Night of the Museums

The Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum and Research Center took part in the Night of the Museums cultural programme series this year as well. On 23rd of June our guests – all together 555 visitors, mainly Hungarians – could participate in various special activities. One of our most popular programmes was the guided tour accompained by mini concerts performed on the exhibited original instruments by the Hungarian pianist and professor of the Academy of Music, István Gulyás.

Before the concerts the audience could listen to fanfare music coming from the balcony of the Old Music Academy. The first concert was given by students of the School of Exceptional Talents of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, then János Palojtay, a very talented young pianist went on stage. A wonderful chamber concert with: Erzsébet Hutás violin and Andrea Fernandes piano was followed by the In Medias Brass quintett’s performance which gave a perfect ending to the evening.

We were really happy to welcome so many Hungarian and international visitors, amongst others the Portuguese Ambassador, Maria José Morais Pires and her husband, Manuel Fernandes Pereira. On this special Saturday night our guests could take a look at our temporary exhibition inaugurated in May entitled „Please, do not send me any more scores!”. We really hope that this programme could promote Liszt’s intellectual and musical heritage in Hungary and worldwide as well.