From the River Tisza, over Oceans, to Lands Afar

“My heart and soul, inherit the legacy…”

Music, verse and prose – a virtual remembrance of the 101st anniversary of the Treaty of Trianon, and a celebration of the National Day of Unity, featuring renowned Hungarian performing artists from the United States of America, Canada and the Carpathian Basin


2021. június 5.

  • Los-Angeles 2 PM
  • Toronto 5 PM
  • Budapest 11 PM

Tickets: on the Extrahungariam website.

Info: 949-351-2116 (USA), 647-242-7164 (Canada), E-mail:

Net proceeds will be donated to the Transylvania Foundation


Artistic Director: Tímea Antal, The Hungarian Heritage Foundation of Southern California

Program Co-ordinator: Gábor Vaski, The Extra Hungariam Foundation and The National Alliance of Hungarians in Canada

Greeting and Remarks: Árpád János Potápi, Chairman of the Committee of National Cohesion


Carpathian Basin

  • Zsolt Dánielfy, Mari Jászai Award winning actor – Csokonai National Theatre, Debrecen
  • EDDA Művek, eMeRton- and Fonogram Award wining rock band
  • Három Királyok – György Derzsi actor and director, Koppány Kovács, lead singer in the Rómeó Vérzik band, and Imre Vadkerti of the Kormorán band
  • Ismerős Arcok, Péter Máté and Pál Teleki Award winning band
  • Fruzsina Pregitzer, Mari Jászai Award wining actress – Zsigmond Móricz Theatre, Nyíregyháza
  • Kinga Újhelyi, Mari Jászai Award wining actress – Csokonai National Theatre, Debrecen


  • Attila Fias, composer, jazz-pianist – Victoria
  • Béla Köntés freelancer poet, Gábor Finta composer and the Ottawa Hungarian Choir – Ottawa
  • Kodály Folk Dance Ensemble – Toronto
  • Áron Molnár, presbyterian reverend – Montréal
  • Livia Polyák, reciter, narrator – Vancouver
  • István Savanya, poet, musician – Calgary
  • Scola Cantorum – Toronto, virtual choir. Conductor: Imre Oláh, Producer: Szilárd Hronyecz
  • Gábor Vaski, tárogató player, reciter – Toronto
  • András Wéber, cellist and Róbert Horváth, pianist – Toronto

United States of America

  • Ágoston Palkó Attila, presbyterian reverend – Ontario, Kalifornia
  • Demeter Zsolt, reciter, narrator – Phoenix, Arizona
  • Kárpátok Folk Dance Ensemble – Los Angeles
  • Marianna Kovács, reciter, narrator – Orange County, Kalifornia
  • Tünde Ilona Krasznai, pianist, and the School of Hungarian Artists – Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Éva Polgár, pianist – Los Angeles
  • Györgyi Tarján, actress – Los Angeles
  • Members of the Sándor Szoboszlai Hungarian Theatre of South California: Erzsike Kiss, soprano, Zoltán Bátori, Rita Faulkner, Ilona Finta, Ilona Vanda Finta, István Orcsik, Anna Reeves, Kinga Tóth, Tímea Antal, performing artists
  • The No. 49 Árpádházi Boldog Erzsébet Scouts and No. 8 Juliánus Barát Scouts – Los Angeles
  • Vadrózsa Kindergarten and School – Orange County, Kalifornia

100 Years Since Trianon

Even if the COVID-19 pendemic containment measures stop us from coming together to commemorate the 100th anniversary of this tragic event, we can be still be together in spirit. Just like 100 years ago, at 4:30 PM (10:30 local time) on June 4th the bells will toll in every Hungarian village, voicing the horrible news once again. Let us all listen to all 100 seconds of itbell together. Let us tell the World that even if all “winning sides” proclaim this day a national celebration of their own, and viral pendemics are muting our sorrow, for us, this day shall remain covered by a black veil!

Virtual Hungarian Theatre in the Diaspora

Terrific news!

The Foundation for Hungarian Theatres has initiated a new program that records and preserves the best of Hungarian Theatre. Encouraging access to these recordings, the project allows these productions to reach remote sites and locations where the public has been so far deprived of the magic of theatre.

theatre maskThe project has been put on track in 2017, and the selection is made by an Advisory Board formed by theatre managers and theatre professionals of note. The recordings are made in HD quality, and in accordance with the laws for intellectual property and copyright, and are conducted by theatre directors of the calibre of István Márton and Tamás Zilahy.

The Hungarian Embassy in Washington, D.C., has purchased the distribution rights of several recordings and is putting them at the disposal of the Hungarian communities across North-America. At the moment, five shows are becoming available to the Hungarian community centres, with English subtitles and in high resolution. We hope that the management teams of the Hungarian community centres will get in touch with the Hungarian Embassies and Counsulates, will organize the showing of the plays, and the community members will join for the virtual tour of one of Budapest’s leading theatres, enjoying a sample of their work!

We owe a great deal of gratitude to the Foundation, its creators, and we thank the Washington and Ottawa embassies for initiating this program that nourishes the souls and rejuvenates our shared treasure, our native language. This endeavour cannot occur often enough since most of us – taking summer holidays in “the old country” – encounter significantly reduced levels of theatre activity during our visits. These virtual theatre soirées answer a real need and will be a perfect complement to the efforts of most community centres to host as many theatre productions on their stages as possible.

“If one steps into a capital (city) and would like that nation to reveal itself to his eyes, all he has to do is step into one of its theatres. Actors are guardians of the mothertongue, and the nation lives through its language. Should the nation foster a widely cared for network of playhouses, Transylvania would not be neglected by its performing geniuses.”

Historian László Kőváry, About Szeklerland (1842)

We second this implicit motion here, on the distant shores of the Big Waters, as well. Thanks again!

Greetings from Budapest

The Petőfi Sándor and the Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Program of the year 2016-2017 is coming to an end. The students of the programs are returning home and new students will replace them in their role to support the Hungarian community living in diaspora around the world. Members of these two programs send their greeting with this shot flash-mob video…