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“Music of the Past and Present in Dialogue Between Lithuania and Iceland”

2016 July 28 Past event
1 h.10 min.

Summer Concert Series
Thursday 28 July, 8 pm

“Music of the Past and Present in Dialogue Between Lithuania and Iceland”
New Ideas Chamber Orchestra NI&Co
Kintai Festival International Youth Orchestra
Conductors: Gediminas Gelgotas and Martynas Stakionis

The Summer Series will close with the largest project in terms of performers. The composition by Gediminas Gelgotas, which builds a bridge between contemporary musical cultures of Lithuania and Iceland, will be performed by the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra (NI&Co) and the Kintai Festival International Youth Orchestra under the composer’s direction. Another guest conductor in the programme is Martynas Stakionis who is currently lauded as the young talent of the baton.

Minimalist music of Gediminas Gelgotas reaches beyond the conventional genre definitions. It is often distinguished for unusual formats of presentation, embracing diverse stylistic influences from the 20th-century avant-garde to the youth sub-cultures of our time. NI&Co’s exceptional concept of performance is based on the blend of classical musicianship, minimal visual effects and powerful stage presence more characteristic of pop-rock music culture. A perfect cocktail for holding the audience breathless.

You are most welcome at this concert, especially since the admission is free of charge. The event is sponsored through the European Economic Area Grants scheme.

Admission free
Concert take place inside the Klaipėda Concert Hall.

Sponsored by the European Economic Area Grants                             In association with the PI Kintai Arts 


 A piece by Gediminas Gelgotas, combining the elements of contemporary Lithuanian and Icelandic music
Evenings of Summer Music
at the Park Stage of the Klaipėda Concert Hall

From June 30th through July 28th, 2016, the Klaipėda Concert Hall will host its annual Summer Concert Series at the Park Stage. The roster for this year’s series presents the best of Lithuanian musical talent performing a delectable selection of summertime music – a fresh blend of classical and popular, jazz and world music influences.

Dear citizens and visitors of Klaipėda! Come and join us for nine summer evenings at our backyard park and experience the delight of listening to live music in open air, surrounded by the natural greenery. The nature’s elements – the whispering wind, the cool of summer nights, and gentle susurration of the park – will surely add some extra flavour to the strains of music and give a special ambiance to the summer evenings that you can spend with your family and friends.

Summertime music at the park! Sounds truly tempting and worth listening to!