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Vilnius Festival
 

Vilnius Festival

logo_vilniusfestivalThe Vilnius Festival is one of the most prestigious, solid and versatile classical music events in Lithuania and a major summer destination for music-lovers during the hottest tourist season. With primary interest in presenting classical music, performed by the established soloists, ensembles and symphony orchestras from all over the world, the Vilnius Festival also continues to promote contemporary Lithuanian music by commissioning new large-scale works, and offers a platform for jazz and musical theatre.

Since the first Vilnius Festival in 1997 its primary idea has been to promote the historical and modern assets of world culture in society. Cooperation between Lithuanian and foreign musicians has fostered the creation of a multicultural music scene in Lithuania, as well as mutual tolerance and trust, and the discovery and support of new artistic forces. The organizers of Vilnius Festival seek to reflect the cultural experiences of different nations and eras in the festival program.

The festival fulfills the main points of its program by

* commissioning a major work from well-known Lithuanian composers
* organizing a recital from a famous Lithuanian performer
* inviting a foreign orchestra, opera, or ballet troupe
* organizing an evening dedicated to a composer
* organizing a concert dedicated to Renaissance and Baroque composers’ works
* presenting a legendary jazz soloist or ensemble

Date / number of events
Annually from the end of May to the beginning of July / 10-15 concerts
Intended Audience
Music fans and professionals of all ages, educational backgrounds and nationalities
Significance of the event
Vilnius Festival is an international music festival accredited by the European Festival Association’s General Assembly in Geneva. It was accepted as a legitimate member of the Association in October 1999.
Geographical Range
Thanks to its cooperation with well-known Lithuanian and foreign performers, its common projects with Lithuanian, Italian, Polish, German, French, Croatian, Slovenian and Swiss festivals, and its active involvement in programs of cultural tourism, Vilnius Festival has dispersed far and wide the liveliness of Lithuania’s culture, as well as the works of contemporary Lithuanian composers and a reputation for professionalism among its performers.
Bonds between the festival and Lithuania’s cultural image
The cooperation of Vilnius Festival organizers and performers with world-renowned musicians (Yehudi Menuhin, Mstislav Rostropovich, Justus Frantz, Riccardo Muti, Krzysztof Penderecki, David Geringas, Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet) has accelerated the acceptance of not only Lithuania’s musical culture but also its political activities in the international realm. The support of these musicians for Lithuania’s intention to integrate to the EU was raised not only by artistic acts but also by official documents.
The active participation of Vilnius Festival in programs of Lithuanian cultural tourism and its close cooperation with diplomatic missions of foreign countries has generated high interest among foreign guests and tourists in both this event and Lithuanian cultural happenings in general.
Programme:
May 31d.

19:00
Lithuanian National Philharmonic, Vilnius
Opening Concert
Performers: Soloist VADIM REPIN (violin, Russia) LITHUANIAN STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conductor GINTARAS RINKEVIČIUS Programme: VYTAUTAS BACEVIČIUS – Poème électrique for...

June 2d.

19:00
Lithuanian National Philharmonic, Vilnius
DAVID GERINGAS (cello, Germany) IAN FOUNTAIN (piano, UK)
Programme: FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN – Introduction and Polonaise brillante for cello and piano in C major, Op. 3 EDVARD GRIEG – Sonata for cello and piano in A minor, Op. 36 VYKINTAS BALTAKAS –...

June 3d.

19:00
Lithuanian National Philharmonic, Vilnius
LITHUANIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
LITHUANIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Artistic director and soloist SERGEJ KRYLOV (violin, Italy) Soloist BRUNO CANINO (piano, Italy) Programme: LUIGI BOCCHERINI – Symphony in D minor, Op....

June 6d.

19:00
Lithuanian National Philharmonic, Vilnius
To mark the 20th anniversary since the reestablishment of the Swedish-Lithuanian diplomatic relations and the National Day of Sweden
Kroumata Live 3 Performers: KROUMATA Ensemble (Sweden): JOHAN SILVMARK ROGER BERGSTRÖM ULRIK NILSSON PONTUS LANGENDORF Programme: GYÖRGY LIGETI – Car Horn...

June 7d.

19:00
Lithuanian National Philharmonic, Vilnius
Fado Magic
Performers: CRISTINA BRANCO and her group (Portugal): RICARDO DIAS (piano, accordion) BERNARDO COUTO (Portuguese guitar) CARLOS MANUEL PROENÇA (classical guitar) BERNARDO...

June 9d.

19:00
Lithuanian National Philharmonic, Vilnius
Rota Conducts Rota
Tribute to NINO ROTA (1911–1979) Performers: LITHUANIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Juozas Domarkas Soloists: SABINA CVILAK...

June 14d.

19:00
Lithuanian National Opera And Ballet Theatre, Vilnius
Closing Concert. Vidmantas Bartulis REQUIEM (1989)
To mark the Day of Mourning and Hope Vidmantas Bartulis REQUIEM (1989) Performers: LITHUANIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Artistic Director and Principal Conductor...


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