170th Anniversary of the Revolution of 1848

Top: Király Tünde-Ilona at the piano; Dr. Balázs Somogyi, MC; Middle: Irén Fehér; Szakács Imre, Deputy Consul General of Hungary (photo by Anne Deschamps); Bottom: part of the audience

170th Anniversary of the Revolution of 1848

A joint observance by four Hungarian entities – the Fairfield United Church of Christ, the Hungarian Community Club of Wallingford, the Hungarian Cultural Society of Connecticut and the Pannonia American-Hungarian Club – was held on March 18th in Wallingford.

Approximately a hundred  people enjoyed a program of the highest caliber.  Apart from Petőfi’s obligatory Nemzeti dal, other poetry was recited by a theatrical group of youngsters from the Pilvax Theater in New York, songs were sung by Csonka Tünde and another Petőfi poem was presented by Fehér Irén.  The Keynote Speech was given by Szakács Imre, Deputy Consul General of Hungary.

But the icing on the cake was the piano recital by willowy Király Tünde-Ilona, new bride of the Rev. Király Tibor of Calvin United Church of Christ in Fairfield.  She is an accomplished concert pianist who dazzled the audience with Liszt Ferenc’s piece written in honor of the 1848 Hungarian Revolution, and two Chopin etudes.

Delicious Hungarian pastries capped off a wonderful March 15th remembrance.