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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 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.

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Friday 3 d. June, 19.00, Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre
Opening concert of the festival with Angela Gheorghiu

ANGELA GHEORGHIU (soprano, Romania)
MARIUS BRENCIU (tenor, Romania)
Conductor CIPRIAN TEODORASCU (Romania)
LITHUANIAN NATIONAL OPERA AND BALLET THEATRE Symphony Orchestra
(music director Robertas Šervenikas)

Programme
The most beautiful opera arias, duets and overtures by Giuseppe Verdi, Arrigo Boito, Francesco Cilea, Giacomo Puccini, Gaetano Donizetti, Georges Bizet, Piotr Tchaikovsky, Alfredo Catalani, Franz Lehár

Tickets – 45, 55, 65, 80, 100, 200 Eur

Sunday 5 June, 19.00, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
Faustas Latėnas. Music as Theatre

Concert to mark the 60th anniversary of composer FAUSTAS LATĖNAS, a recipient of the Lithuanian National Prize

INDRĖ BAIKŠTYTĖ (piano)
RŪTA LIPINAITYTĖ (violin)
TOMAS PETRIKIS (viola)
DAVID GERINGAS (cello)
GIEDRIUS GELGOTAS (flute)
RENATA MARCINKUTĖ-LESIEUR (organ)

FORTVIO Piano Trio
ARTVIO String Quartet
ČIURLIONIS QUARTET
VILNIUS State Choir (principal conductor Artūras Dambrauskas)
LITHUANIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conductor ROBERTAS ŠERVENIKAS

Host of the concert VIKTORAS GERULAITIS

Programme
Woks by FAUSTAS LATĖNAS: piece for string quartet …in extremis…; Sonata for violin and piano; piano trio Žvilgsnis pro aštunto aukšto langą (A Look Through the Window on the Eight-floor); Sonata for flute and piano; Samba lacrimarum for violin and piano; Pasodoble for viola and piano; Sonata for cello and piano; cantata Agnus Dei for choir, organ and orchestra; string quartet No. 2 Šviesiam atminimui (In Loving Memory)

Tickets – 14, 20, 30, 40 Eur

Tuesday 7 June, 19.00, Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre
Budapest Festival Orchestra Salutes Vilnius

BUDAPEST FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA (Hungary)
Conductor IVÁN FISCHER (Hungary)
Soloist DÉNES VÁRJON (piano, Hungary)

Programme
IGOR STRAVINSKY – Jeu de cartes
FERENC LISZT – Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2 in A major, S. 125 / R. 456
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK – Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

Tickets – 35, 40, 50, 70, 80, 120 Eur

Thursday 9 June, 19.00, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
Symphony in Memoriam Mstislav Rostropovich

LITHUANIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Modestas Pitrėnas
Soloist ŽILVINAS BRAZAUSKAS (clarinet)
Conductor KERI-LYNN WILSON (Canada)

Programme
JEAN FRANÇAIX – Concerto for clarinet and orchestra
GUSTAV MAHLER – Symphony No. 5

Tickets – 14, 20, 30, 40 Eur

Friday 10 June, 19.00, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
Mozart According to B’Rock

B’ROCK ORCHESTRA (Belgium)
Artistic Director and Principal Rodolf Richter
Soloist ALEXANDER MELNIKOV (historic piano, Russia)

Programme
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART – Serenade for orchestra No. 6 in D major, KV 239 (Serenata Notturna); Symphony No. 36 in C major, KV 425 (Linz); Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 17 in G major, KV 453

Tickets – 14, 20, 30, 40 Eur

Sunday 12 June, 19.00, Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre
Jules Massenet. Opera Manon

Artistic director and conductor CYRIL DIEDERICH (France)
Singers: Viktorija Miškūnaitė, Michael Spadaccini (Belgium), Eugenijus Chrebtovas, Julija Karaliūnaitė, Vilhelma Mončytė, Joana Stanelytė, Liudas Mikalauskas, Šarūnas Šapalas, Rafailas Karpis, Vladas Bagdonas

Tickets – 10, 12, 15, 18, 22, 38 Eur

Monday 13 June, 19.00, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
The Four Seasons to mark Lord Yehudi Menuhin’s Centenary

LITHUANIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Artistic director, conductor and soloist SERGEJ KRYLOV (violin, Italy)

Programme
LORETA NARVILAITĖ – Į krantą jūra krenta (The Sea Breaks on the Shore) for string orchestra (2016, premiere of the festival)
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN – String quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 (Serioso), Gustav Mahler’s version for string orchestra
ANTONIO VIVALDI – Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons), four concertos for violin and string orchestra: No. 1 in E major, La primavera (Spring), RV 269; No. 2 in G minor, L’estate (Summer), RV 315; No. 3 in F major, L’autunno (Autumn), RV 293; No. 4 in F minor, L’inverno (Winter), RV 297

Tickets – 14, 20, 30, 40, 50 Eur

Wednesday 15 June, 19.00, Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre
Hector Berlioz’s Requiem. Speak Out, You Heavens

LITHUANIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Modestas Pitrėnas
Soloist GUSTAVO PORTA (tenor, Italy)
KAUNAS STATE CHOIR
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Petras Bingelis

CHORUS OF THE LITHUANIAN NATIONAL OPERA
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Česlovas Radžiūnas

LITHUANIAN ARMED FORCES ORCHESTRA GROUP
(leader cpt. Egidijus Ališauskas)

Conductor CYRIL DIEDERICH (France)

Programme
HECTOR BERLIOZ – Requiem (Grande Messe des morts), Op. 5

Tickets – 10, 12, 15, 18, 22, 38 Eur

Saturday 18 June, 19.00, Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre
Giuseppe Verdi. Opera Don Carlos

Artistic director and conductor PIERRE VALLET (France)
Singers: Askar Abdrazakov (Russia), Adam Diegel (USA), Kostas Smoriginas or Eugenijus Chrebtovas, Liudas Mikalauskas, Česlovas Nausėda, Viktorija Miškūnaitė, Eglė Šidlauskaitė, Gunta Gelgotė, Ina Tervydytė, Vladas Bagdonas, Žygimantas Galinis, Arūnas Malikėnas, Deividas Staponkus, Šarūnas Šapalas, Rokas Šveisteris

Tickets – 10, 12, 15, 18, 22, 38 Eur

Monday 20 June, 19.00, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
Mūza Rubackytė’s Recital Duality

MŪZA RUBACKYTĖ (piano; Lithuania, France, Switzerland)

Programme
ROBERT SCHUMANN – Arabeske, Op. 18; Carnaval, Op. 9
MIKALOJUS KONSTANTINAS ČIURLIONIS – Preludes: B flat minor, VL169; D minor, VL 239; C minor, VL189; Nocturnes: F sharp minor, VL 178; C sharp minor, VL 183
SERGEI PROKOFIEV – Piano sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82

Tickets – 14, 20, 30, 40, 50 Eur

Tuesday 21 June, 19.00, Compensa Concert Hall
Maraca & his Latin Jazz All Stars Septet

The Fleeting Night of Jazz

ORLANDO VALLE „MARACA“ (flute, group leader, arranger)
STEVE TURRE (trombone, Conch shells)
ROBBY AMEEN (percussion)
MARIO CANONGE (piano)
ORLANDO POLEO (percussion)
FELIPE CABRERA (double bass)
TIM MAYER (saxophone)

Tickets – 18, 25, 33 Eur

More information: www.vilniusfestival.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!