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BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week between December 14 and December 20.

December 14-20:

Christmas in the capital city Vilnius; various Vilnius venues;

Christmas miracle has come to Vilnius to chase anxious thoughts off and to bring festive mood and eagerness to share this feeling with the closest ones. Vilnius Cathedral Square has been turned into a truly magical Christmas village – one is welcome here to buy a unique gift, treat yourself to a delicious festive treat or warming drink, or even meet a character from your favourite fairy tale.

On December 18, 7pm, one is invited to St. Casimir’s Church to listen to symphonic rock by Vilnius City Municipality Saint Christopher Chamber Orchestra.

It will perform along with the international team of four performers Dagamba, which is often titled as musical hooligans, because they don’t fit into the framework of any one genre, style or era. Their virtuosi combination of classical, rock and pop music is topped off with unexpected temperament and doses of humour.

Together with the St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, Dagamba promise lots of powerful sounds and such a dynamic and involving musical spectacle that before you know it, you’ll feel like a part of it all.

Programme – L. van Beethoven, S. Prokofjev, U2, Led Zeppelin etc.

December 14-20:

Estonian jewellers’ exhibition «Field»; Gallery (AV17), Aušros vartų g. 17, Vilnius;

A jewellery exhibition «Field/Väli» by four Estonian artists Maarja Niinemägi, Kertu Tuberg, Linda al-Assi and Merle Kasonen encompasses the polysemantic word «field». Just as how the term «field» is used in physics to describe an active environment with which charged bodies affect one another, so do jewellers use this word to impart sense of influence of the major jewellery field to their freshest works. That is to say, jewellery pieces represent not only each artist’s individual style and tell personal stories but, because artists were inspired by people and movements that surround them, works also reveal the characteristic features of the contemporary Estonian jewellery. One of the most outstanding features of the Estonian jewellery school, that unfold its poeticism, is a sensitive usage of colour and conceptualism.

December 14-20:

Photo art exhibition by Vytenis Jankūnas «Stuck on the train»; Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vokiečių g. 2, Vilnius;

The exhibition features a series of photographs taken by the artist while travelling in New York on subway between Queens and Manhattan. Vytenis Jankūnas (born 1961) is a Lithuanian artist who has been living in New York for the past 20 years. He graduated from Lithuanian State Art Institute in 1985 and was an active member of the Lithuanian art scene throughout the 1990s, a member of artists’ groups «1» and «School of New Communication». He is exhibiting his work in United States, Lithuania, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Hong Kong, France, United Kingdom and other places. His works are also a part of collections of Lithuanian Art Museum and National M.K. Čiurlionis Art Museum.

December 15, 7pm:

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Lithuanian National Philharmonic, Aušros Vartų g. 5, Vilnius;

For over three decades on the concert stage, the members of the Grammy award‐winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet have continually set the standard for expression and virtuosity among guitar ensembles, while perennially redefining themselves in their musical explorations. Popularly known as the LAGQ, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is recognized as one of America’s premier instrumental ensembles. LAGQ inspired musicians from Lithuania – in 2004 was formed Baltic Guitar Quartet, now this quartet is appreciated by local classical music lovers and presented to foreign audience as the leading guitar ensemble in the Baltic States. The LAGQ has given recitals in many of the world’s top venues, including Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, Tokyo Opera City, and New York’s Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. They have toured extensively in Europe and Asia.

December 14-20:

Exhibition «A pensive Christ: from religious image to the symbol as caretaker of nation»; The Church Heritage Museum, Šv. Mykolo g. 9, Vilnius;

Majority of Lithuanian residents know who is a Caretaker. One of them treat him a symbol of the nation’s or the Lithuanians’ character; others consider it a small sculpture carved by a folk artist. The third ones would claim that he is a family intercessor, guardian, and still others think that is he a Pagan god. No doubt, among them there would be those who do not know anything about him. However, very few from us would be able to say where this image originates from, how, when and where it has formed, and what a figure of the sitting thoughtful man means in the Christian art, also how believers perceived him in the 16th – 19th centuries.

December 17, 7pm:

«Quorum» jubilee journey around the world; Lithuanian National Philharmonic, Aušros Vartų g. 5, Vilnius;

Programme includes songs from various countries’ rearranged Lithuanian songs and personal songs. Vocal ensemble «Quorum» presents their anniversary journey around the world. In each and every performance, «Quorum» takes their listeners not only to a classical world, but as well jazz and pop music countries. They lead you through many musical cultures and stiles. One will be brought to USA, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia, Ukraine, Finland, Israel, Great Britain and many more. Songs performed by the ensemble are recognized by many, but different at the same time. In a national song festival back in 2014, band sang with a multi thousand choir in Vilnius Vingis Park.

December 19, 6pm

Musical Christmas, concert hall «Piano Lt», Trakų g. 9 / Kėdainių g. 1, Vilnius;

A quiet winter evening and the eternal music. A unique atmosphere of the Franciscan Monastery. A celebration of music and a gift for the cherished ones. Christmas in Music is a traditional festival held in Vilnius. This year’s performance will take place at Piano.lt, the concert hall in the romantic part of the Old City. The festival offers nine concerts from December 19 through 31. From classics and Romanticism to gospel and jazz – the Christmas in Music offers a fine palette of musical experiences to lead you through into the prosperous and successful New Year.

December 20, noon- 8pm

Last Minute Market; Arts Factory «Loftas» (Loft), Švitrigailos g. 29, Vilnius;

If you are looking for presents for Christmas, this factory is created especially for you. Last Minute Market is the last opportunity for busy people to purchase good presents. The most interesting Lithuanian designers and traders shall offer to leave under the Christmas tree an original and probably unique Christmas present.

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