BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week during July 3 and July 10.
Schoolschilden’s song festival «Tu – mums viena» (You are the only one for us), various Vilnius venues;
The Schoolchildren’s Song festivals have always been one of the very most popular and massive events which, through art and culture, promote folk and contemporary Lithuanian songs, dances, traditions, folklore, fosters patriotism and the feeling of being Lithuanian. The event takes place every four years on July 6, the Statehood Day and the day of the coronation of the country’s only King Mindaugas. Over 20 thousand schoolchildren are expected to take place in the festival with hundreds of thousands of spectators taking part.
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 plait of various music genres – from rock to popular music.
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
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.
July 5, 7 pm:
The opening concert of the cycle is dedicated to mark 25 years since the first sacred music concert held at St Casimir’s Church. Performers: Leopoldas Digrys (organ)
Liudas Mikalauskas Renata Marcinkute and Lesieur (organ)
Vilnius City Municipality St Christopher Chamber Orchestra, conductor Donatas Katkus. Programme G. F. Handel, G. Verdi, F. Poulenc.
July 5-6, 7 pm:
International Festival «Operetta in Kaunas Castle 2016»; Kaunas Castle, Pilies g. 17, Kaunas;
Operetta lovers are invited to the festival to hear some of the best singers of the genre, including a number of Lithuanian operetta stars.
July 6, 10 am:
Lithuania’s Statehood Day Celebrations; the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, Katedros a. 3 (www.valdovurumai.lt), Vilnius;
The museum of Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania invites Vilnius residents and city guests to celebrate the Statehood Day together. This year, a day full of interesting things awaits one – a virtual trip in time in the museum exposition, virtual augmented reality sight-seeing tour «A Date with Vilnius», games, film reviews and many more activities that will culminate in 3D audio-visual festival projection «We are Strong, Lithuania»!
July 6, 6 pm:
Traditionally, the festival«Song Day» takes place in Vilnius Vingis Park in the evening Statehood Day and the day of King Mindaugas’ coronation. On the Park stage, masses of young singers from all over the country will perform. Song Day has one more nice tradition: at 9 pm local time a short interval is made so that Lithuanians all over the world could sing together the national anthem, Vincas Kudirka’s «Tautinę giesmę» (National Hymn).
July 7, 6.30 pm:
«Dvi Taurės Meno» invites one to create art over a glass of wine at art studio, guided by a professional artist.
July 8, 9 am:
World Lithuanian Youth Gathering; Visuomenės Harmonizavimo Parkas, Vaižgakiemis, Prienų district;
The event will focus on sharing and working out new ideas in business, science, politics and culture. An unprecedented festival will get together thousands of young Lithuanians from all over the world.
July 9, 9 pm:
A piano trio concert«The story of Dance»; St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus g. 30, Vilnius;
Performers: Silvija Vaitkevičiūtė (violin), Jone Punytė (piano), Rimvydas Savickas (clarinet):
If we were to ask what dance means to you, perhaps you would recall the wedding waltz, or your first date, maybe your children’s first concert, or maybe dance is merely a form of entertainment, or something nice to watch? There are no wrong answers. Yet this evening’s performers say that life itself is a dance. You’ll be able to check the accuracy of this motto whilst enjoying Latin American rhythms, fiery Spanish and Italian melodies, and the subtle opuses of French composers.
July 9, 8.30 pm:
Musical ferry boat: concert by Martynas Levickis; Ferry terminal, Danės g. 1, Klaipėda;
Accordion virtuoso Martynas Levickis will jazz up the summery crowd on the ferry with the finest tunes of the musical instrument performing a fiery set of accordion tunes.