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Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. Moscow City Ballet «Swan lake»

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BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week during December 27- January 1.

December 27, 7pm:

Neda Concert (Nedos koncertas); «Žalgiris» arena (, Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 50, Kaunas;

After six years of silence, one of the most talented and adored divas of Lithuanian pop culture looks forward to throwing out a unique show at Kaunas’ largest hall;

December 27-31:

Christmas in the Palace of The Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Kalėdos Valdovų  Rūmuose); the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Valdovų Rūmai) ( Katedros a. 3, Vilnius;

At 7 pm, December 27, Christmas chants a cappella with men vocal ensemble «Quorum» presenting a new Christmas programme. Old authentic chants as well as rather new popular songs from famous XX-XXI centuries’ repertoires shall be performed. At the same time on December 29, the singer Jurga Šeduikytė invites the audience to see and hear another Jurga. During the concert, the singer shall surprise the audience from the first till the last minute of the performance by unexpected sounding of perfectly known creations and unheard songs from the new album that shall be released in spring.

December 27- January 1:

Photo Exhibition «The Adamkus Family» by Džoja Gunda Barysaitė (Fotografijos paroda «Adamkų šeima»  Džojos Gundos Barysaitės fotografijose); Vilnius Town Hall (Vilniaus Rotušė), Didžioji g. 31, Vilnius;

An exquisite photo collection by former president Valdas Adamkus’ personal photographer reminds the most exciting and historic moments of the great Lithuanian president’s days in the office.

December 27- January 1:

Festival «Christmassy Vilnius» (Festivalis «Kalėdų Vilnius»); Vilnius City Hall (Vilniaus miesto rotušė), Didžioji gatvė 31, Vilnius ( and Trakai Vokė Manor (Trakų Vokė dvaras), Žalioji 2A, Vilnius;

As he most beautiful holiday of the year has come, it brings along the most welcomed festival «Christmassy Vilnius», which fills the heart with delight. This festival is already the third and impresses by significant changes and even more attractive and interesting programme. The main attraction of the programme is «Four Seasons»,  listening to which one will be able to reflect on the ending year and to dream about the coming one. The festive programme for Lithuanian audience will be presented by vibraphone virtuoso Marius Šinkūnas, internationally acclaimed cellist Gleb Pyšniak, violinist Dalia Dėdinskaitė and Latvian pianist Baiba Osina.

December 28, 7 pm:

Performance «Barboros Radvilaitės ir Žygimanto Augusto legenda» (Spektaklis «Barboros Radvilaitės ir Žygimanto Augusto legenda»); «Žalgiris» arena (, Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 50, Kaunas;

The century-old Lithuanian history is revived in the largest and all-the-time most expensive national musical that has garnered much attention already;

December 28, 8 pm:

«Naktinės Personos» Concert with Depeche Mode in Hearts («Naktinės Personos» koncertas); «Švyturys» arena ( Dubysos g. 10, Klaipėda;

One of the most popular Lithuanian bands, «Naktinės personos», invites one to witness the magical transformation and adaptation of «Depeche Mode» unforgettable songs;

December 29, 11 am:

Festive Vilnius Walking Tours (Ekskursija po šventinį Vilnių pasivaikščiojant); the Cathedral Belfry (Katedros bokštas), Katedros a. 2, Vilnius;

One is invited to take a tour in the Old Town of Vilnius, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and the largest Old Town in Eastern Europe. Among the visited sites are the Cathedral square, a monument to Grand Duke Gediminas, Royal Palace, Presidential Palace, Vilnius University, St. Anne‘s Church and Bernardines, Town Hall and Town Hall square, St. Casmir’s Church, Basilian Gates, Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit, St. Theresa‘s Church, The Gate of Dawn.

December 30, 7 pm:

Concert «Life is a movie» (Koncertas «Gyvenimas yra filmas»); St. Catherine‘s Church (Šventos Kotrynos bažnyčia), Vilniaus g. 30, Vilnius;

Performers include Chris Ruebens (guitar, ukulele, and vocals), Nerijus Bakula (accordion), Tadas Desukas (violin), Vytis Nivinskas (double bass). The charismatic composer and guitarist Chris Ruebens, who invited you to visit his Café de Paris, will this time open the doors to the world behind the scenes… Programme features music from the films of Almadovar, Kusturica, Spielberg, the Coen brothers, and others.

December 30, 7 pm:

Moscow City Ballet «Gulbių ežeras» (Swan Lake) (Maskvos baletas «Gulbių ežeras»); «Žalgiris» arena (, Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 50, Kaunas;

Prince Siegfried sees a magnificent swan, as he takes aim the swan turns into a beautiful woman, this is Princess Odette. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky classic ballet Swan Lake is brought to life by The Royal Moscow Ballet with their graceful Choreography and arrangement by Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov & Anatoly Emelianov.

December 31, 5 pm:

New Year Welcome Concert (Naujųjų Metų sutikimo koncertas); «Žalgiris» arena (, Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 50, Kaunas;

The five-hour concert with the participation of Killer Queen, The Bootleg Beatles and ABBA will usher the audience in 2017.

December 31, 7 pm:

Rock Opera «Jūratė ir Kastytis» (Roko opera «Jūratė ir Kastytis»); «Švyturys» arena, Dubysos g. 10, Klaipėda;

The legendary saga of seaside love has been incarnated in a musical with the participation of Lithuanian music stage stars, including Evelina Sašenko, Kostas Smoriginas and Vaidas Baumila.

December 31, 11.55 pm:

New Year’s Eve Fireworks (Naujųjų Metų fejerverkai); Cathedral Square (Katedros aikštė), Gedimino pr. 1, Vilnius;

This year will be no exception as thousands of people will swarm the Lithuanian capital’s central square for the New Year jubilations.

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