Several famous Hungarian performers can be heard in the exclusive music series, including Veronika Harcsa, SENA, Németh Juci, and Jazzbois.
The House of Hungarian Music was already filled with music by Hungarian formations during the construction phase, with exclusive concerts, which can be seen in the Above All series on Facebook and YouTube from Monday, December 21st. The point of the initiative, which lasts until February with one concert a week, is to allow the audience to listen to the musical values of the Hungarian Music House, which will open at the end of 2021. In the Above All series, Veronika Harcsa and Bálint Gyémánt, SENA, Juci Németh and Hunor G. Szabó, VENI (Veronika Szász and István Bata), the couple Barnabás Kelemen-Katalin Kokas, and the band Jazzbois tested the future stage of the House of Hungarian Music and other spaces, such as the dome, writes Blikk.
The House of Hungarian Music will be a multi-functional institution. As a kind of musical initiation place, it wants to bring the rich Hungarian musical traditions closer to all domestic and foreign visitors, with its interactive permanent and temporary exhibitions based on 21st-century technology, music pedagogical workshops, music, and music-related events, as well as outdoor concerts. The Hungarian House of Music is scheduled to open in 2021, but with a music series performed by renowned Hungarian performers, it will give us a taste of what exciting music programs and services will await the audience in the uniquely designed building.
In addition, the House wants to show the diversity of the genres and the musical possibilities that they want to play an important role in creating. The semi-finished building offered an exciting venue to invite musicians into the House and to record these special occasions with audio and visual as well. The video series entitled Above All is largely intended to present the concept and values that the institution will represent after its opening in 2021, so already during the spring quarantine, performers playing in various styles could take control of the future venues for a day, thereby sneaking in to the already live-breathing but ever-changing acoustics and atmosphere of the House.
In the first part of the Above All series, which began during the spring quarantine, several well-known Hungarian performers performed. The new centre of Hungarian music has not opened yet, but tens of thousands have already taken part online in the exclusive music events of the concert halls under construction. The list of artists to see and hear in the concert-video series, which was recorded in the autumn and is already in its second series, also reflects the diversity of the genre.