Musical Christmas (Muzikinės Kalėdos); Concert Hall (Koncertų salė) «Piano Lt» (www.piano.lt/en), Trakų g. 9 / Kėdainių g. 1, Vilnius;
This year, the programme of the festival Musical Christmas shall be abundant and colourful as never before. Jazz and classics, American music and Russian romances, for children and gourmets music lovers.
November 22, 7 pm:
International Accordion Festival (Tarptautinis akordeono festivalis); various Vilnius concert halls (Vilniaus koncertų salės);
Accordion music in Lithuania sprang from folk music rivulets and in time has streamed forth into rivers and oceans. The founders of professional accordion school and organisers of the International Accordion Festival should be credited for such a transformation. Having been in action for over two decades, the International Accordion Festival has sold-out halls and proved the true worth, of the accordion – especially its versatility and attractiveness.
November 23, 6 pm:
Italian Music Concert «Les Strade D’s Europa» (Italiįkos muzikos koncertas); Vilnius Picture Gallery (Vilniaus paveikslų galerija) (www.ldm.lt/en), Didžioji g. 4, Vilnius;
In the concert, the traditional Italian instrument – mandolin – rarely heard in Lithuania will sound. The concert will feature two world-acclaimed young performers from Italy: mandolin player Francesco Mammola, a laureate of the prestigious Claudio Abbado and Tito Schipa prizes. Francesco Mammola, together with the stage partner, pianist Giulia Mangone, will spill the most precious diamonds of Italian composers, starting from Baroque to the 20th century.
November 23, 8.30 pm:
Ignas (Daddy was a Milkman) solo concert «Daydreaming» (Igno koncertas «Dienos svajonėse»), Kaunas State Philharmonic (Kauno valstybinė filharmonija) (www.kaunofilharmonija.lt/en), S. Sapiegos g., Kaunas;
Ignas Pociūnas, a rising music star performing under the moniker «Daddy was a Milkman», is about to present his first album. Having spent most of his life in oversees and juggled different jobs, among which was milk hauler’s job, now the singer, upon his return to Lithuania, wants to focus on his musical career;
November 24, 6 pm:
International Young Vocalist Competition «Kaunas Talent 2016» (Tarptautinis jaunųjų vokalistų konkursas «Kauno talentas 2016»); Kaunas Culture Centre «Nation’s Home» (Kauno kultūros centras «Tautos namai»), Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 50, Kaunas;
Over 50 singers from more than 30 countries are expected to show up on the stage; a special concert shall be held for deceased singers and composers;
November 24, 6 pm:
Kaunas Bigbendas’ Jubilee Concert (Kauno bigbendo jubiliejinis koncertas); Kaunas State Musical Theatre (Kauno valstybinis muzikinis teatras) (www.muzikinisteatras.lt/en), Laisvės al. 91, Kaunas;
Gearing up for the concert, dedicated for the 25th anniversary of the band, Kauno Bigbendas does not reveal all the cards what to expect in it; however, the sources knowledgeable of the concert hint it shall be a memorable event with many theatrical elements and the brightest Lithuanian music stars in attendance; among those who have already announced of their participation in the jubilee concert is the celebrity singer Mantas Jankavičius, blues singer Arina, saxophonist (and Klaipėda mayor!) Vytautas Grubliauskas and some other big names.
November 24, 8 pm:
Vaidas Baumila Concert (Vaido Baumilos koncertas); Švyturys Arena (www.svyturioarena.lt) Dubysos g. 10, Klaipėda;
The grand of Lithuanian music stage, Vaidas Baumilas, set to throw out a mesmerising show in the largest concert hall in the Lithuanian seaport; expert the hall packed to the brim and plenty of great emotions;
November 25, 6 pm:
Concert Dedicated to 100th Birthday Anniversary of Composer Julius Juzeliūnas (Koncertas paminėti šimtąsias kompozitoriaus Juliaus Juzeliūno metines), Kaunas State Philharmonic (Kauno valstybinė filharmonija) (www.kaunofilharmonija.lt/en), S. Sapiegos g., Kaunas;
In the concert, Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra (principal conductor Constantine Orbelian (USA-Armenia), director Algimantas Treikauskas) and Kaunas State Choir (artistic director and principal conductor Petras Bingelis, conductor Petras Bingelis) shall play;
November 25- 27:
International Women Film Festival «Šeršėliafam» (Tarptautinis moterų filmų festivalis); Cinema Theatre «Pasaka» (Kino teatras) (www.kinopasaka.lt), Šv. Ignoto g. 4/3, Vilnius; part of the programme will be shown in Kaunas and Klaipėda;
The 10th International Women Film Festival «Šeršėliafam» , to be held Vilnius and other Lithuanian cities, this year, will focus on the woman’s role and challenges in the modern society;
Christmas Town in the Cathedral Square (Kalėdų miestas Katedros aikštėje); Vilnius’ Cathedral Square (Vilniaus Katedros aikštė); Gedimino pr. 1, Vilnius;
The annual Christmas Town shall start off with a bustling Christmas Market in Cathedral Square, and it certainly shall get one into the festive spirit. Over 50 market stalls shall be decorated as cosy wooden houses and vendors shall offer tasty foods, Christmas cookies and all kinds of pleasant knick-knacks.
November 26 -27, 11 am:
International Ballet and Contemporary Dance Festival- Competition «Allegro 2016» (Tarptautinis baleto ir šiuolaikinio šokio festivalis- konkursas); the Dance Theatre (Šokio teatras) (www.sokioteatras.lt/en), T. Kosciuškos g. 11, Vilnius;
The festival-contest shall be held for amateur dancers from three years old and older – soloists, duets, groups and collectives. On November 26, ‚the dancer will compete in children’s dance, character dance, folk stage, ballet and non-competitive dance categories; on November 27, the dancers shall compete in neo-classical dance, contemporary and modern dance categories.