61st Anniversary of the Revolution and Fight for Freedom of 1956
Sunday, October 22, 2017 / 15:00 - 18:00
|Greetings and Speeches
|Péter Lóránt Tóth: „They Were Students, and they Made the Glorious Revolution (Diákok voltak, és ők csinálták a dicsőséges forradalmat)”
|Guest of Honour:
|Dr. Bálint Ódor, Hungary’s Ambassador to Canada
About the Performer
A trained health education teacher, Mr. Tóth has found a new calling through his love of literature and the desire to share it. This wandering minstrel concentrates lately on spreading the spoken word of Hungarian poetry. In his opinion, reciting a poem could very well be an exercise in self-discovery, which better enables us to connect the missing dots in our relationship to our world and to ourselves. On one occasion it has been remarked that
„when he is reciting a poem, a heightened sense of harmony permeates the surrounding air, and we rush to reconnect with our unadulterated, innocent inner self. He is on a mission, and all Hungarians owe him a token of gratitude. I, for one, am in his debt.” (Ákos Hajvert, president of the Association of Recitalists of Voivodina, present-day Serbia)
In 2016, Péter Lóránt Tóth was distinguished for his work with the László Káplár Good Man Award
Péter Lóránt Tóth is already known by some of the Hungarian Canadian communities thanks to his previous tour in Canada, at which time he was reciting poetry written by Attila József. With his recital Railway Station (Vasútállomás) he dazzled the Ottawan audience as well at the OHCC on February 11th this year.
Interviews, and More Suggested Articles (in Hungarian)
- Rendhagyó irodalomórák 1956-ról [székelyhon.ro]
- Rendhagyó történelemórák iskoláinkban [Új Magyar Képesújság]
|Drávatáj: Rendhagyó történelemóra Eszéken
|„Diákok voltak, és ők csinálták a dicsőséges forradalmat” c. előadásról
On the Menu
We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.
Free admission for the festivity and reception. We welcome donations to cover the costs of the event. ($10/adult is suggested.)
Bookings are closed for this event.