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Őszi Kulturális Fesztivál, SZTE 2023

The 27th Autumn Cultural Festival sarts within a few days

A returning, popular program series, the Autumn Cultural Festival, organized by the SZTE Cultural Office, is about to start at the University of Szeged.

Concerts, photo and painting exhibitions, theatre performances, book presentations, various lectures and performances, poetry recitals - the 27th Autumn Cultural Festival of the University of Szeged will start on 3 October 2023. We highlighted some of the programs international students can attend without facing the language barrier. Some of the events are free, while a few programs require an entry ticket, see program descriptions.

Fényfestés – Színekben Tündöklő Egyetem

Opening Ceremony with Light Painting

Location: In front of the Rector's Building, Dugonics Square 13.
Date: Tuesday, October 3

17.30: Folk music performance
19.00: Docpiano Band concert, part I.
19.30: LIGHT FESTIVAL - SZTE - University of Colour
The 27th Autumn Cultural Festival opens with a special light painting. The series of colorful programs of a colorful university begins with this exceptional, but now traditional event, when we once again illuminate the Rector's Building of the University of Szeged. Jonathan Tóth, university student, sings during the light painting.
20.00: Docpiano Band concert, part II.

Other Programmes

Salsa Student
Location: Café Radnóti, Egyetem u. 2.
Date: Wednesday, October 4
Start: 20.00
The Club Cubano dance group welcomes all young people and students from Szeged to try Cuban salsa and Dominican bachata dance styles. The group's goal is to get as many young people as possible to enjoy dancing and to create a youthful dance community. During the event, participants will be able to practice the basic steps learned in the dance classes.


Bajkó album release concert and dance
Location: Café Radnóti, Egyetem u. 2.
Date: Thursday, October 5
Start: 20.00
The Bajkó Band was formed in Budapest in the spring of 2013 by enthusiastic, music-loving young people from the countryside. The ensemble plays authentic melodies, drawing from many corners of the Carpathian Basin. They have played in China, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, France, Austria, Russia and Sweden. In 2019, the band was included in the international music portfolio of the House of Traditions, making it one of the official ambassadors of Hungarian folk culture.
Tickets: HUF 1,000


XVI Fool Moon Acappella Festival - Naturally 7 (USA)
Location: IH Rendezvényközpont, Felső Tisza-part 2.
Date: Friday, October 6
Start: 20.00
Naturally 7 members use their voices as real instruments to perform any genre of music with ease. Their sound is so perfectly woven that the master himself, Quincy Jones, declared them the best acappella group in the world. In a 20-year career that has always been full of verve and freshness, they have toured 3 times around the world, played nearly 500 shows, and performed with Coldplay. Naturally 7 has shared the stage with icons such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Bublé, Diana Ross, Quincy Jones, Sarah Connor, Lionel Richie, Ludacris, The Roots, etc. With their latest project 20/20, Naturally 7 has come full circle, performing 20 songs selected by their international fan base. With this, their eleventh studio album, they celebrate their 20th anniversary.
The Naturally 7 are "Ricky" Lee Ricardo Cort, Rod Eldridge, Kelvin "Kelz" Mitchell, Sean Simmonds, Dwight Stewart, Roger Thomas and Warren Thomas
Tickets: HUF 9,900 in advance, HUF 11,900 on the day of the concert


XVI Fool Moon Acappella Festival - Hungarian acappella day
Location: IH Rendezvényközpont, Felső Tisza-part 2.
Date: Saturday, October 7
Start: 20.00

Performers: János Fekete 'Jammal', Tibor Attila Molnár 'FMaN', Fool Moon
János Fekete 'Jammal'
He was and is surrounded by musicians in his family, and started playing drums, then drumming, under their influence. The instruments of his one-man band are all hidden in his throat. Jammal not only tells, but also shows that everything can be imitated with the mouth: the sound of a door opening or a car braking, or even the thick noises of the shower.

Tibor Attila Molnár 'FMaN'
Lacking instruments, he started drumming and singing acappella on the streets of the housing estate in Szeged. From underground hip-hop, drum and bass, and techno parties he soon found himself on the main stages of festivals. In addition to his activities as a music producer and his own bands (Trap kapitány és a Tha Shudras, FTV & FMaN looper duo), he performed as an accompanying musician in several formations instead of a drummer.

Fool Moon - Vocal Recall
The Fool Moon Vocal Recall is a completely live acappella concert, in which instruments are not featured, or only rarely (for a moment at a time). Among the song arrangements of the program are the biggest movie hits of the 1980s and 90s, which are pop, disco, funky, and rock songs in terms of genre. During the concert, the members of the ensemble also recall their favorite films from their childhood.
Band members: Tamás Mészáros, Gábor Molnár, Bence Vavra, Barnabás Wodala, Miklós Németh
Tickets: HUF 4,500 in advance, HUF 5,500 on the day of the concert


