BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week during June 6 to June 12.
June 6- 12:
Summer Music Festival of Lithuanian National Symphonic Orchestra; courtyard of Vilnius Picture Gallery (www.ldm.lt/en), Didžioji g. 4, Vilnius;
The summer festival organised by the Lithuanian National Symphonic orchestra s take place for the sixth time. The festival will rejoice its listeners with three various genre concerts in the open air during which the most famous Lithuanian performers shall perform together with the Lithuanian National Symphonic orchestra.
On June 9, the festival will present a perfect possibility to listen to the most beautiful melodies from the most famous films performed by Evelina Sašenko and Jeronimas Milius in the concert «The most beautiful film music.»
Vilnius Festival; various Vilnius venues;
The Vilnius Festival is one of the most prestigious, solid and versatile classical music events in Lithuania and a major summer destination for music-lovers during the hottest tourist season. With primary interest in presenting classical music, performed by the established soloists, ensembles and symphony orchestras from all over the world, the Vilnius Festival also continues to promote contemporary Lithuanian music by commissioning new large-scale works, and offers a platform for jazz and musical theatre. Since the first Vilnius Festival in 1997 its primary idea has been to promote the historical and modern assets of world culture in society.
Exhibition «Not only sky»; the Church Heritage Museum (www.bpmuziejus.lt), Šv. Mykolo g. 9, Vilnius;
The exhibition «Not only sky. Creations of the religious part from the collection of Rolandas Valiūnas and law bureau Valiunas Ellex» is one of the most significant art collections in Lithuania. It contains about 1000 paintings, more than 260 sculptures, folk art, old graphics, maps and books samples. The collection is constantly presented in exhibitions, albums issued in series and Internet; however, secured religious part creations shall be presented in the exhibition for the first time.
International Contemporary Art Fair ArtVilnius 2016; Exhibition and Convention Centre «Litexpo» (www.litexpo.lt/en), Laisvės pr. 5, Vilnius;
Sixty contemporary and modern art galleries from Belarus, France, Germany, Estonia, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia and Ukraine will fill the 12000 m2 of the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre Litexpo in Vilnius. A guest country of ArtVilnius’ 2016 will be Poland, a country with a really impressive contemporary art stage.
10 contemporary art galleries from Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan will participate in the Fair in addition with MoCak – Museum of Contemporary Art (Krakow) and Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art (Gdansk). The exclusive partner of the Art fair, Lewben group, will present the public its collection of international artists managed by the Lewben Art Foundation (curator Francesca Ferrarini, Italy).
June 10, 10 pm:
Summer Cinema Nights; Kultūros Fabrikas (http://www.kulturosfabrikas.lt/en/), Bangų g. 5a, Klaipėda;
A variety of films will hit the screen for the pleasure of night film goers;
Summerburst Baltic; Vingis Park (www.vilniausparkai.lt), M. K. Čiurlionio g. 100, Vilnius;
Summerburst Baltic Festival lures with a set of internationally famous DJ for its first annual edition. Summerburst Baltic Festival will feature David Guette, Afrojack, Kygo, Don Diablo, Nervo, Nero and more than 20 brightest stars of electronic music.
June 12, 7 pm:
Jules Massenet. Opera Manon; Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre (www.opera.lt/en), A. Vienuolio g. 1, Vilnius;
Artistic director and conductor Cyril Diederich (France), singers include Viktorija Miškūnaitė, Michael Spadaccini (Belgium), Eugenijus Chrebtovas, Julija Karaliūnaitė, Vilhelma Mončytė, Joana Stanelytė, Liudas Mikalauskas, Šarūnas Šapalas, Rafailas Karpis and Vladas Bagdonavičius;
June 12, 7 pm:
Summer Festival of Kairėnai; Botanical Garden in Kairėnai (www.botanikos-sodas.vu.lt/en), Kairėnų g. 43, Vilnius region;
The forth Kairėnai summer festival this year invites one 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 a variety of music genres – from rock to popular music. «Garbanotas Bosistas» stands for being born hippie, by transferring the ideas of love, peace and rock’n’roll to the modern time Vilnius. Their first full album is the result of band‘s fostering a genuine love for freedom, music and the people who believe in it.
Exhibiton «Vasaros spalvos» («Colours of Summer»), M Art Gallery, Turgaus a. 9, Klaipėda;
For painter Marius Kavolis, the recent years have brought major international success with the largest exhibition halls vying to showcase his works. After the exhibitions in Moscow and Dubai now it takes place in the Lithuanian seaport.
June 11, 4 pm:
Concert of Bells; Kaunas’ Vytautas Magnus War Museum, K. Donelaičio 64, Kaunas;
Preparing for Eurocarillion 2016 Festival, Raimundas Eimontas, the master of bell music, is inviting everyone to come to the Vytautas Magnus War Museum to experience charm of bell ringing.