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26th Autumn Cultural Festival at the University of Szeged

The popular series of events, called Autumn Cultural Festival, organized every autumn is about to start at the University of Szeged.

The popular series of events, called Autumn Cultural Festival, organized by the SZTE Cultural Office, is about to start at the University of Szeged. We highlighted some of the programmes international students can attend without facing language barrier. For the full list of the events, which are open to the public, please click on this website or on this website.

Opening Ceremony with Light Painting

17.00 Performance of the Suhancok ensemble

The members of the ensemble are Ádám Fülöp, Tamás Király, Dániel Horváth, Levente Horváth

18.30 Csillagom... Concert by Edina Szirtes Mókus and János Fekete Jammal

Edina Szirtes Mókus Mókus will perform a deeply emotional concert about joy, sorrow, struggle and the all-encompassing deep, deep love. János Fekete Jammal is a colourful phenomenon of the Hungarian music scene. His beatbox show is not only about imitating drum sounds and mixing effects, but also about weaving these sounds into a story, which makes it unique.

19.30 Light Painting - SZTE - University of Colour

Speech by Prof. Dr. Péter Zakar, Vice-Rector for International and Public Relations

The 26th Autumn Cultural Festival will open with a special light painting. This exceptional but now traditional event will mark the start of a colourful series of events for a colourful university, as we once again illuminate the Rector's Building of the University of Szeged.

20.00 Surprise Concert

Location: SZTE Rector's Building, 13. Dugonics tér

Date: Monday 3 October

Time: 17.00 – 21.00

Szeged Contemporary Ballet: Blue / Elegia

Joint dance performance by Szeged Contemporary Ballet and the National Dance Theatre

Elegia: Danced by Petra Bocsi, Letizia Melchiorre, Diletta Ranuzzi, Janka Nier, Miriam Munno, Diletta Savini, Désireé Bazzani, Adam Bobák, Gergely Czár, Róbert Kiss, Vincze Lotár, Francesco Totaro. Music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms . Choreographer: Enrico Morelli

Blue: Danced by Petra Bocsi, Letizia Melchiorre, Diletta Ranuzzi, Janka Nier, Miriam Munno, Diletta Savini, Désireé Bazzani, Dorka Szorre, Adam Bobák, Gergely Czár, Róbert Kiss, Lotár Vincze, Francesco Totaro, Dániel Schrott. Choreographer: Tamás Juronics

Tickets: 1.000 HUF (with SZTE student card, limited availibility)

Location: Kisszínház, Szeged National Theatre, 3. Horváth Mihály utca

Date: Tuesday 4 October

Time: 19.00

Indonesian Batik Day

It is an Indonesian cultural day for celebrating batik, the traditional cloth of Indonesia. It is celebrated on 2nd of October and marks the anniversary of when UNESCO recognized batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2009. IISMA students at the University of Szeged, are going to hold an event. The event is titled Batik Day, Evoking The Beauty of Indonesia.The event consist of several sub-events, starting with a traditional dance performance and followed with a runway fashion show of Indonesia’s Batik, and lastly, there will be a workshop on how to use batik in #Berkain. Check out the Batik and Souvenirs, try Indonesian food and beverages, or try on Indonesian Batik at the Photobooth.

Date: Thursday, October 6th, 2022

Time: 1.00-4.00 PM CET

Place: 6. Boldogasszony sgt., Szeged,

SZTE Students’ Day at the Móra Ferenc Museum

A large-scale international exhibition opened in the Móra Ferenc Museum titled Legendary Wild West. The main characters of the exhibition are cowboys and the indigenous peoples of the Americas. The core material of the exhibition is from the USA, from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma, and materials arrived from the Museum of Ethnography.

Free guided tours at 11.00 and 16.00, Entrance tickets with SZTE IDs: 1000 Ft

Location: Móra Ferenc Museum, 1-3 Roosevelt tér

Date: 11 October, Tuesday

Time: 10.00-18.00 University day at Móra Ferenc Museum

Conversation on Cultural Experiences in Universities across the World

Informal conversation with foreign students about university life in Szeged, compared to their own countries and other ones. The conversation will be in English,

Location: Faculty Lounge, SZTE Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, 54. Tisza Lajos krt.

Date: 11. October. Tuesday

Time: 14.00

Fun Facts & Life Hacks for International Students in Szeged

Just arrived to Szeged from another country and feel a little lost and overwhelmed? Or you are a student here for a while now and want to meet people in the same shoes, maybe make friendships?

