The guitarist Gábor Juhász is probably the most multifaceted guitar artist of Hungary today, who is equally able to be intensely low-keyed and capable of an ardent virtuosity. He stepped up several times with stars like Palle Mikkelborg, Charlie Mariano, Archie Shepp, and also played a key role in Hungarian bands of very dissimilar character, like Tin Tin, Off Course, Balázs Elemér Group, Mirrorworld. Gábor Juhász is a real “renaissance man” of the guitar, who draws inspiration from the broadest thesaurus of the musical heritage, his musical art being a continuous exploration of new horizons. Even his own groups were very different from each other. At the moment Juhász’s fellows in his enterprise are Zoltán Kovács (contrabass, composer, orchestrator), member of Smárton Trio and the Szalóki Ági Band and the outstanding percussionist György Jeszenszky, the favorite drummer of Liane Carroll.
Admission fee: 15 RON
Ten musicians, ten concerts. Four years, four elements. Earth, Water, Fire, Air. The Posticum Center launches its new jazz concert series under a new brand, with new artists, style and philosophy. The key of this shift is silence, the space in which a meditation over our existence gets a chance to unfold and to bring us back to the basic experiences of our human origins. It carries us back to
the Earth, the birth giving carrier of our lives, our home
the Water, the purifying and life giving, the thirst quenching Water, the medium of all births and rebirths
the Fire, the image of all essential energies which are working within the depths of human soul
the Air, the metaphor of spirit, liberty and flight.
The Posticum Center dedicates itself and its programs in 2017 to the Earth. Consequently, we intend to borrow our human voice and tunes, the sounds of music, to the Earth. We are going to try to sound the Earth-Mother using the language of a genre, which had come from the common motherland of the human species as a slave, and has become the gentle play we understand today under the name jazz on the motherland of freedom and out of aspirations of liberty.
The concerts are supported by the Cseh Tamás program of NKA
We always keep our doors open and we are waiting for You.
Gábor Juhász Trio (Gábor Juhász, György Jeszenszky, Zoltán Kovács)
Linda Kovács and her guests
(Béla Ágoston, Ernő Zoltán Rubik, Balázs Bágyi)
(István Baló, Máté Pozsár, Péter Ajtai)
Mihály Dresch and his guests
Trio Squelini (Szabolcs Szőke, Dániel Váczi, Péter Szalai) and Ditta Rohmann
(István Grencsó, Barnabás Dukay)
András Dés Trio (András Dés, István Tóth junior, Márton Fenyvesi)
Zoltán Mizsei and his guests
Linda Kovács graduated as a jazz singer, performing artist and teacher in 2007 at the Jazz Departement of The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest. She has been leading own formations since 2002. With a foundation based on modern mainstream jazz, she has developed a very unique vocal based, experimental style. Her formations perform on a regular basis in jazz clubs in Budapest and at major festivals. They feature renown contemporary artists like David Lamm, András Dés, Mátyás Szandai, Ernő Hock, Zsolt Sárvári Kovács, Krisztián Rácz, Ábel Mihalik. She has had the opportunity to perform with many artists both from older and younger generations. Besides her permanent formations she has guest appearances in many jazz formations. She has performed with both professional big bands in Hungary, the Budapest Jazz Orchestra and the Modern Jazz Orchestra. On 4th February she will appear in the Posticum Center together with the well-known guitarist Géza Fehér (guitar) and Balázs Horváth (contrabass).
The concert is supported by the Cseh Tamás program of NKA.
Entry: 15 RON
“We wish to play just like the river follows its course. We wish to paint again and again our musically formulated images from time to time. We aim to choose the means, colors and musical solutions which reflect most faithfully the sentiments and thoughts hiding behind the pieces, trying to keep at the same time a door open to sound them always in a different but still analogue way.” (István Baló)
István Baló is one of the most important personalities of contemporary jazz life in Hungary. He graduated the jazz class of the Béla Bartók Musical School in 1978. He appeared and performed recordings together with excellent musicians as István Regős, László Dés, János Másik, Károly Binder, Mihály Dresch, Gábor Gadó, Gyula Babos, Béla Szakcsi Lakatos, András Párniczky (Nigun band), Mihály Borbély, John Tchicai, David Murray, Archie Shepp, Dewey Redman, Chico Freeman, John Zorn. În Posticum apare împreună cu Péter Ajtai și Máté Pozsár. Int he Posticum he will be featured by Máté Pozsár (piano) and Péter Ajtai (contrabass).
