„Continuity of tradition” in the spirit of the creative legacy of Kodály, Bartók, Dohnányi, Veress, Ligeti.

Cultural Festival in Cluj-Napoca, 14-18 November 2017

Patron: Mr. Mile Lajos, consul of Cluj-Napoca

The activity of the Society of Hungarian Musicians of Romania (SHMR) is focused on the presentation of our remarkable composers, performers, young talents by organizing festivals, competitions, conferences, workshops and memorial days.

Starting from 1995 each of our events was mainly focused on a single outstanding composer (Liszt, Bartók, Kodály, Dohnányi, Veress, Ligeti). Such events were the Bartók Memorial Days in 1995, Kodály Memorial Days in 1997, Zsurka Péter Memorial Days in 1999, Balogh Ferenc Memorial Days in 2000, Vermesy Péter Memorial Days in 2008, Liszt Ferenc Memorial Days in 2011, Veress Sándor Memorial Concerts in 2013, Ligeti Workshop in 2013, Dohnányi Memorial Days in 2015 and the Mozart-Bartók Memorial Days in 2016.

Over the years it has become more and more clear that this group of artists should be presented and introduced to the Transylvanian cultural ambience in the spirit of the “Continuity of tradition”, master and apprentice, heritage and future, irrespectively of the fact that of course each of these composers has followed his own sovereign international creative career. The remarkable results of contemporary Hungarian musical research consolidated our certitude that Hungarian musical history can be and should be interpreted from the point of view of the “Continuity of tradition”.

The SHMR has invited  to this festival several prominent members of the Hungarian musical world – assembles, performers, musical scientists, researchers – so they can share with us the extraordinary dimensions of our musical heritage.