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The Vilnius Festival
 

The Vilnius Festival

The 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 aplatform for jazz and musical theatre.

PROGRAMME

1 June, 19:00, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
Opening of the Vilnius Festival. Premiere of the Festival!
LITHUANIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Soloists:
KHATIA BUNIATISHVILI (piano, Georgia)
Members of NIKO Ensemble (leader Gediminas Gelgotas):
Augusta Jusionytė, Dalia Simaškaitė, Julia Ivanova, Justas Kulikauskas, David Dumčius, Auris Galvelis, Gediminas Gelgotas
Conductor KRISTJAN JÄRVI (USA)
Programme:
SERGEI RACHMANINOV – Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
GEDIMINAS GELGOTAS – Extracultural for orchestra and ensemble (Lithuanian premiere)
Tickets – 14 Eur, 20 Eur, 30 Eur, 40 Eur, 50 Eur

3 June, 19:00, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
Féte of the mandolin and orchestra
LITHUANIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Artistic director, conductor and soloist SERGEJ KRYLOV (violin)
Soloists:
AVI AVITAL (mandolin, Israel)
DŽERALDAS BIDVA (violin)
VAIVA EIDUKAITYTĖ-STORASTIENĖ (piano)
Programme:
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH – Concerto for keyboard and orchestra in D minor, BWV 1052 (version for mandolin and orchestra)
ANTONIO VIVALDI – Concerto for lute and orchestra in D major, RV 93 (version for mandolin and orchestra)
ARVO PÄRT (to mark the composer’s 80th anniversary) – Fratres for violin and strings;
Tabula rasa for two violins, prepared piano and strings
Tickets – 14 Eur, 20 Eur, 30 Eur, 40 Eur

4 June, 19:00, Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre
Female Generals of the Yang Family – Peking Opera in Vilnius
The gem of the Chinese Culture Year in the Baltic States – The production of CHINA NATIONAL PEKING OPERA
Female Generals of the Yang Family
Adaptation by Fan Junhong, Liu Ruiming
Stage director – Zheng Yiqiu
Sound engineer – Zhang Fu
Scenographer – Zhao Jinsheng
The production director – Sun Guiyuan
The production coach – Zhang Lan
The production scenographer – Dong Yongmao
The production lighting designers – Li Jingcheng, Zhang Youyou
The production music and instrumentation – Zhu Jiang, Chen Xiaoman
Tickets – 10 Eur, 12 Eur, 15 Eur, 18 Eur, 22 Eur, 38 Eur

7 June, 19:00, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
Traces of Martinique Past
GRÉGORY PRIVAT (piano, Martinique and France)
GRÉGORY PRIVAT QUINTET:
MANU CODJIA (guitar, France), JIRI SLAVIK (double bass, Czech Republic and France), SONNY TROUPÉ (Guadalupe and France), ADRIANO TENÓRIO (percussion, Brazil), quest of the Quintet – GUSTAV KARLSTRÖM (vocal, Sweden)
Personal jazz composition Tales of Cyparis
Tickets – 14 Eur, 20 Eur, 30 Eur, 40 Eur

9 June, 19:00, Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania
J.S. Bach’s cantatas dedicated to the rulers of Lithuania and Poland
WROCŁAW BAROQUE ORCHESTRA (Poland)
Soloists of WROCŁAW NATIONAL MUSIC FORUM CHOIR
Conductor ANDRZEJ KOSENDIAK (Poland)
Programme:
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH – Cantatas:
Schleicht, spielende Wellen, BWV 206
Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl (Trauer-Ode), BWV 198
Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten!, BWV 214
Tickets – 10 Eur, 14 Eur, 20 Eur, 30 Eur

11 June, 19:00, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
Chamber music masterpieces. Cremona–Vilnius
QUARTETTO DI CREMONA (Italy)
METTIS String Quartet
Programme:
LUIGI BOCCHERINI – String quartet in C major, Op. 2 No. 6, G.164
GIUSEPPE VERDI – String quartet in E minor
PHILIP GLASS – String quartet No. 2, Company
FELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY – Octet in E major, Op. 20
Tickets – 10 Eur, 14 Eur, 20 Eur, 30 Eur

21 June, 19:00, Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre
Ode to Joy. Closing concert of the Vilnius Festival
Patron of the concert – Algirdas Butkevičius, Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania
LITHUANIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
LATVIJA State Academic Choir
KAUNAS STATE CHOIR
Soloists:
VESTARDS ŠIMKUS (piano, Latvia)
LIENE KINČA (soprano, Latvia)
OLESYA PETROVA (mezzo-soprano, Russia)
ANDREAS SCHAGER (tenor, Germany)
RIHARDS MAČANOVSKIS (bass-baritone, Latvia)
Conductor MODESTAS PITRĖNAS
Programme:
EMĪLS DĀRZIŅŠ – Valse mélancolique
SERGEI PROKOFIEV – Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 3 in C major, Op. 26
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
Tickets – 11 Eur, 14 Eur, 17 Eur, 20 Eur, 26 Eur, 55 Eur

More information: www.vilniusfestival.ltwww.filharmonija.lt

Half-day tour to Trakai

Trakai (4 hours tour) is one of the oldest Grand Duchy of Lithuania residence and capitals. Trakai is the second capital of Lithuania.

Tour to Kernave

Kernave village (4 hours tour) located on the banks of the river Neris (35 km from Vilnius) has been known as the capital of Lithuania before Trakai and Vilnius. 

Country life museum in Rumsiskes

Country life Open Air Museum of Lithuania (6 hours tour) is a unique and one of the largest (195 ha) open-air ethnographic museums in Europe.

Fly & Lease of campers in the Baltic.

Camper on the road

Take a tour and discover Baltics by yourself!

You will be able to travel comfortably throughout Baltic Sates in our campers, as passengers really may feel themselves like home and take any necessary stuff with them, even their most loved cup for coffee.
A virtue of motor homes is the possibility to be in the cabin in all companionship while going from place to place.
Moreover, you will be free as you will be independent from hotels and every evening you will be able to spend in any place you wish!

Prepaid individual transfer :

no trouble with money exchange upon arrival,
no need to take care oftaxi search,
no language problems !

The driver will wait for you at arrival hall with your name on the card, will help you with luggage and will safely transfer you to agreed place.
Please fill in the Transfer Reservation and we will contact you within 24 business hours with confirmation

KIA CARNIVAL  25 EUR (max 5 persons)                                                
MERCEDES-BENZ VIANO  35 EUR (max 7 persons)

per car only!