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Introducing the March and April programs of our 2020 Spring Series.

Please join us on Saturday, Mar. 14th  "Celebrating Franz Lehár"

 Presented by Mrs. Andrea Lázár, hostess of WCPN Kapossy Hungarian Radio Hour

Franz Lehár is widely considered the leading operetta composer of the 20th century.  His operettas included lush melodies, drama, light-hearted comedy, dance and lavish staging, and with their increasingly high musical caliber, his final works were closer to opera than to operetta.  His mega-hit, The Merry Widow (1905), enjoyed such unprecedented success that by 1910 it had been performed over 18,000 times in ten languages, and over a century later, it remains one of the classic operettas still performed all over the world.  Lehár also composed operas, sonatas and other musical pieces. Andrea Lazar has a vast knowledge of Hungarian music and composers thus making her the ideal person to share with our audience the life and music of this iconic composer as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth.

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2019 Vintner Dinner- a wonderful event!

Saturday evening, October 19, and the weather was like a soothing autumn whisper, the kind of evening that beckons us to the golf club where good food, good wine and good company come together for a congenial evening. The Hungarian melodies performed by Harmonia, the Hungarian wines imported from vineyards around Tokaj, Sopron, Pannonhalma, and the company of friends of the Museum, all combined to make for a successful fundraising event to support the mission of our Museum. This year we honored Ted Horvath, Steve Szappanos and Zsuzsa Szappanos, three individuals who have given selflessly of their time and talent to help the Museum become the Hungarian gem that it is in Downtown Cleveland. The best way to convey the elegant yet lively atmosphere of the evening, is through the many photographs that give us a photo-lens view of good times in a lovely setting, good friends tasting good wine, and the warmth of a fine Magyar event. Thanks everyone for coming, and if you couldn't join us this year, we hope to see you next year!

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Hungarian Heritage Night at the Ballpark

Once again the Museum participated in the Lake Erie Captain's annual Hungarian Heritage Night at the Ballpark. Along with the Hungarian Cultural Center of Northeast Ohio and the William Penn Fraternal Association, the Museum helped celebrate our heritage with youngsters through face-painting. Since the Captains initiated this evening of Hungarian Heritage Night at the Ballpark, the Museum has offered the children who come to the game the fun of having Hungarian folk motifs or the ancient Hungarian Runic writing painted unto their cheeks, forearms, and hands. Meeting folks with no Hungarian connection as well as those who do share our Hungarian heritage has earned many friends for our Museum. This event is a fine melding of the American favorite past time with Hungarian culture.

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