Memorable programs, memorable people

21 October 2018

Let’s Have Time for One Another!

According to his own recollections, patriotism became tangible reality for Franz Liszt, the world-traveller musical genius when he heard that a terrible flood was raging in Budapest.  He wanted to help immediately. He immediately started organising an aid concert.  While thinking of the victims from the distance, he had a profound feeling of belonging and responsibility for one another. At the end of October every year, about the date of Franz Liszt’s birthday, Őrzők (Guardians) Foundation organises a charity gala event to benefit the Children’s Clinic in Tűzoltó Street. This year’s inspiring classical music event featured extraordinary talents. Two very young artists, Junior Príma prize winner Krisztián Kocsis and Ádám Balogh, repeat winner of the György Ferenczy Piano Competition offered their enchanting piano play to the audience. This year’s charity gala strengthened my feeling that we are responsible for one another. We always must find time for one another. The Őrzők Foundation, with its mission to improve the lives of children suffering from tumors and leukemia, sets an example for many of us. We owe them gratitude and thanks.