Harp and Flute: Common Sense Society–Hungary Advent Charity Concert
Launch of CSS–HU’s Music for Everyone (MUSE) program
On Friday, December 9, Common Sense Society–Hungary (CSS–HU) members, alumni, and special guests gathered at the Az Andrássy Szalon for a special evening of Advent chamber music with harpist Ms. Anastasia Razvalyaeva and flutist Ms. Anna Rákóczy.
The event was not only a meaningful time to reflect and prepare for the Christmas holidays, it was also a charity event to raise funds for a unique program started by CSS–HU.
This December, CSS–HU launched the Music for Everyone (MUSE) program, a charitable initiative targeting young and talented music students of modest backgrounds. The MUSE program offers rural Hungarian music school students (age 12-18) a multi-day talent development program in Budapest, during which they receive training in classical music interpretation and skill development, and practice methodology with acclaimed teachers and musicians. The trip to the capital will include music therapy sessions, a visit to the Opera House, an introduction to the Scrutonian approach to music, as well as enriching meetings with music-loving CSS–HU members and students of the Liszt Academy of Music. The program will conclude with a concert at the Andrássy Salon by the students.
This holistic program is intended for individuals with or without ambition to pursue a music career. It will convey the message that classical music can be central to peoples’ lives regardless of profession—as a hobby, recreation, or therapy.
We are grateful for the generous donations of our members and attendees to the MUSE program and for the two outstanding musicians for the sublime music experience!
Common Sense Society–Hungary (CSS–HU) is a nonprofit organization that promotes liberty, prosperity, and beauty through education and public discourse. The educational fellowships, curriculum resources, publications, cultural programs, community initiatives, and national campaigns of CSS–HU illuminate the enduring ideas that have transformed the course of human history for the better. CSS–HU does not receive funding from governments or political parties.