BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week between April 3 and April 9.
Vilnius University Birthday Rehearsal (Vilniaus universiteto gimtadienio repetcija); Vilnius University (Vilniaus universitetas) (www.vu.lt/en), Universiteto g. 3, Vilnius;
As Vilnius University (VU) readies this year to celebrate its 438th birthday, a memorable diplomas award ceremony shall become a rehearsal on April 3-4. On April 3, from 10 am to 5 pm, in VU Library P. Smuglevičius Hall, the original of the first Lithuanian book – Martynas Mažvydas Catechism shall be showcased.
Art Printing House Presents (Menų spaustuvė pristato); Arts Printing House (Menų spaustuvė) (www.menuspaustuve.lt/en), Šiltadaržio g. 6, Vilnius;
For its 15th birthday, Menų spaustuvė has prepared a set of festive events for the entire week. The venue staff will offer sightseeing tours for adults and children, as well as a possibility to participate in creative workshops.
Exhibition «Different but together» (Paroda «Skirtingi bet kartu»); Vilnius Town Hall (www.vilniausrotuse.lt/en), Didžioji g. 31, Vilnius;
In the exhibition, Swedish, Norwegian, Finish, Estonian, Spanish, and Hungarian, Netherlanders, Austrian, Chilean and Argentinean artists shall present various forms of art, including paintings, sculpture, graphics, photography, digital art, collages and others.
Novus Music Incubator 2017 (Novus Muzikos Inkubatorius); Arts Factory «Loftas» (Loft) (www.menufabrikas.lt/en), Švitrigailos g. 29, Vilnius;
After a greatly successful first year, Novus music incubator is back – more mature, more curious, and recently-turned-international, it’s now looking for the most exciting acts from the Baltic countries. It’s a platform for young musicians, singers and bands. The project aims to find new talents and, sure, they will be spotted with the help from the audience.
April 5, 7 pm:
Film «Titanic» (Filmas «Titanikas»); «Žalgiris» arena (www.zalgirisarena.lt/en), Karaliaus Mindaugo g. 50, Kaunas;
One of the most famous films in human history, «Titanic», shall captivate all anew in Japan’s «Avex Classics International» project, which authors have employed high-tech cutting edge technologies to resuscitate the spirit of the maiden voyage on the-then wonder of the world, «Titanic»…
April 6, 7 pm:
Monika Linkytė Concert (Monikos Linkytės koncertas); Kurhauzas, Grafų Tiškevičių al.1, Palanga;
One of the already famed performers of the young generation, Monika Linkytė, along with the string quintet, shall mesmerise the concert goers with his extraordinary voice and charm;
April 7, 6 pm:
Guitar Music Evening (Gitaros muzikos vakaras); «Žalgiris» arena (www.zalgirisarena.lt/en), Karaliaus Mindaugo g. 50, Kaunas;
Dozens of inspiring guitar music virtuosos shall strum their guitars in what promises to be a memorable evening in one of the halls of «Žalgiris» arena. The participants shall vie for two nominations for the best.
April 7, 7 pm:
Contemporary Street Dance Performance «The Rite of Spring» (Šiuolaikinis gatvės šokio vaidinimas «Pavasario ritualas»; Arts Printing House, Šiltadaržio g. 6 Arts Factory “Loftas” (Loft) (www.menufabrikas.lt/en), Švitrigailos g. 29, Vilnius;
The contemporary and street dance performance is based on a ballet and orchestral concert work by composer Igor Stravinsky «The Rite of Spring». In Lithuania, like in the rest of the world, the versions of the ballet have been developed quite a lot, but it will be the first urban interpretation of this classical piece…
April 8, 6. 30 pm:
Piotr Tchaikovsky’s Music Concert (Čaikovksio muzikos koncertas); Klaipėda State Music Theatre (Klaipėdos Valstybinis Muzikinis Teatras) (www.klaipedosmuzikinis.lt/?lang=en); Danės g. 19, Klaipėda;
Some music lasts eternally and, definitely, the music written by Piotr Tchaikovsky is namely of the kind. Some aspiring Lithuanian musicians shall attempt to reveal the authenticity of the prodigy….
April 8, 8 pm:
Ovidijus Vyšniauskas Concert (Ovidijaus Vyšniausko koncertas); «Žalgiris» arena (www.zalgirisarena.lt/en), Karaliaus Mindaugo g. 50, Kaunas;
One of the iconic Lithuanian singers, Ovidijus Vyšniauskas, invites all fans of his talent to together celebrate the song author and singer’s 60th birthday. Having spent over 40 years on the stage, the maestro has released dozens of reward-winning albums with the viewers savouring, again and again, the rhythms of the legendary songs, «Mažytė», «Saulė leidžiasi», «Mamai» and others. The concert promises, however, a lot more…
April 9, 4 pm:
Music Contemplation Hour (Muzikos apmąstymo valanda); Katedra (Cathedral), Katedros a. 1, Vilnius;
Vilnius String Quartet invites to submerge in contemplation and experience the mystery of the Holy Week at the Vilnius Cathedral accompanied by Haydn’s music and texts from Vytautas Antanas Dambrava’ Seven Words.