Fornax among the supporters of the „Christmas! 2014” charity event
„Christmas!” the succesfull charity concert organized for the elderly and the lonely, already boasting a history of a few years was organized again at the end of 2014, and Fornax was once more amongst its supporters.
The series of concerts called „Christmas!” was launched by professor László Iván, a member of the Council on the Affairs of the Elderly with the purpose to organize at the end of each year a high quality concert with excellent performers in Hungarian towns and cities, offering free admission for the elderly. This year, however, not only the pensioners were allowed to attend, they were able to take their grandchildren along too. The patron of the event was Katalin Novák, vice-president of the Council on the Affairs of the Elderly, Minister of State for Family Affairs and Youth at the Ministry of Human Capacities, while the main sponsor of the concert was Lászlóné Németh,State Secretary assigned to international financial services and postal affairs.
This year the star guest of the Christmas! charity event was the internationally renowned Russian opera singer, Grammy and Diapason d’Or winner Ekaterina Lekhina. Keeping the younger generation in mind, Nikolett Gallusz, an artist of the Madách Theater, opera singers Tamás Clementis and Andreas Magony, EMeRTon winner singer Zoltán Miller and Soós Imre Award winner actor Gyula Mesterházy also performed. The MÁV Symphonic Orchestra was conducted by the Greek star conductor Mihalis Ekonomu, artistic leader of the Symphonic Orchestra of Athens.
During the course of the memorable evening, beautiful melodies such as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera, George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, Ferenc Erkel’s Bánk Bán, Charles Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet and Verdi’s Traviata were heard.
The Fornax company group as a committed devotee of culture supported the event this year as well, staying true to the tradition.