Posticum, 4th March 2017, 18:oo
Entry: 15 RON
„I always try to play with the awareness, that the music belongs to the divine sphere. At least when one plays it well.”
The 1955 born Mihály Dresch (saxophone, fuhun) is a distinguished character of contemporary Hungarian jazzlife. He is a saxophonist and composer, who developed his own musical world based on combination of Hungarian folk music and jazz. His first LP entitled Sóhajkeserű (Bitter sigh) was released in 1985 together with Dresch Quartet. The quartet has played in various lineups since. He was repeatedly rewarded for his art. In 2010 he got the Gábor Szabó Award.
The artist will be accompanied by András Bognár (contrabass), Sándor Csoóri jr. (viola) and Dániel Szabó (cymbalo).
Entry: 15 RON
The Posticum Centre for spirituality, culture and dialogue in cooperation with the Centre for Persian Art and Culture from Budapest, Hungary, and the Iranian Commercial Centre in Hungary invites the honorable public of Oradea to a Persian art and culture exhibition.
It’s a special occasion! These masterpieces of handicraft will be seen together for the first time in Posticum Centre, Oradea. It’s also an overture to a series of Persian art exhibitions all over Europe.
The main goal of the exhibition is to present the traditional values of the Persian-Iranian culture in order to familiarize the local public with its peculiarities as well as to eradicate delusions arisen from lack of information.
By exposing the objects during this event, the Posticum Centre and the Centre for Persian Culture and Art intend to help local people to meet representative Persian art pieces, which pertain to the world’s cultural heritage.
Opening ceremony: 30 march 2017, 17:00 PM
Open: 30 March – 2nd April 2017 daily from 10:00 to 19:00
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Szabolcs Szőke, Péter Szalai, Dániel Váczi – three musicians whose work cannot be easily categorized, and so be it. They are no „stars”, they just do their job, they compose, they play music, create interesting projects and the concert visitors (and of course fellow musicians too) know: if they read their names, they will surely meet firm taste, special music, spirit feeding productions of high quality. (Mihály Borbély)
Formation members: Szabolcs SZŐKE - gadulka, array mbira, sarangi, Péter SZALAI - cajon, cajonito, kalimba, bass-kalimba, frame drum, aquaphone, small percussion Dániel VÁCZI - alto & sopranino saxophone, kalimba, aquaphone
„Ditta Rohmann turns what’s historically authentic into something ageless. She learns from vital shaping and voluble declamations and transposes them on a modern instrument so, that sometimes we believe she herself has a copied violoncello in her hands. But what’s important: her play is no copy of modern violoncello players, nor of those, who try to evoke the era of the composers they play.” (Máté Hollós, composer)
Entry: 15 RON
The duo of István Grencsó and Barnabás Dukay is one of the most special formations placed somewhere at borderland of jazz and contemporary music.
István Grencsó is one of the Hungarian legends of avant-garde jazz since decades. His career began in 1979 with the Masina Band. He became well known for the wider public in the 80’s as a member of the Dresch Quartet and partner of György Szabados. In 1985 he founded the Grencsó Kollektíva, which since then is his number one formation. He appeared in different frameworks ranging from trios to big bands. He made recordings which combine the jazz with the pop, rock, ethno and even old Hungarian dance music in a proper and unique manner.
Barnabás Dukay started his musical studies at the Tinódi Lantos Sebestyén Musical Highschool in Győras a disciple of Ilona Unger (piano) and István Fekete Győr (composition). Between 1969-1974 he attended composition under Rezső Sugár at the Institute for Musical Art Liszt Ferenc, Budapest. He obtained his diploma in 1976. Between 1970 and 1990 he was member of the New Musical Studio as composer and renderer. Between 1974 and 1991 he taught solfeggio and theory of music at the Bartók Béla Musical Highschool in Budapest. Since 1991 he teaches at the Musical Academy.
