This year, the Seven Towers Festival will be held from 18 to 28 May, bringing the best world and folk music productions to Imre Makovecz. The programs of the series of architectural and musical events will be available to the public this spring, but the gala will take place at the usual November time.
The Seven Towers Festival has been a tradition in the buildings designed by Imre Makovecz in the Carpathian Basin for decades, bringing the classics of world and folk music to the premises of the Hungarian master of organic architecture. The first part of the series of events, which traditionally takes place in November – in the run-up to the architect’s birthday – will take place in May this year, so those interested can take part in concerts, architectural performances and exhibitions in the spirit of the spring renewal.
The gala will take place at the usual November time.
The festival will start on May 18 in Sárospatak, then fans of world and folk music will be able to meet their favorites in Mátészalka, Csenger, Visegrád, Szigetvár, Paks, Timisoara and Cluj-Napoca.
The performers include Mónika Lakatos, Dániel Gryllus, the Sebő Ensemble, the Kornél Resti Orchestra, the Szent Efrém Men’s Choir, Borbála Kacsó Hanga, Dániel Szabó, Edina Mókus from Szirtes, György Ferenczi and Símár from 1-sesti, Tím Ágit Herczku and the Band, as well as the Wheel Band.
Participants will get an insight into the present of organic architecture through lectures and exhibitions by experts such as Attila Turi, Ferenc Salamin, Gábor Erhardt, Lőrinc Csernyus and Tibor Bata.
This year, it is 30 years since the seven-tower pavilion of Imre Makovecz was built in Seville.
The program music of the building was composed by Ferenc Kiss, the artistic director and founder of the festival, in 1992. The festive anniversary will appear in the theme of the 2022 festival, the architectural performances will be connected to the pavilion in Seville and the Hungarian pavilion in Dubai in 2020 – which is the work of Lőrinc Csernyus, the festival’s architectural expert.