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BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week during February 6- February 12.

February 6-12:

Exhibition «Omano lobiai» (Paroda «Omano lobiai»); Vilnius Town Hall (Vilniaus Rotušė)  (www.vilniausrotuse.lt/en), Didžioji g. 31, Vilnius;

The photo exhibition of famous Omani photographers opened in the town hall of Vilnius reveals Oman’s culture, traditions and present-time images. At 4.30 pm on February 10, a lecture about frankincense, an incense which made Oman famous, shall be held in the venue. At 6.00 p.m. that day, in the Grand Hall of the Town Hall, an Arabic music concert will commence.

February 6- 12: 

Exhibition «The Silk Road and Ancient Chinese Art» (Paroda «Šilko kelias ir Senovės Kinų menas»); Museum of Applied Arts and Design (Taikomosios dailės ir dizaino muziejus) (www.ldm.lt/en), Arsenalo g. 3A, Vilnius;

The Museum of Applied Art and Design presents the first series of exhibitions of Eastern art, «The Silk Road. Old Chinese Art». For the first time in the museum’s history, visitors are presented with almost 100 exhibits, from the period of the dynasty of the Eastern Zhou (1046–771 BC) to the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), revealing the interaction between Eastern and Western cultures in the region where the Silk Road started.

February 6-12:

Exhibition «Nicholas Roerich and Latvia» (Paroda «Nikolas Rerichas ir Latvia»); Vilnius Picture Gallery (Vilniaus Paveikslų Galerija) (www.ldm.lt/en), Didžioji g. 4, Vilnius;

The exhibition consists of four parts: the paintings of Nicholas and his son Svetoslav, exhibits from the Latvian Roerich Society, material from the Liepāja Museum about Roerich’s links to Latvia and Latvian artists, Roerich’s colleagues from the Academy of Art and his Latvian students living in Saint Petersburg. Yet probably the most important aspect of this exhibition would be, of course, the artist’s own specially selected paintings sent to Latvia from India in 1937.

February 6-12:

Exhibition «City Nature: Vilnius and Beyond» (Paroda «Miesto esmė:  Vilnius ir daugiau»); National Gallery of Art (Nacionalinė Meno Galerija) (www.ndg.lt/en), Konstitucijos pr. 22, Vilnius;

The two-part exhibition will present five new works by Lithuanian and foreign artists, made in collaboration with scientists, in the search for parallels between the city and an anthill, offering a glimpse at the city from the perspective of a bat, viewing robots as members of society, reflecting post-traumatic healing processes common to the community and the individual physical body, and trying to imagine gardening in a cosmic city. Alongside the new works, there will be a display of scientific research spanning recent decades.

Participants include  Kader Attia; Julius von Bismarck; Pakui Hardware (Neringa Černiauskaitė & Ugnius Gelguda); Kuai Shen; Julijonas Urbonas; Rimantas Jankauskas, Šarūnas Jatautis and Ieva Mitokaitė; Iwona Janicka; Vida Motiekaitytė; Egidijus Rimkus, Dovilė Keršytė and Justas Kažys; Oksana Valionienė, Aistis Žalnora and others;

February 7, 6 pm:

Concert in Memory of Professor Saulis Sondeckis (Koncertas Profesoriui Sauliui Sondeckiui atminti); the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Valdovų rūmai) (www.valdovurumai.lt/en), Katedros a. 3, Vilnius;

Many eminent musicians arrive in Vilnius to honour the memory of the prominent belated maestro: Zakhar Bron (violin, Germany), Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet, France), Marija Mejerovič (piano, Bulgaria), Julia Zilberquit (piano, USA), Vytautas Sondeckis (cello, Germany), and Rolanda Ginkutė (violin). A chamber orchestra will be formed especially for this event. In the programme compositions by J.S. Bach, A. Vivaldi, W.A. Mozart, F. Schubert, S. Rachmaninov, D. Shostakovich, and M.K. Čiurlionis will be played.

