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Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. 4th International Čiurlionis Music Festival

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BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week during October 17 and October 23.

October 17-19:

Concert «Classic in the 21st Century» (Koncertas «Klasika dvidešimt pirmajame amžiuje»); Vaidila Theatre (, A. Jakšto St. 9, Vilnius;

« Classics in the 21st century» is the message to the public of a new project of classical music, answering the eternal questions: «What do the classics represent, what does it mean and, still, what is it for?» However, whatever the answer is, the organisers of a series of the concerts claim that all of them will be marked with elegance, authenticity, modernity, art, quality, luxury and fashion…

October 19, 7 pm:

Concert «The Sold Soul» (Koncertas «Parduota Dvasia») by Rokas Valuntonis; Vaidila Theatre (, A. Jakšto St. 9, Vilnius;

Rokas Valuntonis has attended classes of some of the worlds’s most prolific pianists, such as Jerome Lowenthal, Konstantin Papadaki, Denis Pascal, Petras Geniušas, Mūza Rubackytė and others. Rokas has won top awards in more than twenty international competitions in many European countries. «His performances are capable of kindling the flames of enthusiastic admiration that reaches far beyond a mere enjoyment,» a local radio journalist said of Rokas recently.

October 20-23:

4th International M. K. Čiurlionis Music Festival (Tarptautinis Mikalojaus Konstantino Čiurliono muzikos festivalis), various Vilnius venues (;

The 4th International M. K. Čiurlionis Music Festival will host world renowned performers from France, Germany, and Israel, the USA as well as the most celebrated Lithuanian musicians. This year’s line-up includes E. Indjic, D. Yoffe, M. Vaiman, Lithuanian National Prize Laureates Z. Ibelhauptas and R. Rikterė duo, E. Minkštimas, J. Karnavičius performing of M. K. Čiurlionis’ unrecognized musical cycles, V. Kuprevičienė with her new programme as well as young piano talents. The concert venues include the Palace of Grand Dukes, the newly opened Vaidila Theatre hall, Piano LT and LMTA halls, and the Museum of Applied Arts.

October 21-23:

Contemporary Music Festival «Gaida» (Šiuolaikinės muzikos festivalis «Gaida»), (; Vilnius concert halls;

Since1991, it is the most prominent festival of contemporary music in Lithuania. This is one of the most important new musical events in Central and Eastern Europe. During the last ten years the festival has become a prestigious event not only for Lithuanian music lovers, but also for the large international audience that attends the festival each year.

October 21, 6 pm:

International Bards’ Music Festival «This is me» (Tarptautinis bardų muzikos festivalis «Tai esu aš»); St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus St. 30, Vilnius;

The festival will commence at 7 pm on October 20 with the united concert of the participating performers and bands. Among them are Emma O‘Reilly (Ireland), Frederic Bobin (France), Jozef Sercu (Belgium), Gediminas Storpirštis and Rasa Vosyliūtė (Lithuania), band «Kūjeliai» (Lithuania), Justas Tertelis (Lithuania), Laura Remeikienė and Arijus Ivaškevičius (Lithuania), Mindaugas Briedis with band (Lithuania).

October 21, 7 pm:

Monika Linkytė Concert (Monikos Linkytės koncertas); Šiauliai Sports and Entertainment Hall (, J. Jablonskio St. 16, Šiauliai;

One of the new-generation Lithuanian pop stars, Monika Linkytė, is going to have the spectators swaying to the rhythms of live music and her charming voice;

October 22, noon:

Performance for Children «I want a colt!» (Spektaklis vaikams «Noriu arkliuko!»); Kaunas Little Drama Theatre (, K. Daukšos St. 34, Kaunas;

The littlest will definitely enjoy the performance at Kaunas children’s hub of amusement and entertainment; the distinctive feature of the theatre’s performances is their touch with children’s reality and understanding of their needs and expectations;

October 22, 7 pm:

Merūnas Concert (Merūno koncertas); Švyturys arena (, Dubysos St. 10, Klaipėda;

One of the brightest stars of Lithuanian music, Merūnas, is going to pack up the Lithuanian seaport’s premier concert hall for a single concert about which many are talking already now;

October 22-23, 7 pm:

Concert «Noche de Cuba, Season Opening» (Koncertas «Kubos naktis, sezono atidarymas»); Entertainment Hall «Vakaris Vilnius» (, A. Stulginskio St. 8/ Pamėnkalnio St. 7, Vilnius;

The Latin music season is opening in Vilnius with a bang – the multiple champion of Rumba Columbia and the winner of World Rueda Championship, the Chilean Cristian Vera, who is a personal student of maestro Hector Oviedo, will throw out a memorable concert in the Lithuanian capital;

October 22, 7 pm:

Lemon Joy Concert (Lemon Joy koncertas); «Renginių Oazė» Hall (, Baltų Ave. 16, Kaunas;

Lemon Joy, a legendary Lithuanian band, is inviting all its fans in the second-largest Lithuanian city for a live concert. Reminisce the old good tunes and get hyped up by the new melodies.

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