2009-2010 Events

The events for our 2009/2010 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 *.

Hungarian Helicon Society’s Season Opening Reception ~ Monday, October 26, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
The Hungarian Helicon Society invites its members, their family and friends to our Season Opener.

“Here There” photo exhibition ~ Balazs Kralovanszky * ~ October 25 to November 29, 2009 ~ Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Toronto, 439 Vaughan Road, Toronto. Open Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. until November 29.

Monster Concert * ~ 2009. október 31. ~ 3 órakor
Remenyi House of Music and North Toronto Institute of Music Present a special musical extravaganza for the entire family, at Massey Hall. Popular piano works by Gottschalk, Rossini, Liszt, Saint-Saens and Bizet. Proceeds benefit SickKids Foundation. Tickets $45. $35, $25.

Dora de Pedery-Hunt, 1913-2008 * ~ November 8, 2009, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
It has been a family tradition to celebrate - around the time of her birthday - Dora’s spectacular career. In keeping with this tradition, the family honours her with a retrospective showcasing her over 60 years as a celebrated international medallist and sculptor. Location: Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto.

Dr. Nándor Dreisziger’s presentation: “The Hungarian Conquest” of the Carpathian Basin in 895 AD in the light of the science of “deep ancestry” (genomics) ~ Thursday, November 12, 2009 ~ 7:30 p.m.
Arts & Letters Club, Toronto - Boardroom. Admission fee: $10 for Helikon Society Members, $15 for Guests.

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Day Concert * ~ January 1, 2010 ~ 2:30 p.m.
Featuring the Strauss Symphony of Canada - Peter Sommerer, Conductor (Vienna); Beatrix Lazin, soprano (Budapest); Wolfgang Gratschmaier, tenor (Vienna); with dancers from the Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine. Roy Thomson Hall, (416) 872-4255, 1-800-545-7807 ~ www.salutetovienna.com

53rd Helicon Ball ~ Saturday, March 6, 2010
Old Mill Inn, Toronto.

Tamas Bacsi Piano Concert * ~ Thursday, May 20, 2010 ~ 7:00 p.m.
Please join us for this concert featuring prices by Bach, Liszt, Beethovin, Chopin, and original compositions by the pianist, Tamas Bacsi. Tickets: $10 for Helicon Society members, $15 for Guests. Remenyi House of Music, Toronto. Please purchase tickets in advance from Julie Spinelli at (416) 571-5260.