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The festival of Thomas Mann arts in Nida
 

The festival of Thomas Mann arts in Nida

The International festival of Thomas Mann arts will be held in Nida in the end of July. It is one of the most popular and significant actions of a summer cultural life in Nida. The festival attracts both citizens of Lithuania, and foreign visitors with its musical program at the top-level, with inspiring discussions, with interesting film-evenings.

The above mentioned festival will create the Center of Thomas Mann culture and autonomy of Neringa as well. Different art exhibitions, concerts of the festival, open discussions, the evening parties of the literature amateurs will be held in different places Nida: in a small summer house of the writer which is so attractive for the tourists, in the center of culture and tourism “Agila”, and also in the churchlet of the Evangelists-Lutherans.

The most popular actions among the visitors of the festival are watching films of professional directors, both Lithuanian, and foreign. These viewings are held not far from the beacon of Nida on mountain Urbo.
This festival attracts the amateurs of intellectual prose, those who admire an explicit, detailed, slow tone of a letter of the great writer. In Thomas Mann's creative work we can trace the presentiment of an old world order crash which leads to the people’s predestination breakage and his own ideas of the world as well. And all these themes of the author also intertwine with the theme of fateful love.
The purpose of the festival is activating of the cultural dialogue with different countries and in such a way stimulating of the cultural cooperation of various generations, interchange with the cultural experience, expansion and propagation of Lithuanian culture and art as well.

XIV International Thomas Mann festival

14th International Thomas Mann festival "The Nobility of Spirit" at  2010  10 - 17 of  July.

Program

July 10, Saturday
20.00 Nida evangelical lutheran church
Opening concert
J. S. Bach, J. Haydn
M. Baranauskas. Choir composition premiere for the festival 
Grand piano trio FortVio: Indrė Baikštytė (grand piano), Ingrida Rupaitė (violin), Povilas Jacunskas (cello).
Chamber choir „Aidija“, artistic director Romualdas Gražinis

July 11, Sunday
20.00 Nida evangelical lutheran church
F. Chopin’s recital
Lukas Geniušas (grand piano)

July 12, Monday
18.00  V. & K. Mizgiris artists’ house
20.00  Nida evangelical lutheran church
F. Chopin and music of the Baltic countries
J. Vītols, H. Eller, J. Gruodis’ piece solo for violin, cello, and grand piano
O. Narbutaitė „Autumn Ritornello. Hommage á Fryderyk“ (1999) violin, viola, cello, and grand piano
Grand piano trio FortVio: Indrė Baikštytė (grand piano), Ingrida Rupaitė (violin), Povilas Jacunskas (cello)

July 13, Tuesday
16.00 Thomas Mann memorial museum

Spoken program
20.00 Nida evangelical lutheran church
„Aidija“ recital: 20 years of performace
Chamber choir „Aidija“, artistic director Romualdas Gražinis

July 14, Wednesday
16.00 Thomas Mann memorial museum
Spoken program
20.00 Nida evangelical lutheran church
R. Schumann’s hour
Grand piano quintet Es-dur, op. 44;
„Arabesque“ for grand piano 
Vocal cycle „Woman’s love and life“ (Frauenliebe und -leben)
Sigutė Stonytė (soprano), Jurgis Karnavičius (grand piano)
Kaunas quartet: Karolina Beinarytė (1st violin), Dalia Terminaitė (2nd violin), Eglė Karžinauskaitė (viola), Saulius Bartulis (cello)
22.00 Cinema nights by the beacon

July 15, Thursday
20.00 Nida evangelical lutheran church
An hour of the Lithuanian music: Vytautas Bacevičius and Graźyna Bacewicz, chamber music
Vytautas Bacevičius. Poems for grand piano
Graźyna Bacewicz. String quartet Nr. 4
Jurgis Karnavičius (grand piano), Kaunas quartet: Karolina Beinarytė (1st violin), Dalia Terminaitė (2nd violin), Eglė Karžinauskaitė (viola), Saulius Bartulis (cello)
22.00 Cinema nights by the beacon

