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2019 Spring Lecture Series

Saturday, May 11th  George Szell:  One of the greatest orchestra builders of the 20th century, presented by Marcia Hansen Kraus, author, and musician 

Marcia Hansen Kraus has recently published a book about George Szell, the Cleveland Orchestra's towering presence for over a quarter of a century.   Ms Kraus, herself a musician and married to an oboist who worked under George Szell, narrates wonderful stories and personal anecdotes related to this great conductor.  She illuminates Mr. Szell's stature as a conductor and artist in her book.  Mr. Szell is credited with transforming the Cleveland Orchestra from an essentially regional institution into one that was equal to any orchestra in the world.  He accomplished this with charisma, driving ambition, and high standards of excellence. In the words of one reviewer, Ms Kraus's book is "filled with vivid backstage stories, George Szell's Reign reveals the human side of a great orchestra - and how one visionary built a premier classical music institution."

Our Lectures are in English and are held at the Hungarian Heritage Museum, in The Galleria, Lower Level, Downtown Cleveland,

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Save the Date!

The Cleveland Hungarian Museum will hold its annual Vintner Dinner on October 19, 2019. This is a wonderful opportunity to taste great Hungarian wines and also support the mission of the Museum. Our physical presence in Downtown Cleveland not only adds to the cultural vibrancy of Northeast Ohio, but also is a testament to the support of our community gives to our efforts to present our cultural and immigrant history to the greater Cleveland area. Please join us for this unique event. If you desire and invitation to the Dinner, please let us know by e-mailing us at museum@clevelandhungarianmuseum.org.

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Our 2018 Vintner Dinner was a wonderful evening! Thanks for supporting our Museum!

The guests arrived, the first wine was served, the appetizers and the pogácsa were tasty! The evening proceeded as planned: fine wine, intimate atmosphere, lovely table settings, good food, and good company.  To add to the ambiance, the reception hour was made all the more memorable by piano music setting the festive atmosphere. The dinner experience was enhanced by the Magyar sounds played by members of Harmonia. Featured wines came from some of the finest wine-growing regions of Hungary: from Tokaj, a 2015 Patricius Furmint and a 2012 Füleky  Pallas Late Harvest; from the Mátra region, a Szőke Mátyás, 2016 Pino Gris (Szürkebarát) and from the same winery, a 2017 Irsai Oliver; from Sopron, a Pfneiszl 2014 Távoli Világ Cuvee. There was something to tempt everyone's palate! Our Honoree for this year's dinner was the Hungarian Cultural Club of Northeast Ohio, and their president, Mary Jane Molnár.

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2018 Children's Program

Saint Nicholas, Mikulás Bácsi, visited the Museum on Saturday afternoon, December 8th. He spoke with 35 children, ages 3 through 13. He inquired about their school interests, their hobbies and other activities. His visit was preceded by activities for our young visitors. The adults in their lives had a chance to see the Museum exhibits and to socialize, shop and learn about Hungarian culture through the activities set up for the children. We look forward to seeing the children next year, and until then, we want them to know that they and their families are always welcome to visit the Museum on their own!

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