After a five-year break the third year of The Summer Music Festival Hevhetia 2014 will enrich the Košice music scene with the undoubtedly interesting program. Within almost all July visitors can enjoy an offer of publishing activities of the eponymous music label.
„This summer festival is one of the important components of the platform Hevhetia we create. We want to provide space, as a bonus for artists, who release their records at our label. The fact, that the label is broad-spectrum, we are trying to conceive the festival in the same way. This year it’s more about jazz. But at least the opening concert at the Cathedral of St. Elizabeth only by the atmosphere of its place in conjunction with Gregorian chants performed by Voces Gregorianae Cassovienses and improvised saxophone will be interesting for all,“ as the festival director Ján Sudzina explained.
The festival can attract audience to, among others, the Polish jazz singer Grzegorz Karnas, who,because of his linking non-traditional jazz, classical and alternatives has been considered a kind of vocal enfant terrible, or Belarusian instrumental trio Port Mone known for its unique and intricate songs.
Also young Polish blood embodied here by Aga Derlac Trio can bring surprise and delight, which during its two-year existence, due its virtuosity and energy, gained a position of one of the most popular jazz groups in Poland. The entire program as well as detailed information on the festival can be found at www.hevhetiafest.sk. „I look forward to Peter Katina from Košice, who is recording a new album with absolutely uncompromising works,“ revealed J. Sudzina also another artist´s name of this year’s festival.
Tickets will be sold at the venue of concerts in the information pavilion Delta in Kasárne/Kulturpark and City Information Center on Hlavná street both in Košice. The first concert in the St. Elizabeth Cathedral will be free. Other concerts will be in format of double-concerts and each entrance to such a „twin“ will cost 8 €. Of course, there will be offered discounted ticket pass for the whole festival for 20 €.
Since at that time the Month of Author Reading will proceed, festival organizers together with the organizers of the literary festival will invite the audience to „share it“. So the concerts dates are aligned with separate readings, so that the first author reading will be at 5 p.m., the first concert at 6 p.m., the second reading will be at 7 p.m. followed by the second concert at 8 p.m. And those, who take part in the reading, will get discounted tickets for that evening.
Interesting „non-concert“ event will also be a workshop of vocalists G. Karnas, which will take place the day after his concert. It is intended for all who are interested in exploring the nature of interactions in the creation of music. There are welcome active singers, who want to discover their real sounding, but also for instrumentalists who are interested in the nature of creativity and the elimination of obstacles to its achievement.
„We want Hevhetia to become also a platform for beginning artists. That is the reason why we publish a lot of debuts. Educational things are part of the preparation for the new hatchery of Hevhetia,“ concludes J. Sudzina.