BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week during July 11 and July 17.
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.
Midsummer Vilnius; courtyard of the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (www.valdovurumai.lt/en), Katedros a. 3, Vilnius;
Vilnius is filled in the middle of summer with culture since Vilnius dwellers and city guests are invited to the first organised festival Midsummer Vilnius. During the festival, not only famous performers of Lithuania, but also world stage stars will perform.
Summer Festival of Kairėnai; VU Botanical Garden in Kairėnai, Kairėnų g. 43 (www.botanikos-sodas.vu.lt), Vilnius;
The forth Kairėnai summer festival this year invites to spend summer week-ends with the most beautiful music. Six summer concerts that are organised under the open sky by Geros muzikos ekspertai (Good music experts) and restaurant Aula shall present plait of various music genres – from rock to popular music.
Exhibition «Without a Homeland»; National Museum of Lithuania (www.lnm.lt/en), Arsenalo g. 1, Vilnius;
The exhibition contains photographs, documents, letters, household utensils and handiworks made by deportees and political prisoners. These are authentic witnesses of the daily life of the deportees and their attempts to live a dignified life, to retain their national identity and the faith of their parents. The majority of the material exhibits belongs to the collections of the National Museum of Lithuania, and individual exhibits are borrowed from private individuals.
Pažaislis Music Festival; Pažaislis Monastery, Kaunas district;
The 20th Pažaislis Music Festival continues a marathon of concerts in which most prominent Lithuanian and foreign musicians cater to all musical tastes. As every year, new concert venues have been introduced: Jonava Joninės Valley, Kelmė Evangelical Reformed Church and Pasvalys St. John the Baptist’s Church.
Christopher Summer Festival; various Vilnius venues;
A special programme has been arranged and it includes a variety of performers, like the St Christopher Chamber Orchestra, the team from the Strazdanėlė early art education school, young piano stars and many prominent organ masters…
July 15, 5 pm:
Bell music concert; courtyard of Vytautas Magnus War Museum, K. Donelaičio 66, Kaunas;
If you’re tired of the blaring sounds from your TV set or radio, then the marvellous bell music in one of Kaunas’ hubs of culture and history will definitely soothe your soul.
July 16, 9 pm:
Summer Rhapsody. A piano recital; St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus g. 30, Vilnius;
Perfomers include Akvilė Šileikaitė (piano, Switzerland), Dominykas Girčius (piano);
The saying is a real artist can be recognised with your eyes closed – just by hearing their voice. That means real music can be recognised from its sound. As soon as Akvilė Šileikaitė and Dominykas Girčius touch the piano keys, one will be become certain that masters have taken the stage.
A kaleidoscopic concert full of flights of fantasy and fun! Programme L. van Beethoven, J. Brahms, M. Ravel, C. Saint-Saens.
July 16, 10 am:
Džordana Butkutė concert «Neoninės pelių uodegos» («Mice’s neon tails»); Klaipėdos vasaros estrada, Liepojos g. 1, Klaipėda;
Lithuania’s superstar singer will throw an unforgettable concert with the thousands of her talent lovers crooning the legendary tunes from the singer’s repertoire that has become a household name for many Lithuanians.