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Programme of Vilnius Festival

VILNIUS - please see below the programme of Vilnius Festival:

Sunday 3 June, 19.00

Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall

Opening of the Festival. Two Geniuses in Italy

Soloist VIVICA GENAUX (coloratura mezzo-soprano, USA)

LES ACCENTS Baroque Orchestra  (France)

Artistic director and soloist THIBAULT NOALLY (violin, France)


Instrumental works and excerpts from operas by Georg Friedrich Händel and Alessandro Scarlatti

Tickets – 20, 30, 40, 50, 80 Eur

 

Tuesday 5 June, 19.00

Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall

Musical Fraternity

LITHUANIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Soloists: SERGEJ KRYLOV (violin, Italy)

LUCAS and ARTHUR JUSSEN (piano duo, Holland)

Conductor MODESTAS PITRĖNAS

ARVO PÄRT – Fratres for violin, string orchestra and percussion

ALGIRDAS MARTINAITIS – Concerto for violin The Three M’art Comedy Seasons

JOSEPH HAYDN – Symphony No. 59 in A major, Hob. I:59 (Fire)

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART – Concerto for two pianos and orchestra No. 10 in E flat major, KV 365/316a

Tickets – 15, 20, 30, 40 Eur

 

Thursday 7 June, 19.00

Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall

Both Sides of the Ocean. Chamber Music of Lithuanian Diaspora

            GABRIELIUS ALEKNA (piano), ONUTĖ GRAŽINYTĖ (piano), JUSTINA AUŠKELYTĖ (violin), DOVILĖ K               AZONAITĖ (soprano), MODESTAS SEDLEVIČIUS (baritone)

             VILNIUS STRING QUARTET

             CHRISTOPHER WOODWIND QUINTET

VLADAS JAKUBĖNAS – Flowers from the Hay (lyrics by Kazys Binkis) for voice and piano; Melody-legend for violin and piano

KAZIMIERAS VIKTORAS BANAITIS – Apple Tree Blossoms (lyrics by Kazys Binkis) for voice and piano; Reminiscence (lyrics by Kleopas Jurgelionis) for voice and piano

JULIUS GAIDELIS – Without Motherland for violin and piano; Woodwind quintet

VYTAUTAS BACEVIČIUS – Poème No. 4, Op. 10; Dance Fantastic, Op. 55

JERONIMAS KAČINSKAS – String quartet No. 3; Three Songs (Lithuanian folk text) for voice and piano

VYTAUTAS BACEVIČIUS – Septième mot, Op. 73, for two pianos

Programme designed and compiled by Gabrielius Alekna and Linas Paulauskis

Tickets – 10, 15, 20, 30 Eur

 

Saturday 9 June, 19.00

Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall

Recital of the Centenary

            VIOLETA URMANA (mezzo-soprano)

            GAIVA BANDZINAITĖ (piano)

Songs by Franz Schubert and Richard Strauss

Tickets – 15, 20, 30, 40 Eur

 

Monday 11 June, 19.00

Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall

From High Towers

Soloist MŪZA RUBACKYTĖ (piano)

METTIS String Quartet

With the participation of DONATAS BAGURSKAS (double bass)

MIKALOJUS KONSTANTINAS ČIURLIONIS – String quartet in C minor (VL 83)

FERENC LISZT – Malédiction for piano and strings, S.121

JOSEPH HAYDN – String quartet No. 53 in D major, Op. 64, No. 5, Hob. III:63 (The Lark)

LOUIS VIERNE – Quintet for piano and strings in C minor moll, Op. 42

Tickets – 15, 20, 30, 40 Eur

Thursday 14 June, 19.00

Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall

Songs of Sunset and Dawn

LITHUANIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Soloists:

ANDRIUS ŽLABYS (piano)

LINA DAMBRAUSKAITĖ (soprano)

JUSTINA GRINGYTĖ (mezzo-soprano)

TOMAS PAVILIONIS (tenor)

NERIJUS MASEVIČIUS (bass-baritone)

JAUNA MUZIKA Vilnius Municipality Choir

Conductor GIEDRĖ ŠLEKYTĖ

RAMINTA ŠERKŠNYTĖ – Songs of Sunset and Dawn cantata-oratorio for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, bass, choir and symphony orchestra; texts by Rabindranath Tagore

ESA-PEKKA SALONEN – Concerto for piano and orchestra

Tickets – 15, 20, 30, 40 Eur

 

Sunday 17 June, 21.00

             Church of St Casimir

Sacral Time with Graces & Voices

GRACES & VOICES Ensemble

Directors ADRIJA ČEPAITĖ and ANTANINA KALECHYTS

Programme Take your holy time is designed as a continuous flow of sacred music conveying many a message. It features Gregorian chant and contemporary sacred polyphonic compositions. The audience will be presented with premieres of Austrian composer Wolfram Wagner’s In praeteritis and Lithuanian composer Vytautas Miškinis’ When I consider. Both works were dedicated to the ensemble.

Free admission

 

Tuesday 19 June, 19.00

Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Salutes Lithuania

Soloist ELĪNA GARANČA (mezzo-soprano, Latvia)

VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (WIENER PHILHARMONIKER, Austria)

Conductor RAFAEL PAYARE (Venezuela)

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN – Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72

GUSTAV MAHLER – Rückert-Lieder (Songs after Rückert); Urlicht (Primal Light) from the song cycle Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Boy’s Magic Horn)
BÉLA BARTÓK – Concerto for orchestra, Sz. 116, BB 123

Tickets – 45, 60, 75, 90, 105, 200 Eur

HOW TO BOOK

Via Internet – around the clock; it takes only few minutes and is no-transaction-fee (the bank transaction charges may apply).

In person at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Box Office (to the festival concerts on June 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 14).

Opening times: Tue-Sat 10.00 – 19.00 (break 13.30 to 14.00), Sun 10.00 – 12.00

Information and booking by telephone: (+370 5) 266 5233, (+370 5) 266 5216; by mobile (+370) 698 52 087; by e-mail bilietai@filharmonija.lt.

In person at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre Box Office (to festival concert on June 19).

Opening times: Mon-Fri 10.00 – 19.00, Sat 10.00 – 18.30, Sun 10.00 – 15.00

In case there is a performance on Sunday evening, the Box Office is open until curtain-up.
Information and booking by telephone: (+370 5) 262 0727; by mobile (+370) 615 51 000, (+370) 612 46 614; by e-mail info@opera.lt.

DISCOUNTS

Discounts are available only at the National Philharmonic and the National Opera and Ballet Theatre box offices:

  • For groups – 20 % discount per 20 or more full-priced tickets;

  • For Philharmonic Membership Card holders – 10 % discount per 2 full-priced tickets.

 

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