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BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week during June 27 to July 3.

June 27- July 3:

Midsummer Vilnius; Courtyard of the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (www.valdovurumai.lt/en), Katedros a. 3, Vilnius;

Vilnius will be filled with music throughout the Midsummer Vilnius Festival. During it, not only famous performers of our country, but also world stage stars will perform.  «Midsummer Vilnius is a city festival intended for those who search for cultural amusements in the intense summer heat. We rejoice that we succeeded to invite to the festival a world stage star Joss Stone – her strong voice, enchanting musicality and stage passion have already enslaved many music lovers all around the world… » – says festival manager Valdas Petreikis.

June 27- July 3:

Pažaislis Music Festival; Pažaislis Monastery, Kaunas district;

The 20th Pažaislis Music Festival will held 40 concerts where we will have an opportunity to hear the most prominent Lithuanian and foreign musicians. As every year, new concert venues will be introduced: Jonava Joninės Valley, Kelmė Evangelical Reformed Church and Pasvalys St. John the Baptist’s Church. Five Lithuanian symphony and chamber orchestras, Kaunas State Choir as well as Chicago Choral Choir and Boys and Youth Choir Dagilėlis will appear with choral music programmes.

June 27- July 3:

Photography Exhibition by Vytautas Draškevičius; Smiltynė Visitor Centre, Smiltynės g. 9, Klaipėda;

The exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of Kuršių Nerija National Reservation reveals the beauty of the sanctuary of wildlife and makes one to give a thought on the future of the planet Earth;

June 27- July 3:

Christopher Summer Festival; various Vilnius venues;

Aside from the traditional organ, piano and musical picnic cycles, there will also be children’s concerts. Special programmes have been arranged by the St Christopher Chamber Orchestra (Once Upon a Time…) and the team from the Strazdanėlė early art education school. Young piano stars will shine during the Evening Piano Recitals, while this year especially many of the most prominent organ masters will be appearing as part of the Sacred Music Hours cycle.

June 27- July 3:

Days of Live Archaeology in Kernavė; Cultural Reserve of Kernavė (www.kernave.org), Kerniaus g. 4a, Kernavė, Širvintų district;

Festival of experimental archaeology is dedicated to the commemoration of the Coronation of Mindaugas – the Statehood Day. Just like many centuries ago archers’ arrows will fly and many skilled craftsmen will demonstrate their art on the Castle Hill and in the Pajauta valley. The festival introduces the restored crafts of prehistoric and early medieval periods, ancestors’ lifestyle. Visitors have an opportunity to strike the flint, throw pottery, mint a coin, and try their hand at archery.

June 27- July 3:

Exhibition «Not only sky»; The Church Heritage Museum (www.bpmuziejus.lt), Šv. Mykolo g. 9, Vilnius;

The Church heritage museum has opened a new exhibition « Not only sky. Creations of the religious part from the collection of Rolandas Valiūnas and law bureau Valiunas Ellex». It 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 will be presented in the exhibition for the first time.

June 27- July 3:

Summer Festival of Kairėnai; VU Botanical Garden in Kairėnai (www.botanikos-sodas.vu.lt), Kairėnų g. 43. Vilnius district;

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 will present a range of various music genres – from rock to popular music.

June 27- July 3:

Sharon YaÁri Positive Images for Field and Forest; National Gallery of Art (www.ndg.lt/en), Konstitucijos pr. 22, Vilnius;

The National Gallery of Art presents an exceptional 2016 summer event, the exhibition Positive Images for Field and Forest by the contemporary Israeli artist Sharon Yaari. It is one of his biggest personal exhibitions in Europe, and his first in Lithuania.Yaari’s exhibition is a unique chance to get to know about a different and little-known photographic tradition. Yaari creates large-format images of condensed content and his photographs lack qualities that are characteristic of documentary photography.

July 2, 5 pm:

Singing Poetry Festival «Akacijų alėja»; Kulautuvos pušynas (pine forest), Kaunas district;

All poetry lovers will swarm the pine forest redolent of resin; over a hundred of poetry singers from all over the country are expected to show up;

July 3, 7 pm:

Symphonic Rock; VU Botanical Garden in Kairėnai (http://www.botanikos-sodas.vu.lt/en), Kairėnų g. 43, Vilnius;

Performers include Dagamba (Latvia/Lithuania/Iran): Valters Puce (cello), Antons Trocjuks (cello), Dainius Tenys (piano), Hamidreza Rahbaralam (percussion), and Vilnius City Municipality’s St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra. The international team of four performers Dagamba is often titled as musical hooligans, because they don’t fit into the framework of any one genre, style or era. Their virtuosi combination of classical, rock and pop music is topped off with unexpected temperament and doses of humour.

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