“NICO - the Lights”

2016 December 7 Past event
1 h. 40 min.
10 €, 14 €

Event start:
6:30 pm

New Ideas Chamber Orchestra (NI&Co)
Artistic Director and Conductor Gediminas Gelgotas

Programme: Antonio Vivaldi–Max Richter, Terry Riley, Gediminas Gelgotas

The joy of making music together, originality, dash and exceptional quality of performances – all these epithets do justice to the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra (NICO). Those who consider modern classical music to be incomprehensible and tedious should attend a concert by NICO to be convinced of the opposite and develop a sophisticated taste for this music. Playing from memory and mixing classical and popular music idioms with unconventional string techniques, singing, speaking and moving in minimalist choreography as they play on stage, six string players create an ethereal and energetic musical experience each time they perform. The effect is mesmerizing, and the result is inspiring to all ages.
In the past few years NICO has become a household name in the music scene of Vilnius and the ambassador of new Lithuanian music in Europe and the United States.
After the group’s recent appearance at the Festspillene i Elverum, the Norwegian audience that is known for appreciating artistic novelty gave it a round of thunderous applause. “It was new, non-traditional chamber music and… oh my God how cool it was! It’s the music that reflects our time and can appeal to a much wider audience,” eulogized the reviewer of the Hamar Arbeiderblat.

Soon we will tear the last leaf off a calendar of the year 2016. The Salve Musica Festival will soon fill the Klaipėda Concert Hall with the glorious strains of Christmas music. Running for whole month, from December the 1st through the New Year’s Eve, the festival offers thirteen events that will bring peace and bliss to your hearts, remind of the passage of time, and inspire a desire for true values. We invite you to spend the most beautiful season together and celebrate Christmas with music!