Last Fall, HIF sponsored renowned folk group “The Török Siblings” in their United States concert tour. The entire tour consisted of a total of 17 folk music concerts held at 14 different locations, covering most locations in the United States with active Hungarian communities.
Audiences enjoyed the unmatched beauty of Hungarian folk music and experienced singing along with the artists at each concert location. The concerts attracted substantial audiences at every venue.
“The communities sang wholeheartedly and vigorously together, being proud of their own culture, as one soul.” – Török Ádám, group member
The Török Siblings are devoted to the broad dissemination of Hungarian folk music. This third Folk Music Concert Tour was organized with the goal of delivering the treasure of Hungarian cultures and folk music to Hungarians living across America. The Török Siblings sought to enrich Hungarian folk music with their own musical thoughts and expressions, hoping that it can be more broadly appreciated, even by those previously unfamiliar with folk music.
Some of the Hungarian communities were already familiar with the Török Siblings’ music, while the rest had a fresh encounter with this unique musical style. The concert program was unanimously recognized by the Hungarian and American audiences alike.
“The representatives of the communities and the concert organizers were delighted that their communities could experience this unique program, and are also looking forward to the next Török Siblings concert tour.” -Török Ádám
In the Bellingham Unitarian Church, the Török Siblings gave a second concert targeted to the American members of the Congregation. This audience was grateful for experiencing the traditional songs and music, especially because their sister church is located in the Hungarian village Magyarszovát in Transylvania. Since the members of the Bellingham Congregation visited Transylvania this summer, it was very refreshing for them to experience the wonderful Hungarian folk songs first-hand once again. In fact, many of them were so impressed by the concert that they decided to travel to Seattle to attend the next concert that took place there a day later.
Click here to find a video recap of their US tour!