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Festival Academy concert artists to commemorates Holocaust victims

In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Hungarian Holocaust, concert artists will pay tribute to its victims as part of the Festival Academy's Budapest Summer Festival held at the Dohany Street Synagogue on July 15.

The performers will include Dora Schwarzberg, Shlomo Mintz, Thomas Dunford, Vilde Frang, Orsolya Korcsolan, Jens Peter Maintz, Barnabas Kelemen, Katalin and Dora Kokas, Alissa Margulis, Maxim Rysanov, Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Jonian Ilias Kadesha, Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg, Kyril Zlotnikov, Miklos Lukacs, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, as well as the students of the Festival Academy Budapest.

The synagogue’s principal cantor, Laszlo Fekete, will take part in the memorial concert. In between the musical performances, actors Gabriella Hamori and Zoltan Bezeredi will read excerpts from the works of Gyorgy Petri, Peter Esterhazy, Imre Kertesz, Miklos Radnoti and Endre Ady.

Puccini’s Chrysanthemums for string quartet, Mendelssohn’s Octet, the Nigun movement of Ernest Bloch’s Baal Shem, and Max Bruch Kol Nidrei will be performed.

The organisers are asking men to wear a kippah or other head covering, while women must wear clothing that covers their shoulders.

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