According to the information of the Hungarian House of Music on Wednesday, the city of Debrecen will be the first to focus on the City Gate program series presenting the musical life of Hungarian cities.
On May 17, the series of events will begin with the opening of the sound installation Ring My Bell by the artist Balázs Antal and the pop-up exhibition based on the music stories of the artist Sándor Imreh, a street-art artist based in Debrecen.
On the same day, five young light music formations from Debrecen – Balázs-Földi Virág, The Crams, Heavy Brains, Ex Anima and Nasiimov – will take the stage at the Made In Debrecen Showcase, and six different audiovisual works will be presented by the Lighthouse Association.
On the 26th of May, the audience will hear the experimental jazz music of Ákos Szelevényi, a world-famous jazz saxophonist and guitarist Ádám Mészáros, with the participation of several famous young jazz musicians, Szabolcs Hajdu, the iconic film director of Debrecen.
On June 5, the dramatic, interactive dance performance entitled Csillagkapu will be shown on the open-air stage of the House of Music courtesy of the Debrecen Music Ensemble, as well as the Pulatyka group of the Alba Regia Elementary School
On June 10, the series will present a musical-literary choral work entitled Róbert Hrutka and Krisztián Grecsó. Later, a surreal literary DJ set presenting the poet Mihály Csokonai Vitéz is included in the program entitled Mihály – Ghosts of a City. As a co-creator of Zsolt Prieger, the founder of Anima Sound System, rapper Mihály Balázsovics (MC Tink – the Mulató Aztec), jazz trumpet player Gábor Subicz and singer Evelin Ivy will participate in the performance.
On June 11, those interested can take part in a family music education program with the Talamba Percussion Ensemble in Debrecen. Arvo Pärt’s Scandinavian minimalism and neo-baroque style will be introduced to Péter Zombola’s author’s evening, which will feature students from the Faculty of Music of the University of Debrecen.
On the last day, the series will end with a joint concert by the Infinite Music, the Kodály Philharmonic, the Kodály Choir Debrecen and the Oradea State Philharmonic. The Debrecen Music Council, the Kodály Philharmonic in Debrecen, the Faculty of Music of the University of Debrecen, the Musicians, the Lighthouse Group and the Rocksuli, among others, took part in compiling the programs.