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VILNIUS FESTIVAL

 

VILNIUS FESTIVAL 2016

Path of the Planets

 

June in the Sky and Music

3–21 June

 

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

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Organizers of the 20th Vilnius festival: 

Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society, Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, PI „Vilnius festivals“ and Vilnius City Municipality

 

More information: www.vilniusfestival.lt

Organisers of the Festival reserve the right to change concert programmes and performers.