Guitar recital - Margareta Lakner, Csenge Krizsány, Siyuan Qian
Location: SZTE Rector's Building, Ceremonial Hall, Dugonics tér 13.
Date: Tuesday, October 10
Start: 19.00
Program:
1. Francisco Tarrega: Marieta
Alexandre Tansman: Variations on a Theme of Scriabin
Margaréta Lakner: Zenosyne
Margaréta Lakner: Remain For Good
Margaréta Lakner: Echo of Wounds
Will McNicol: Blindsided
2. Jazz Standard
Dilermando Reis: Xodo de Baiana
Margaréta Lakner: Bóbita hallgat
Interval
2. John Dowland: Fantasy (A Fancy)
Dávid Pavlovits: Flight (from Sonata Nr. 3.)
3. Miguel Llobet: Variations on La Folia of Fernando Sor
Alberto Ginastera: Sonata for guitar


Time management workshop
Location: SZTE Alma Mater Tárgyaló, Honvéd tér 6.
Date: Wednesday, October 11
Start: 15.00
The skills you can learn at the Alumni Uni workshop will help you prioritize everyday tasks, increase efficiency, and reduce stress. The interactive presentation will give you practical techniques to manage your time effectively and insights to identify common pitfalls. Topics include identifying and prioritizing tasks, managing distractions, and establishing a productive daily routine. You can also learn how to delegate tasks and how to say no. The session will be led by coach Mónika Fischer.
Participation is free and in English, so it is open to foreign students. Details and registration at the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/744168057480432


Concert by Juci Németh and Hunor G. Szabó
Location: No Milk Today, Bécsi krt. 8-16/B
Date: Wednesday, October 11
Start: 19.00
We associate Juci Németh's name with such hits as '68 and Csinálj sok-sok gyermeket! by Anima Sound System, or Szívememben bomba van, which they sing together with Tibi Kiss in the Budapest Bar band. She is a regular guest of Kispál és a Borz, and with Nemjuci she has whipped up our hidden rocker selves for seven years. Hunor G. Szabó is a jazz drummer, singer-guitarist, and composer who has made his mark in funk-rock-experimental music with The Qualitons, jazz, folk, and world music with Borbély Műhely and is also a composer with a background in theatre. They are also a couple in their private lives and have been performing together for over two years. Their program includes a selection of their own compositions as well as favorites from the past, performed in exciting and varied arrangements to suit their own tastes.
Tickets: normal: HUF 1,500, with SZTE student card: HUF 1,000


Fingerstyle - acoustic guitar recital by Gábor Hart
Location: REÖK, Magyar Ede tér 2.
Date: Thursday, October 12
Start: 19.00

Program:
Stevie Ray, Tommy Emmanuel: SRV Blues
Billy Joel: And So It Goes
Sting: Englishman in New York
Stevie Wonder: Isn't she lovely
Stevie Wonder: Superstition
Gábor Hart: Breath
Jimi Hendrix: Purple Haze
Eric Clapton: Tears in Heaven
Elvis Presley: Can't help falling in love
Tommy Emmanuel: Blood Brothers
Bee Gees: How deep is your love
Harold Arlen: Somewhere over the rainbow
John Mayer: Slow dancing in the burning room
Improvisation together with Ferenc Levente Séllei: BB Blues
Improvisation together with Ferenc Levente Séllei: Ray Charles Blues

Gábor Hart (1995, Orosháza) was influenced by rock music when he started playing guitar with Zsolt Varga and continued his studies at the Szeged Conservatory of Music with Andrea Bozóki, where he was accepted into Dávid Pavlovits' class. He continued his studies in 2020 at the Dresden University of Music and Performing Arts, majoring in Pop/Rock/Jazz. He developed his own style, which is a combination of classical and electric guitar. He gave his first European tour of 10 countries in 2019, where he had the opportunity to play in Spain with the ADDA Symphony Orchestra, in Estonia to perform with Sting and Arvo Pärt, and in Romania with the renowned Rosenberg Trio. His achievements include first prizes in 3 national guitar competitions and podium finishes in several international competitions. As a guitarist, he was the first to reach the live broadcast of the Virtuosos music talent show, where he came 2nd. He is currently active in music in Lucerne and teaches at the strongest high school in the canton and at the city's music school.


Tök Jó Nap! A family program of pumpkin carving, with a display of pumpkin lanterns illuminating the botanical garden at dusk
Location: SZTE Füvészkert (Botanical Garden), Lövölde út 42.
Date: Sunday, October 15
Time: 10.00–17.00

Families are invited to the 10th anniversary Tök Jó Nap! — Pumpkin Good Day (Hungarian word-wit) — featuring one of autumn's popular delicacies, pumpkins. Those who feel like it can carve their Halloween pumpkin lanterns on site, or even make pumpkin candles and window decorations. Once again, our guest will be vegetable sculptor Lajos Rácz Túrkevei. At the pumpkin exhibition, you can see the astonishing variety of pumpkins: the huge Halloween pumpkins, the slender varieties, and the countless colors, patterns, and shapes of the tiny decorative pumpkins. Little ones can prove their ingenuity in pumpkin games, while those interested in gastronomy can sample pumpkin dishes and oven-roasted pumpkins. The day will also feature a craft fair and craft activities.

Tickets: full-price: HUF 2,200, student/pensioner: HUF 1,600, kindergartener, SZTE employee/student, SZTE Alma Mater with membership card, people with reduced mobility/disabled (also for 1 accompanying person): HUF 800


Őszi Kulturális Fesztivál, SZTE 2023

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