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Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. XI International Slavic Folk Festival «Pokrovskije Kolokola»

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUBNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week during November 14-20

November 14, 8 pm:

Elton John Concert; «Siemens» Arena (www.siemens-arena.com), Ozo St. 14, Vilnius;

Sir Elton John and his band are returning to Vilnius as part of his international «Wonderful Crazy Night» Tour.

The tour will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, including a selection of songs from his upcoming album, «Wonderful Crazy Night». The Elton John band features Nigel Olsson on drums, part of Elton’s original three-piece band, as well as musical director Davey Johnston on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, and Kim Bullard on keyboards. Elton has recently been named the first recipient of the BRITs Icon Award, which recognizes the very highest level of British music achievement, presented only to handful iconic artists.

November 15, 6 pm:

Singer Jurga Šeduikytė Concert (Jurgos Šeduikytės koncertas); Sandėlis by Volfas Engelman Club, Muziejaus St. 8, Kaunas;

A subtle, melodic and charming Jurga (Lithuanian music fans tend to call her by name as the singer has become a Lithuanian household’s name) is said to be preparing a distinguished evening full of surprises. The MTV Europe Music Awards 2007 winner is set to find her way into the onlookers’ soul with scrupulously thought-out programme, encompassing both the traditional lyric tunes and sounds of electronic music…

November 15, 7 pm:

Lilija Gubaidulina& St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra; St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus St. 30, Vilnius;

As soon as ones sees the name of Lilija Gubaidulina on the concert posters, no doubt that the concert shall be unforgettable, full of perfect vocal. This concert is not an exception. Together with St. Christopher Chamber orchestra, the singer prepared a programme of her beloved creations related to love. «Love gives a person wings», says Lilija.

November 16-20:

XI International Slavic Folk Festival «Pokrovskije Kolokola» (Tarptautinis folkloro festivalis «Pokrovskije Kolokola»; various Vilnius venues (more information on www.arinuska.lt);

Lithuania national minorities’ folk and ethnographic centre, traditional Slavs music school and Vilnius Russian folklore centre annually invites one to the International folk festival «Pokrovskije kolokola.» It aims to popularize and save Lithuania‘s national minorities‘ traditional culture. Various folk collectives from different countries and the best ethnic minorities‘ folk ensembles participate in the celebration. The concerts shall take at the Lithuania national philharmonic, applied arts museum, St. Kotryna church and Vilnius town hall square.

November 17-20:

International Jazz Festival «Vilnius Mama Jazz» (Tarptautinis džiazo festivalis «Vilnius Mama Džiazas»); various Vilnius venues;

The colourful festival, which offers a variety of jazz styles, has been held in the capital since 2002.

The goal of the international jazz festival each year is to introduce interesting international jazz phenomena to Lithuanian audiences and to provide an environment for young artists to participate in national and international projects. This year, the festival will be kicked off at 7 pm on November 17 at the Umiastovskiai palace (Trakų St. 2) in Vilnius with Jacques Kuba Seguin  from Canada.

November 17, 6 pm:

Opera «Tsar’s Bride» (Opera «Caro sužadėtinė»); Kaunas State Musical Theatre (www.muzikinisteatras.lt/en), Laisvės Ave. 91, Kaunas;

A joint project of Kaunas State Musical Theatre and Estonia’s International Opera Festival «PromFest» presents a two-part opera with Erki Pehk (Estonia) as the conductor and Teet Kask as the director. The singing will be in Russian.

November 17, 7 pm:

Concert dedicated for 20th Anniversary of Polish Institute in Vilnius (Koncertas paminėti dvidešimtąsias Lenkijos Instituto Vilniuje metines); Lithuanian National Philharmonic (www.filharmonija.lt/en), Aušros Vartų St. 5, Vilnius;

The performers include Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, soloist Petras Geniušas (piano), conductor Miroslaw Blaszcyk.

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Polish Institute in Vilnius, the concert devoted for the occasion shall present two picturesque symphonic opuses by Stanisław Moniuszko, a representative of romanticism, and Karol Szymanowski, active at the junction of the 19th and 20th centuries. The musicians will also offer Czech composer Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony abounding with Czech folk music intonations and culminating with joyous fanfares and timpani in the finale.

November 18, 8 pm:

Pink Floyd Show: Brit Floyd (Pink Floyd Soul); Kaunas «Žalgiris» arena (www.zalgirioarena.lt/en), Karaliaus Mindaugo Ave. 50, Kaunas;

«Money»,«Time»,«Another Brick In The Wall Part 2»,«Wish You Were Here» – these and many other legendary «Pink Floyd» songs will be performed live at the concert in «Žalgiris» arena.

November 19, 7 pm:

Linas Adomaitis and Kaunas Bigbendas «19» (Linas Adomaitis ir Kauno bigbendas «Devyniolika»); Klaipėdos Koncertų salė, Šiaulių St. 36, Klaipėda;

One of the most popular Lithuanian singers, Linas Adomaitis, sets off to a new and promising tour «19.» Along with Kaunas Bigbendas Group, the performer promises to throw out an unforgettable concert with lots of funk and jazz.

November 19, 8 pm:

Concert of the 1990’s Legends (Devyniasdešimtųjų metų muzikos legendų koncertas); Kaunas «Žalgiris» arena (www.zalgirioarena.lt/en), Karaliaus Mindaugo Ave. 50, Kaunas;

Jenny Berggren from Ace of Base, Dr. Alban, Haddaway, Snap and La Bouche will descend for the first time on the arena stage. The only grand concert of legendary musicians in Lithuania.


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