Entry: 15 RON
András Dés graduated from the Jazz Faculty of the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy in 2005. As a member of numerous popular Hungarian jazz bands, he has been touring all around Europe and has played at many important and world famous venues such as Carnegie Hall, Covent Garden, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Damascus Opera House, the Jerusalem Theatre or the Shanghai World Expo. Over the past years, Dés has developed his own percussion set: with his right hand he plays like a drummer and with his left hand like a percussionist. He also plays several hand percussion instruments like the Hungarian kanna (water can), some frame drums from all around the world and also some instruments from the Latin American tradition. In Oradea he will play with his trio accompanied by Márton Fenyvesi (guitar) and István Tóth (guitar). They will sound the tunes of their new album about the four antique elements, entitled Gardening.
Entry: 15 RON
Masterclass and Concert for Young Talents
Invited artist: Elizabeth Pitcairn (USA) - violin, owner of the legendary Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius
Location: Oradea (RO), Posticum, Teiului 26.
Date: 6-7 May 2017 (Saturday - Sunday)
Saturday, 6th May
19:00 CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT Elizabeth Pitcairn (USA) - Violinist http://www.elizabethpitcairn.com/
Anikó Szokody (HU) - Pianist
Sunday, 7th May
16:00 professional discussion (workshop) Young musicians can submit their applications to participate in the masterclass.
- Age limit: 12-18 years
- National and international competition results
- List of chosen piece / pieces
- Application form and uploaded video Active participation is possible only with an uploaded video recording. Participants will be selected by Elizabeth Pitcairn. The selected young musicians will be notified via e-mail. For them, the masterclass and the concert admission is free, and a concert opportunity is offered by Posticum Switzerland on 11.06.2017 (Sunday).
Participation fee: € 20 (paid in Posticum), includes free admission to the concert
At the end of the course both active and passive participants will receive a certificate.
How to apply:
Deadline: 20 March 2017 (Monday)
All applicants, teachers, interested persons can reserve accommodation and meals in the Posticum.
Full board (accommodation, meals) total cost: € 27 (+ 2O EURO fee, for passive participants)
Recommended arrival: 6 May 2017 (Saturday) at 17:00 (before dinner).
Recommended departure: 7 May 2017 (Sunday) 19:00 (after dinner).
Every interested person (all applicants, teachers, interested persons) should kindly fill out an application form and send it to the following address:
Emőke Huszár, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application form available following the link:
Wishing you a good preparation! The Organizers
„The members of Ágoston-Mizsei-Keönch Trio surrounded the cradle of music in the roles of parents, tunes of singing and sounds coming out of the objects. The source of their inspirational and fascinating music ranged from ancestral profane chants through sacred polyphony to the space sounds of Kubrick’s Space Odyssey, traveling across a particular span of musical history. (…) Whoever wants to hear a modern and beautiful music, composed with an inexhaustible creativity, just must get acquainted with this trio. (JazzMa about the 14th April 2017 Budapest concert of the Trio)
Another special event within The Posticum Jazz 10 Series! Starring: Zoltán Mizsei (vocalist, keyboard, effects), Béla Ágoston (saxophone, traditional winds), László Farkas Keönch (percussion)
The event is financed by the Hungarian National Cultural Fund as a part of Cseh Tamás Program.
Entry: 15 RON
The Posticum Centre invites the jazz fans of Oradea to the birthday party of the House, which is going to be celebrated by means of a jazz terrace concert (the last one from the series The Posticum Jazz 10). Starring: Papajazz (with a surprise warm-up band).
