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Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. «Vivace Vilnius» music festival

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BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week during August 1-7.

August 1-7:

Trakai Fanfare Week; Trakai Island Castle;

The artistic – educational project «Trakai Fanfare Week» (Trakai Fanfarų savaitė) is an annual international mastery course of brass band, percussion instruments and fanfare orchestra and stands out for a great variety of genres ranging from old classics up to the modern music and jazz.

August 1-7:

Exhibition «Without a Homeland»; the New Arsenal (, Arsenalo g. 1, Klaipėda;

The exhibition contains photographs, documents, letters, household utensils and handiworks made by deportees and political prisoners. These are authentic witnesses of the daily life of the deportees and their attempts to live a dignified life, to retain their national identity and the faith of their parents. The majority of the material exhibits belong to the collections of the National Museum of Lithuania, and individual exhibits are borrowed from private individuals.

August 1-7:

Exhibition «Jewish paper cuttings»; Library of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (, Saulėtekio al. 14, Vilnius;

The exhibition of Klaidas Navickas is introducing Jewish culture in Lithuania, Jewish feasts. Klaidas Navickas is a folk artist and a craftsman of paper cuttings. Paper cutting master Klaidas Navickas was studying Jewish culture in Lithuanian and other countries.

August 1, 8 pm:

A/Ch Dance Performance «Anna Karenina»; Trakai Island Castle (, Kęstučio g. 4, Trakai;

The story enchanting millions of readers around the world will be told in a language of dance in Trakai Castle.

The two-part play «Anna Karenina» of Anželika Cholina Dance Theater, created by the motives of a novel by Leo Tolstoy, will be shown in this historic place. In the performance that is more than two hours long (with a break) music by Alfred Schnittke, Piotr Tchaikovsky, Gustav Mahler and Andrew Lloyd Webber is used. Works of composers of different generations and genres perfectly convey the emotional story of the performance.

August 3, 7 pm:

Concert by band «Chico Trujillo»: Latin American Fever; Lietuvos technikos bibliotekos kiemas, Šv. Ignoto g. 6, Vilnius;

The band «Chico Trujillo» has earned the name of world class party band. This band is one of the most known bands from Chile. Musical pieces of this band are being played almost in every party from north to south corners of the country. The «Chico Trujillo» connects classical cumbia, bolero, reggae, Latin American, Balkan music in their music. This cocktail of many genres of music is enjoyable for listeners of different generations. And now the band’s next stop is Vilnius;

August 4, 7 pm:

Concert «Fantasies for Guitar» (Koncertas «Fantazijos gitarai»); St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus g. 30, Vilnius;

A powerful temperament and an excellent classical music education – this is the French guitarist Emmanuel Rossfelder’s recipe for success. A wonderful tone, admirable technique, excellent control of the most complex textures – this is just a fraction of his astounding characteristics. For his Vilnius concert he has chosen a virtuosi programme, breathing southern rhythms, Baroque grandeur and the brilliance of opera. Programme S. L. Weiss, N. Paganini, G. Verdi, F. Tarrega, I. Albeniz and others.

August 5, 7 pm:

Granatos Festival 2016; L. Lekavičiaus g. 2, Rumšiškės, Kauno district;

The first international music festival that is organised at the unique location of the Open air museum of Lithuania.

August 4-7:

«Vivace Vilnius»: International Summer Music Festival; Museum of Applied Arts and Design, Arsenalo g. 3A, Vilnius;

This year, the festival celebrates its 5th birthday, inviting the faculty from Europe and USA: violinist Lynn Chang (USA), cellist Aristides Rivas (Venezuela/USA), flutist Ona Jonaitytė (Lithuania/USA), and pianist Roberto Plano (Italy). Master Classes for violin, cello, flute, piano, and chamber music will take place at National M. K. Čiurlionis Art School (T. Kosciuškos 11, Vilnius) from August 1- 6.Performances by cellist Aristides Rivas, soprano Vilija Kupreviciene, pianists Roberto Plano, Inga Vyšniauskaitė, and Aleksandra Žvirblytė, and students from Vivace Vilnius Festival will take place at Vilnius Town Hall and Museum of Applied Arts and Design.

August 5, 9 pm:

Jazzu sings with Modestas Pitrėnas’ Orchestra; Klaipėda Summer Concert Open-air Stage, Liepojos g. 1, Klaipėda;

Top-tier Lithuanian music celebrities, singer Jazzu and orchestra bandleader Modestas Pitrėnas, are set to send the onlookers to frenzy in the vast open-air hall in the Lithuanian seaport;

August 6, 6 pm:

British Organist David Knight. Intrada; Church of Sts. Johns (, Šv. Jono g. 12, Vilnius;

David Knight was educated at the Royal Academy of Music and the University of London. He has held posts as Director of Music at a comprehensive school and a college of higher education. During this time he also had posts as accompanist and conductor of a selection of choral societies. He has been a church organist for over forty years, not only for the Church of England, but also for the United Reformed Church and the Church of Norway.

August 6, 9 pm:

Concert «AN 88- Key Palette»; St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus g. 30, Vilnius;

A piano recital by 17-year-old Ignas Maknickas has accumulated a wealth of prestigious prizes, honourable awards and exclusive appearances. Musicologists now call him « a very promising figure on the Lithuanian piano scene». And as for this recital, he assures us that the piano will shine in all its brilliant palette of colours, from Baroque beauties to the expressive sounds of today. Programme J. S. Bach, W. A. Mozart, R. Schumann, F. Chopin and others.

August 6, 8. 30 pm:

Kastytis Kerbedis Concert; Klaipėda Summer Concert Open-air Stage, Liepojos g. 1, Klaipėda;

Over three decades of indelible glory and hundreds of concerts to ever devoted fans of the legendary Lithuanian singer, Kastytis Kerbedis;

August 7, 7 pm:

Guitar Concert with Telmo Pires: Kiss of Fado; VU Botanical Garden in Kairėnai (, Kairėnų g. 43, Vilnius;

Performers Telmo Pires (vocals, Portugal), Bruno Chaveiro (Portugese guitar, Portugal), Caje Garcia (classical guitar, Portugal), Yami (double bass, Portugal);

Born in Portugal though having spent most of his life in Germany, singer Telmo Pires discovered himself in 2011 when he returned to Lisbon. Pires appeared in concerts in the most prestigious concert hall in Lisbon – the Museu do Fado, and, then, across the world. His simple yet heart-felt songs are so genuine, and Pires’ emotions and vocal nuances, gestures and mimics are so expressive and strong, that they can be understood without knowing the words.  Programme features original fado compositions from the albums Fado Promessa and Ser Fado.

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