The events for our 2008/2009 season are listed below. In addition to organizing our own events, we supported other local events, which are also listed below and noted with an asterisk *.
The Great Romantics Festival * ~ Thursday, October 9 through Saturday, October 11, 2008.
A celebration in Music and Words of the Masterpieces of the Romantic Age. Helyszín: Hamilton, Ontario. For tickets and info: 905-525-9140 ext. 23674. www.artset.net/greatromantics.html
”The Autumn Leaves” ~ fine art exhibition presented by Hungarian Visual Artists of Canada * ~ Wednesday October 15 to Sunday, October 26, 2008.
Paintings, sculptures, photography, woodcarvings and enamels. Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum & Arts Centre, Papermill Art Gallery, 67 Pottery Road, Toronto. Exhibition is open Wednesday to Friday from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. For more information - www.huvac.ca.
The 2008 Studio Art Exhibition of Andrew Benyei * ~ Thursday, October 23 to Sunday, October 26, 2008.
For more information - tel: (416) 489-9991, website: www.benyei.com
Horizon Photographs ~ Balazs Kralovanszky * ~ Saturday, October 25, 2008 ~ 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Toronto, Karoly Gaspar Room, 439 Vaughan Road, Toronto. Open Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until November 25, 2008.
Fundraising Organ Concert ~ Xaver Varnus * ~ Saturday, October 25, 2008 ~ 7:30 p.m.
Albioni, Bach, Mozart and Improvizations. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen Street East, Toronto. Part of the proceeds will support the Sick Kids Foundation.
Hungarian Helicon Society’s Season Opener and Silent Auction ~ Thursday, October 30, 2008 ~ 7:30 p.m.
The Hungarian Helicon Society invites its members and friends to our Season Opener and silent auction. George Brown House, 186 Beverley Street, Toronto.
Music and literature: MASI invites you to a celebration of the work of Tibor Polgar and George Jonas * ~ Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a wine reception sponsored by the Italian winery MASI AGRICOLA after the concert. Admission: $20.00. Location: Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto.
Bravissimo! Opera’s Greatest Hits * ~ Sunday, December 28, 2008 ~ 2:30 p.m.
Featuring excerpts from Carmen, Madama Butterfly, Nabucco, La Traviata, Samson and Delilah, La Boheme, The Pearl Fishers and more. Roy Thomson Hall.
Salute to Vienna New Year’s Day Concert * ~ January 1, 2009 ~ 2:30 p.m.
Featuring the Strauss Symphony of Canada - Guido Macusi, Conductor (Vienna); Zsuzsa Kalocsai, soprano (Budapest); Daniel Vadasz, tenor (Budapest); with dancers from the Budapest Ballet. Roy Thomson Hall, (416) 872-4255, (416) 323-1403 ~ www.salutetovienna.com
52nd Helicon Ball ~ Saturday, February 7, 2009
Old Mill Inn, Toronto. Link to more information.
“Egg Spero: How to Embroider a Real Eggshell” by JEVA - book launch ~ Thursday, April 16, 2009 ~ 7:30 p.m.
Boardroom, Arts & Letters Club, 14 Elm Street Toronto. Tickets: $10 for Helicon Society members, $15 for non-members.
TSO “Hungarian Rhapsody” concert * ~ April 19, 2009 ~ 3:00 p.m.
Join us for a group outing to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s concert entitled ‘Hungarian Rhapsody’. Conductor – Gregory Vajda, Pianist – Todd Yaniw. A limited number of tickets are available.
Presentation: HYA Alumni 3rd Reunion Tour in Szlovakia ~ Sunday, May 3, 2009 ~ 4:30 p.m.
Studio #2, Toronto Botanical Gardens, 777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto. Admission: $5.00.
Hungarian Identity Conference * ~ May 16-17-18, 2009.
The Magyarokért Kanadában Egyesület association invites the organizers of the various Hungarian associations, church representatives, teachers, dancers and business people to the Hungarian Identity Conference to be held on May 16-17-19, 2009.
“Hungarian Open House”, St. Catharines Folk Arts Festival * ~ Tuesday, May 19, 2009 ~ 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Black Sea Hall, 455 Welland Avenue, St. Catharines. Free Admission.