February 8-9:

Exhibition «Convene» (Paroda «Sukviesk»); Exhibition and Convention Centre «Litexpo» (Vilniaus Parodų ir Konferencijų centras) (www.litexpo.lt/en), Laisvės pr. 5, Vilnius;

«Convene» is an annual international business- to- business two- day event for the meetings industry for the countries of the Baltic. Launched by Vilnius Convention Bureau the event every year offers a fully hosted buyer programme which accommodates 165+ qualified buyers from whole Europe. Up to 100 exhibitors including convention bureaux, hotels, conference centres, special venues, DMCs, PCOs, specialist suppliers from Lithuania and seven other countries of the region (Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Russia Finland, Sweden, Denmark) is showcasing their meeting products and services.

February 9, 6.30 pm:

Performance «Alexander’s Feast» (Spektaklis «Aleksandro Puota»); Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre (Lietuvos Operos ir Baleto teatras) (www.opera.lt/en), A. Vienuolio g. 1, Vilnius;

Music director and conductor Rolf Beck (Germany), conductor Vytautas Lukočius, director Kaél Csába (Vengrija),set designer Éva Szendrényi (Vengrija), costume designer Juozas Statkevičius, video designer Demeter Lóránt (Vengrija), light designer Levas Kleinas, chorus master Česlovas Radžiūnas.

Alexander’s Feast is one of the most popular works by George Frideric Handel. To present the oratorio in Lithuania, a theatrical staging has been chosen. Vilnius Festivals and LNOBT had a similar experience in the past, when in 2007 the stage of Vilnius was graced by J. S. Bach’s Johannes passion, directed by the American theatre genius Robert Wilson. The production received immensely good reviews from the theatregoers and the same success is predicted to the performance.

February 10, 6. 30 pm:

Comic opera «Elixir of Love» (Comic opera «Dėkingumo kaukė»); Klaipėdos Musical Theatre (Klaipėdos Muzikinis Teatras) (www.klaipedosmuzikinis.lt/?lang=en), Danės g. 11, Klaipėda;

So now, «elixir in Adina’s eyes», but not in the «Bordeaux» vine brought from faraway lands by «the doctor», the cunning businessman, the fellow-countryman Dulcamara, not in the decisive «picking» and puffed «macho-way» attacking of women by Italian marine sergeant Belcore like «there are thousands of them out there waiting for me»… And not in the inability to open the mouth and tell the beloved girl straight into the eyes «I love you» by Nemorino, who only has his bicycle and photo camera and till the very end of the opera not knowing his uncle’s legacy has made him a millionaire…

February 10, 6.30:

Concert «Giedrė and Jazz Miniatures» (Koncertas «Giedrė ir džiazo miniatūros»); Teatro klubas, Vilniaus g. 22, Kaunas;

If you are fond of jazz, the new jazz miniatures performed by the quarter led by Giedre Kilčiauskienė (Giedrė), will not leave you nonchalant;

February 11, 6.30 pm:

Comedy «Nunsense» (Komedija «Šaunuolynas»); Klaipėdos Musical Theatre (Klaipėdos Muzikinis Teatras) (www.klaipedosmuzikinis.lt/?lang=en), Danės g. 11, Klaipėda;

A musical comedy in two acts; music, lyrics and book by Dan Goggin; translated into Lithuanian by Vytautas Virganavičius Jr.; music director Vladimiras Konstantinovas; director and choreographer John  Staniūnas (U.S.).; designer Marijus Jacovskis; performing: Klaipėda State Music Theatre soloists and orchestra group;

February 11, 7 pm:

Concert «One Big Love» (Koncertas «Viena didelė meilė»); «Žalgiris» arena (www.zalgirioarena.lt/en), Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 50, Kaunas;

The concert devoted for the day of St. Valentine, the chaperon of those in love, shall attract big crowds with the big names in the performer line-up. Among the Lithuanian stage stars are Victoria & Martin Lu, Monika Pundziūtė, popular girl bands Hit ir Pinup Girls, Mia, but all of them will be overshadowed by the celebrity band from Great Britain, Blue.

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