Papajazz was formed in 2005 by professional musicians. Each member of the band - originally a quartet - has been a big fan of the so called „old school” jazz, despite that not all of them had in depth experience in this style. Their first record “Papajazz” was released in 2006. The band is truly committed to the music of the ’20es, ’30es and ’40es. Whether in a pub or in a huge concert hall they play delectable, entertaining music to their audience, their repertoire includes many well and lesser known American and Hungarian old school hits.
The event is sponsored by the Cseh Tamás Programme of the National Fund for Culture of Hungary.
Entry: 15 RON
The orchestra was founded in 1984 by Faragó Miklós originally as a trio. After a ten years long pause members of the group reunited again with new verve and they play now especially the songs of the bandleader. They feel themselves at home on the territory of Latin-American tunes as well as in the world of mainstream jazz and swing. They cultivate the eclectic style in the best sense of the word.
Members: Faragó Miklós – guitar, Csányi Zoltán – keyboard, Hárs Viktor – contrabass, Jeszenszky György – drum
Entry: 15 RON
Lecturer: Prof. dr. Manuel Hurtado Duran SJ (Bolivian Catholic University, Cochabamba)
Posticum Centre for Spirituality, Culture and Dialogue, Oradea, Str. Teiului 26, 5th June 2017, from 19:00
The Posticum Centre for Spirituality, Culture and Dialogue (Oradea, Romania) proudly invites the honorable public to attend a series of special lectures on Bolivian Mother Earth Law.
The Plurinational Assembly of Bolivia in 2010 ratified the Law on the Rights of Mother Earth (Pachamama). It was an absolute world premiere when this act considered the Earth an organic wholeness consisted of interrelated living systems, and subject of rights. The uniqueness of the Bolivian approach was that it handled human communities as parts of this integrity, not as hierarchically superimposed entities. Another essential novelty of the act is the sacred character borrowed to Mother Earth. The message of this issue is, that our lifestyle, consumer customs, economic and social behavior must be guided by the fact, that we are a part of a sacral cosmic totality. Considering the analogous European or North-American juridical initiatives and the pressing environmental crisis, no one can contest the actuality of such initiatives.
The language of lectures is English. Translation to Hungarian and Romanian will be provided.
• The content of the Mother Earth Law
• the origins of the act
• the indigenous social and cultural background of the law
• critics and challenges
• theological and cultural reflections
Lecturing tour program:
Posticum Centre, Oradea – 5th June 2017
Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj – 6th June 2017
Fényi Gyula Jesuit Highschool, Miskolc – 7th June 2017
House of Dialogue, Budapest – 8th June 2017
Pastoral und Kulturzentrum Jesuitenkirche/Alte Burse, Vienna – 9th June 2017
"She is sacred, fertile and the source of life that feeds and cares for all living beings in her womb. She is in permanent balance, harmony and communication with the cosmos. She is comprised of all ecosystems and living beings, and their self-organization." (Alvaro García Linera, Vice President of Bolivia)
You sip the water.
You breathe in the air.
You light up the fire.
You lie on the earth.
Water, air, fire, earth. Since Greek antiquity these four elements have been serving men to describe the things building up the world and to determine the driving forces lying deep within human beings…
Although modern sciences approach nature in a different manner, water, air, fire and earth still live within us as a decisive experience of our life.
As soon as we wonder at the world, we are personally connected to these elements and to any related experiences they might recall.
These four elements relay to our senses and to our imagination the wholeness of the physical world. Above all, they draw our attention to the complexity of our relation with nature and the created world. This multilevel perspective, however, also includes concern mixed with powerlessness, whispering to us: there is danger lurking above this all, and there is danger lurking above us…
Posticum set the goal of dedicating one year of its sessions of contemplation, programs and hospitality to each of these four elements: water, air, fire, and earth. We will consider each of them as a singular sytem of perspectives, decisive for the entire year, helping us to react to the world and to ourselves in a complex way (and not only by formulating ecological concerns). Naturally, each year’s topic can transcend the others: it can foreshadow the future and recall the past…
We might also say that we will spend one year in one element. For four years. And we are now looking for partners sharing our approach, with whom
we can sip the water,
we can breathe in the air,
we can light up the fire,
and we can lie on the earth.