The forth Kairėnai summer festival has reached its peak with lots of great music and sounds. Many summer concerts organised under the open sky by Geros muzikos ekspertai (Good music experts) and restaurant Aula present tons of various music genres – from rock to popular music.
19 July, 7 pm:
Sacred Music Hours; St. Casmir’s Church (www.kazimiero.lt/en), Didžioji g. 34, Vilnius;
A recital by the winner of the International M. K. Čiurlionis Organists’ Competition for 2015, Mona Roždestvenskytė (organ, Lithuania/Germany).
Born in Moscow and now studying in Germany, yet someone who loves Lithuania and music with all her heart. She is organist Mona Roždestvenskytė, a musician who has captivated the sympathies of the International M. K. Čiurlionis Pianists’ and Organists’ Competition jury. Even though she is the winner of prestigious competitions, the young performer shows no sign of stopping. The twenty-year-old’s plans include numerous competitions, recitals, festivals…
Eneos 2016 car race; Palanga;
The Seventeenth 1000 km race in the Baltic resort of Palanga will be a fest of speed and excitement, with the participants representing such foreign countries as Great Britain, Netherlands, Russia, Belgium, Latvia, Estonia, Poland and others. The race every year attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators, and the broadcast is watched by around a million viewers.
22 July, 7 pm:
Galvė Jazz Fiesta, Trakai;
The old capital of Lithuania, Trakai, is often recognized not only by the old castles of the city, the ones that witness a history of the country. But since 2008 Trakai is well known also because of « Galve Jazz Fiesta». It is the only one 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. Performers on July 22 include quintet of Diana Anisko, Diana Anisko – vocal, Anastasija Šanina – keyboard, Ernest Germanovič – bass guitar, Žygimantas Kepenis – guitar, Andrius Balevičius – drums.
Cinema under the stars; courtyard of the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (www.valdovurumai.lt/en), Katedros a. 3, Vilnius;
Films under the open sky have made a tremendous step and moved to a new, filled with history, location in the yard of the Palace of the Great Dukes of Lithuania. A special program has been prepared for the seventh season. It includes amazing summer premieres, admirable film classics, kingly film shows and, of course, the most beloved films. July 21 features film «View from a Blue Moon», July 22- «Three Colors: White» and «Youth» will be shown on July 23.
21 July, 7 pm:
The Road to Naples; St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus g. 30, Vilnius;
A colourful palette of Napolitan songs; erformers: Lieselot Wilde (soprano, Belgium), Peter Verhelst (guitar, Belgium), Chris Ruebens (guitar), Tadas Desukas (violin, mandolin).
One melody more beautiful than the next, colourful life stories collected from over 700 years of history, all coming together in charming Napolitan songs. All of this will feature in guitarist, composer and vocalist Chris Ruebens’ new programme, transporting you to wonderful Naples. It’s no wonder that this is where melodies everyone loves were born – like O sole mio, or Funiculi funicula… Napolitan songs stand out for their pulsating rhythmic and radiant melodies and they enchant both the performers and the audiences.
22 July, 6 pm:
Exhibition- workshop «We invite you to paint»; Two Glasses of Art (www.2tauresmeno.lt/en), Pylimo g. 65, Vilnius;
«Dvi Taurės Meno» invites ones to create art over a glass of wine at art studio, guided by a professional artist. There’s no experience necessary as one will be provided all the necessary supplies.
22 July, 4 pm:
Bell Music Concert; Vytautas Magnus War Museum’s Courtyard; K. Donelaičio 66, Kaunas;
Bell music cannot be mistaken for any other as the sounds of bells tear through the body to the deepest layers of a human soul;
22 July, 6 pm:
Aroma Nights; Botanic Garden of Vytautas Magnus University, Z. E. Žilibero g. 6, Kaunas;
The organizers promise it will be a fascinating night with lots of tantalising aromas and tons of mesmerising music in one of the fabulous nooks of nature, the Botanic Garden.
23 July, 7 pm:
Concert «Europe makes Jazz for Lithuania»; Performers: Rugilė Daujotaitė and Robert Rook jazz trio:
Robert Rook (piano), Thomas Winther Andersen (drums) and Bart van Helsdingen (bass).
In the repertoire of the concert are folk songs, jazz standards according to Wayne Shorter and Chick Corea, Brazilian and original compositions, and many other tunes of the world and Lithuanian popular music, all of which shall sound differently, but attractively and originally, with that fresh, clear and heavenly jazz easiness.
23 July, 9 pm:
Concert «True Romantics»; St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus g. 30, Vilnius;
A piano recital organised in cooperation with the Mstislav Rostropovich Charity and Support Foundation;
Pianist Simona Zajančauskaitė is described as a poetic soul laying bridges between contemporary audiences and music written centuries ago and as a beacon firing up culture in Northern Lithuania. Her most important goal is more than just adding another tick to her list: «Performers today often drown amid notes, strings, keys, and leave their audience completely alone in a huge, grand concert hall. My aim is to rediscover that bond with the listener, to let him be transported to gatherings of Romantics in Brahm’s home, to discover 20th-century Paris with its contrasts and scandals, or perhaps to travel the winding streets of Weimar with J. S. Bach,» she says.
24 July, noon:
Amateur Badminton Tournament «Vilnius Feather»; Vingis Park, M. K. Čiurlionio g. 100, Vilnius;
Sixty teams seeking the top title will fight in Vingis Park. «Do as you can», – the organizers say to participants this year when inviting them to register and emphasizing that this tournament is primarily dedicated to badminton lovers not professionals. The event welcomes everyone regardless of age, sex, physical condition, physique, or religion: «We will familiarize participants with the essential rules of the game, but what technique to use or how to look – here we leave space for imagination,» the organisers say.