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Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. Trakai Fanfare Week

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BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week between July 27 and August 2.

July 28- August 2

«Trakai Fanfare Week»; Trakai;

Artistic – educational project «Trakai Fanfare Week» is the annual international mastery course of brass band, percussion instruments and fanfare orchestra taking place the first week in August. The event is going to last for one week and each day a couple of concerts will be organized. A great variety of genres ranging from old classics up to the modern music and jazz!

July 29, 8 pm

Concert of Vaidas Baumila; Vasaros terasa (Summer Terrace), Vilniaus st. 39, Lithuania;

Having returned from a successful performance in Eurovision, singer Vaidas Baumila does not intend to stop and invites his fans to the summer concerts, which are already becoming a tradition.

July 30- August 2

Visions of the Old Vilnius in water colors of Juozas Kamarauskas; Vilnius Picture Gallery, Didžioji st., Vilnius

Creative legacy of Juozapas Kamarauskas has left a peculiar trace in the Lithuanian culture. The old Vilnius surrounded by legends, devastated by wars and fires invoked images of the early glorious past in the consciousness of this Vilnius artist, and prompted him to go into the details of dispelled pages of the nation. Vilnius panorama was a popular topic of this city’s painters, however J. Kamarauskas has distinguished from them as an extender of the architectural tradition in his own peculiar way – he depicted no longer existing monuments of the old architecture and complexes thereof based on the study of historical descriptions, archaeological investigation reports, search for ancient engravings, drawings, and plans in libraries and museums.

July 30, 7 pm

Traditional Dance Get-Together; Stanisław Moniuszko Square, Vilniaus st. 30, Vilnius;

Vilnius’ traditional dance club is organizing dancing classes and traditional dance evening each Thursday in which everybody can dance – both young and old. While great traditional music is being played, authentic dances of The Highlanders, Samogitians, Sudovians and Dzukians of the 19th – 20th centuries are performed as well as you can learn Latvian, Estonian, Byelorussian and French traditional dances which the dancers and musicians learned from the dance clubs of Riga, Tallinn and Minsk. During the evening with the sounds of live music, performed by a violin, harmonica and drums, one will learn not only traditional dances, but also will be thrown in the swirl of the dance.

July 31, 7.30pm

«Galve Jazz Fiesta 2015»; Pier at the Royal Garden, Karaimų g. 57, Trakai

The old capital of Lithuania – Trakai is often recognised not only by the old castles of the city, the ones that witness a history of the country. Not only by a beautiful nature as well. Since 2008 Trakai is well known also because of «Galve jazz fiesta». It is said to be the only project in Lithuania where you can enjoy Jazz performed by local and foreign jazz music celebrities while on a boat. Jazz fans go for a journey around Galve’s lake by boat enjoying not only the music but also a view as Trakai castle, Užutrakis palace, astonishing landscape and sunset.

August 1, 7pm

International Summer Music Festival «Vivace Vilnius»; various venues

«Vivace Vilnius» International Summer Music Festival presents intensive master classes for violinists, cellists, flutists, and pianists, and concert series for Lithuanian audience. From August 1 – 9, the festival gives students an opportunity to study with renowned artists from all over the world at the heart of Lithuania – Vilnius. Festival’s evenings are filled with daily performances with free admission by the faculty and guest artists.

August 1

RAFTA, Curonian Lagoon, Klaipėda

A one-day free acoustic/electronic music festival on a floating pontoon in the middle of the Curonian Lagoon is a blast for extreme-experience lovers. How to get to the on-water stage? Get a boat, raft, a buoy or just swim over to it!

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