July 16, Friday
16.00 Thomas Mann memorial museum
Spoken program
20.00 Nida evangelical lutheran church
Music of the turn of the century
A. Schoenberg „Transfigured night“ (Verklärte Nacht) op. 4 string sextet
R. Strauss  Salome’s final monologue from opera „Salome“
S. Stonytė (soprano), J. Karnavičius (grand piano), Kaunas quartet: Karolina Beinarytė (1st violin), Dalia Terminaitė (2nd violin), Eglė Karžinauskaitė (viola), Saulius Bartulis (cello)
22.00 Cinema nights by the beacon

July 17, Saturday
20.00 Nida evangelical lutheran church
Closing concert
H. Purcell Opera „Dido and Aeneas “ (concert performance)
Nerijus Masevičius (bass), Gintarė Skerytė (soprano), Nora Petročenko
Performed by chamber choir „Aidija“ and Kaunas quartet: Karolina Beinarytė (1st violin), Dalia Terminaitė (2nd violin), Eglė Karžinauskaitė (viola), Saulius Bartulis (cello).


Music program

In compliance to the main theme of the festival – “Nobility of Spirit?” – we shall explore creative works of outstanding personalities of this field. Those are composers famous not only because of their significant influence to the development of European music culture but also because of nobility of spirit and importance to the history of their countries. Among them there is composer Frédéryk Chopin (1810-1849), who’s anniversary we commemorate this year, who had painfully contemplated over dramatic fate of his motherland Poland in emigration.
Another personality, who’s anniversary we commemorate this year, is German romanticist Robert Schumann (1810-1856), ambitious and impetuous composer, who also founded a periodical music publication to fight against philistine taste and urged public to pay attention to the works of serious young artists (like F. Chopin, J. Brahms, etc.). In this context not less interesting would be works and personality of Vytautas Bacevičius (1905-1975), Lithuanian composer, pianist, and vanguardist. In the same concert there will be performed music of his sister Graźyna Bacewicz (1909-1969), talented Polish composer. It might become some kind of discovery. 
Traditionally, in the music program we shall also listen to authors who represent other epochs and styles. During the evening of ancient music we shall hear music of English baroque composer Henry Purcell (1659-1695). The pulls of our days will be exposed by a new opus by Marius Baranauskas (premiere for the festival) and chamber composition by Onutė Narbutaitė “Autumn Ritornello. Hommage á Frédérik” (1999), inspired by F. Chopin’s music. The influence of Chopin’s creative works to the national professional schools of the Baltic countries will be revealed by compositions of Lithuanian, Latvian, and Estonian composers of the first half of the 20th century.
At the festival we shall also hear a few independent programs prepared by chamber choir “Aidija”, Kaunas string quartet, young pianist Lukas Geniušas, singer Sigutė Stonytė, and pianist Jurgis Karnavičius. We’ll also have guests from abroad: pianist Zecharia Plavin (Izrael) and violinist Raimundas Butvila (Venezuela).

 

Festival
XIV International Thomas Mann festival

14th International Thomas Mann festival "The Nobility of Spirit" at  2010  10 - 17 of  July.

Program

July 10, Saturday
20.00 Nida evangelical lutheran church
Opening concert
J. S. Bach, J. Haydn
M. Baranauskas. Choir composition premiere for the festival 
Grand piano trio FortVio: Indrė Baikštytė (grand piano), Ingrida Rupaitė (violin), Povilas Jacunskas (cello).
Chamber choir „Aidija“, artistic director Romualdas Gražinis

July 11, Sunday
20.00 Nida evangelical lutheran church
F. Chopin’s recital
Lukas Geniušas (grand piano)

July 12, Monday
18.00  V. & K. Mizgiris artists’ house
20.00  Nida evangelical lutheran church
F. Chopin and music of the Baltic countries
J. Vītols, H. Eller, J. Gruodis’ piece solo for violin, cello, and grand piano
O. Narbutaitė „Autumn Ritornello. Hommage á Fryderyk“ (1999) violin, viola, cello, and grand piano
Grand piano trio FortVio: Indrė Baikštytė (grand piano), Ingrida Rupaitė (violin), Povilas Jacunskas (cello)

July 13, Tuesday
16.00 Thomas Mann memorial museum

Spoken program
20.00 Nida evangelical lutheran church
„Aidija“ recital: 20 years of performace
Chamber choir „Aidija“, artistic director Romualdas Gražinis

