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2020 American Liszt Society Festival

Painting of LisztWelcome! The 2020 American Liszt Society Festival at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance will focus on Liszt’s Hungarian roots and legacies. We will focus on music of the Romani people, as it influenced composers across Europe, both Hungarian and otherwise. We will open with a performance by the Gypsy Stringz with violinist George Batyi, hear and play the complete Hungarian Rhapsodies, eat Hungarian food, take in presentations by leading musicologists on verbunkos and the style hongrois, observe Hungarian dance steps, hear Hungarian chamber and vocal repertoire, and much much more!

Friday, October 16 (evening) – Sunday, October 19, 2020

Guest Artist: Gypsy Stringz and Romani violinist George Batyi.

The Gypsy Stringz play a mix of Eastern European listening music, Balkan bar songs, and various other Gypsy and Continental music.

  • Member of the American Liszt Society: $125
  • Non-member: $150
  • Student: $50

Registering for the optional banquet (Oct. 19th) adds an additional $50.

Register now!

The Festival has made group reservations at the following hotels.  Please mention the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (American Liszt Society) when making your reservation for inclusion in the block.

Microtel 3610 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor (2.7 miles from campus)  (734) 585-2457

Holiday Inn  3600 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor (2.7 miles from campus)  (734) 769-9800

Please visit the Ann Arbor Convention & Visitors Bureau for information about additional hotels and ground transportation.

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Events will take place at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance E.V. Moore Building and Rackham Auditorium.

Questions?  Please contact Assistant Professor Matthew Bengtson or graduate assistant Eun Young Lee.

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