Hangár Popular Music Centre

Organized by Partner
Organized by Partner

The Hangár (Hangar, but also meaning Sound Stream) Popular Music Centre is a Hangjáték (Musicmaker) Project, an element launched as part of the Veszprém-Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture (ECoC) Programme. Hangjáték’s mission, such as that of Hangár, is to have the most people per capita in Hungary who play music in and around Veszprém. The effort is in line with the UNESCO City of Music title awarded to the city in 2019.

The fundamental goal is to have more and more Veszprémers learn to play music, and The Hangár is open to all people interested in popular music, regardless of their experience, education, age, or background. Anyone looking for something more than amateur music education will find it in the Hangár. Professional teachers and conditions allow students to move on to bigger stages.

Another core mission of the project is to strengthen the musical community of the city and the region. In this sense, Hangár is a long-term investment that will not close at the end of 2023 but will continue to be a vibrant and vital workshop for music in Veszprém.

With help from Hangár’s teachers, participants will learn music they hear daily on the radio or Spotify. If they bring their favourite score to the sessions, they can perform better after learning the right skills.

The Hangár Popular Music Centre is in the former Municipal Cultural Centre (Dimitrov). The newly equipped rooms are on the second floor and are accessible by way of the back staircase. The rooms are soundproofed and equipped with brand-new equipment and instruments. In addition to individual tuition, a rehearsal room for collective music-making has also been set up. If all goes to plan, a fully equipped studio will be operational in The Hangar in the second half of 2022.

Did you know?

Veszprém has the highest number of live music concerts per capita in Hungary, which was one of the reasons for UNESCO to award the title of City of Music to the city in 2019. Veszprém is now, after Budapest, the second Hungarian member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. This recognition and membership in an international network are precious, as they support the city’s international endeavours.

The Hangár Popular Music Centre was funded by the VEB2023 ECoC Programme within the framework of the Hangjáték Project and was implemented with the professional support of Hangvető.

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