July 14, Wednesday
16.00 Thomas Mann memorial museum
Spoken program
20.00 Nida evangelical lutheran church
R. Schumann’s hour
Grand piano quintet Es-dur, op. 44;
„Arabesque“ for grand piano 
Vocal cycle „Woman’s love and life“ (Frauenliebe und -leben)
Sigutė Stonytė (soprano), Jurgis Karnavičius (grand piano)
Kaunas quartet: Karolina Beinarytė (1st violin), Dalia Terminaitė (2nd violin), Eglė Karžinauskaitė (viola), Saulius Bartulis (cello)
22.00 Cinema nights by the beacon

July 15, Thursday
20.00 Nida evangelical lutheran church
An hour of the Lithuanian music: Vytautas Bacevičius and Graźyna Bacewicz, chamber music
Vytautas Bacevičius. Poems for grand piano
Graźyna Bacewicz. String quartet Nr. 4
Jurgis Karnavičius (grand piano), Kaunas quartet: Karolina Beinarytė (1st violin), Dalia Terminaitė (2nd violin), Eglė Karžinauskaitė (viola), Saulius Bartulis (cello)
22.00 Cinema nights by the beacon

July 16, Friday
16.00 Thomas Mann memorial museum
Spoken program
20.00 Nida evangelical lutheran church
Music of the turn of the century
A. Schoenberg „Transfigured night“ (Verklärte Nacht) op. 4 string sextet
R. Strauss  Salome’s final monologue from opera „Salome“
S. Stonytė (soprano), J. Karnavičius (grand piano), Kaunas quartet: Karolina Beinarytė (1st violin), Dalia Terminaitė (2nd violin), Eglė Karžinauskaitė (viola), Saulius Bartulis (cello)
22.00 Cinema nights by the beacon

July 17, Saturday
20.00 Nida evangelical lutheran church
Closing concert
H. Purcell Opera „Dido and Aeneas “ (concert performance)
Nerijus Masevičius (bass), Gintarė Skerytė (soprano), Nora Petročenko
Performed by chamber choir „Aidija“ and Kaunas quartet: Karolina Beinarytė (1st violin), Dalia Terminaitė (2nd violin), Eglė Karžinauskaitė (viola), Saulius Bartulis (cello).


Music program

In compliance to the main theme of the festival – “Nobility of Spirit?” – we shall explore creative works of outstanding personalities of this field. Those are composers famous not only because of their significant influence to the development of European music culture but also because of nobility of spirit and importance to the history of their countries. Among them there is composer Frédéryk Chopin (1810-1849), who’s anniversary we commemorate this year, who had painfully contemplated over dramatic fate of his motherland Poland in emigration.
Another personality, who’s anniversary we commemorate this year, is German romanticist Robert Schumann (1810-1856), ambitious and impetuous composer, who also founded a periodical music publication to fight against philistine taste and urged public to pay attention to the works of serious young artists (like F. Chopin, J. Brahms, etc.). In this context not less interesting would be works and personality of Vytautas Bacevičius (1905-1975), Lithuanian composer, pianist, and vanguardist. In the same concert there will be performed music of his sister Graźyna Bacewicz (1909-1969), talented Polish composer. It might become some kind of discovery. 
Traditionally, in the music program we shall also listen to authors who represent other epochs and styles. During the evening of ancient music we shall hear music of English baroque composer Henry Purcell (1659-1695). The pulls of our days will be exposed by a new opus by Marius Baranauskas (premiere for the festival) and chamber composition by Onutė Narbutaitė “Autumn Ritornello. Hommage á Frédérik” (1999), inspired by F. Chopin’s music. The influence of Chopin’s creative works to the national professional schools of the Baltic countries will be revealed by compositions of Lithuanian, Latvian, and Estonian composers of the first half of the 20th century.
At the festival we shall also hear a few independent programs prepared by chamber choir “Aidija”, Kaunas string quartet, young pianist Lukas Geniušas, singer Sigutė Stonytė, and pianist Jurgis Karnavičius. We’ll also have guests from abroad: pianist Zecharia Plavin (Izrael) and violinist Raimundas Butvila (Venezuela).

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