Do you feel a little confused because of the cultural differences?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions, we have some good news for you!

SZTE Alma Mater, Alumni Office of the university organizes an event especially for international students or former international students. Speakers will share there experiences and answer your questions.

Lorenzo Marmiroli: Assistant Professor at the University of Szeged from Italy, translator from Hungarian to Italian, lives in Hungary for 10 years. Devanshi Dash: medical student from India, who has been studying in Szeged for 2 years, previously studied and worked in the United States. Moderator: Anett Árvay, lecturer and researcher at SZTE, holds linguistics, language pedagogy and cultural courses for Hungarian and foreign students.

Entry is free, but registration is required:

Location: Agárúr, 3. Zászló utca,

Date: 11. October, Tuesday

Time: 17:00


Organ Concert by László Csanádi DLA

J. S. Bach: c-moll Passacaglia BWV 582, Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit…BWV 668, Songs about Mary, Contributes: SZTE Béla Bartók Faculty of Arts’ Gregorian Ensemble, conductor: Mária Szudi

Ferenc Liszt: Legend in A-major (St. Francis of Assisi’s sermon to the birds)

C. Franck: Cantabile

Ferenc Liszt: Weinen, Klagen...

Alsóvárosi Ferences templom, Mátyás square

Location: Collegium Musicum organ concerts

Date: October 11. Tuesday

Time: 19.00


Violin Concert by Sebestyén Sztathatosz

Contributes: Souhei Jamagami (piano) and Árpád Marton poet

Beethoven: Kreutzer sonata, E Ysaye: Sonata No. 4., R. Strauss: E flat major violin-piano sonata

Location: Ceremonial Hall, SZTE Rector’s Building, 13. Dugonics square

Date: 18. October Tuesday

Time: 19.00


Dance with the World!

International dance night with the students of the Choreomundus dance-research MA program, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, SZTE.

Location: Café Radnóti, Egyetem street 2.

Date: 19. October Wednesday

Time: 20.00

Piano Concert by Balázs Fülei

Programme: Purcell: Suite in D major, Z.667, Bartók: Romanian Christmas Carols, I-II., Grieg: Norwegian dances, op. 72.. Liszt: Csárdás macabre, Kodály: Marosszéki dances, Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Location: SZTE Rector’s Office, Ceremonial Hall, 13. Dugonics sq.

Date: 25. October Tuesday

Time: 18.00

Bulgarian Dance House with Balkán Táncegyüttes (Balkan Dance Ensemble)

The ensemble regularly performs at domestic festivals and cultural events, but their goal is not only to perform folk dances on stage, but to also teach these dances in dance houses. The ensemble maintains a close relationship with the Bulgarian groups living in Szeged, and the ensemble’s leader, Dániel Majthényi, teaches Bulgarian folk dances every month in Nemzetiségek Háza here in Szeged.

Location: Nemzetiségek Háza (House of Nationalities), 6. Osztróvszky street

Date: 26. October Wednesday

Time: 18.00

Sitar Concert by Debasish Ganguly

Born in Calcutta, Debasish Ganguly is a sitarist who now regularly gives highly successful concerts in India, Japan, Australia and of course in several countries in Europe. He also composed the soundtrack for the film Island by Australian director Paul Cox, which was screened at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival. In 2010 he composed the music for Tamás Tóth's film Guru in Hungary.

Location: Ceremonial Hall, Rector’s Building, 13. Dugionics sq 13.

Date: 28 October, Friday

Time: 19.00

Zűrös Banda Concert

Their first album got released in September 2015 with the help of Fonó Budai Zeneház. Soon after the album was released, against other strong international contesters, it got on the most prestigious world music chart, the World Music Charts Europe’s best album list. Folk songs and folk themes (Hungarian, Serbian, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Romanian) appear in the band’s songs, and are accompanied with modern rhythm sections. Their second album, called “2021”, became a WMCE toplister, and got voted the 10th best world music album in Berlin.

Members of the ensemble: Branka Básits (vocal), Bence Babcsán (saxofon, clarinet), Péter Bede (saxofon), Marci Deáky (saxofon, clarinet), Kornél Varga (guitar), Attila Boros (bass), Ákos Kertész (drums)

Location: Café Radnóti, 2. Egyetem street

Date: 3. November Thursday

Time: 20.00

Stay tuned for further events announced in English.



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