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39th Klaipėda Music Spring Festival
At the Chapel of St Francis of Assisi (Savanorių g. 4, Klaipėda)
The Time of the Resurrection
Klaipėda Choir Aukuras
Artistic Director and Conductor Alfonsas Vildžiūnas
 

 

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Soloists: Rasa Ulteravičiūtė (soprano), Tadas Jakas (tenor), Valdas Kazlauskas (baritone), Vilimas Norkūnas (organ)
Programme: Charles Gounod – Messe solennelle en l’honneur de Sainte-Cecile

The Klaipėda Music Spring Festival will invite its audiences to the delectable sacred music concert “The Time of the Resurrection” that will take place at the Chapel of St Francis of Assisi in Klaipėda. On the second day of Easter the Klaipėda Choir Aukuras, conducted by its artistic director Alfonsas Vildžiūnas, and with the soloists from Klaipėda, will perform Charles Gounod’s Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile.

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39th Klaipėda Music Spring Festival
Amber Sound Orchestra
Liepāja Symphony Amber Sound Orchestra (Latvia)
Principal Conductor Atvars Lakstigala

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Soloists: Georgijs Osokins, Vestard Šimkus (piano), ART-i-SHOCK Trio:
Agnese Egliņa (piano), Elina Endzele (percussion), Guna Āboltiņa (cello)
Programme: Fryderyk Chopin, Santa Ratniece, Andris Vecumnieks

5 pm: Pre-concert talk

The Liepāja Symphony Orchestra will come to visit Klaipėda from the amber shores of Latvia. Having won accolades not only in their native country but also internationally, the orchestra continues to fascinate its audiences with the impeccable sense of ensemble and the excellent quality of sound. In its attractive concert programmes the Latvian orchestra usually presents not only the classical masterpieces but also works by the Latvian composers. The concert titled “Amber Sound Orchestra” will likewise feature the world premieres by Latvian composers, alongside Fryderyk Chopin’s Piano Concerto. In one of these premieres, one of the currently best internationally known Latvian pianists with a Lithuanian family name, Vestards Šimkus, will appear as a soloist.

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XXXIX festivalis „Klaipėdos muzikos pavasaris“
Great Symphony for Bass
Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Gintaras Rinkevičius
Soloist Almas Švilpa (bass, Lithuania / Germany)
Conductor Robertas Šervenikas

 

 

 

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5 pm: Pre-concert talk

Programme: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner

The festival’s closing concert, “The Great Symphony for Bass”, will close the door for the magnificent sound of classical music. A number of ‘greats’ will be presented to the audiences at this concert: the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, conducted this time by the recipient of the National Arts and Culture Prize, Robertas Šervenikas, and bass Almas Švilpa whose voice and masterful acting has captured the attention of the public and critics alike. More than 15 years ago he settled in Essen and since then has frequently appeared at the opera theatres in Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands. In Klaipėda he will perform a selection of operatic arias and a bass solo in Franz Schubert’s almost hour-long sumptuous Ninth Symphony.

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At the Ground Floor Foyer
Brilliant Strains
Regnum Musicale: Vita Marija Daunytė (flute), Kotryna Ugnė Daunytė (violin), Elena Daunytė (cello), Joana Daunytė (harp)
Artistic Director Raimonda Daunienė (violin)

 

 

 

 

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Programme: Georg Friedrich Händel, Antonio Vivaldi, Carl Maria von Weber, Arthur Honegger, Doryan-Emmanuel Rappaz, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Nicolas-Charles Bochsa, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Kristina Vasiliauskaitė

On May 6th, the Regnum Musicale Ensemble will introduce itself to the audience of the Klaipėda Concert Hall with the new programme titled “Brilliant Strains.” The uniqueness of this ensemble lies, first of all, in the fact that it was formed by the daughters of the late poet Vaidotas Daunys. All four sisters have garnered numerous prizes and Grand Prix at international competitions. The ensemble is committed to promoting classical repertoire for flute, violin and cello (especially, with the harp accompaniment), and has a special interest in Lithuanian ethnic music, which often becomes an inspiration for its collective improvisation. The ensemble’s appearances are always distinguished for the youthful passion and irrepressible ebullience, which have drawn audience’s admiration ever since its formation.

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Mozart and Salieri
An opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
After the play by Alexander Pushkin
Director Valentinas Masalskis
Set and costume designer Renata Valčik


 

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Performers:
Alexander Paley (piano, USA)
Mindaugas Jankauskas (tenor)
Eugenijus Chrebtovas (baritone)
With the participation of Paulius Pancekauskas (piano)
Also in the Programme: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Sonatas No.5 in G major and No.11 in A major

On May 8th we will have a second chance to present our production of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s chamber opera Mozart and Salieri. The premiere, which took place last year at the 38th Klaipėda Music Spring Festival, proved to be a great success with the public. This production in based on the original piano reduction of Rimsky-Korsakov’s one-act opera, in which the soloists are accompanied by the piano instead of an orchestra. The initiator of this production, the Moldovian-born American pianist Alexander Paley calls it “a very rarely staged original version of the opera.” “I have performed it before in the United States, Austria and Moldova. This is the music of genius. And, in my opinion, it sounds better with the piano accompaniment rather than with an orchestra.”

Young opera soloists Mindaugas Jankauskas and Eugenijus Chrebtovas will appear in the roles of two alleged rivals – Mozart and Salieri. The opera will be sung in Russian, as it was written, while the action will be focused on realistic drama expressed through music. The production was directed by Valentinas Masalskis; the scenery and costumes designed by Renata Valčik.

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In the courtyard park of the Klaipėda Concert Hall
A Cuckoo Clock Orchestra
The opening of sound installation Kuckucksuhrenorchester by Erwin Stache (Germany) and a concert
The installation will be open for public viewing from May 14th through 20th, 11am–7 pm.

 

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Is it possible to (re)use a cuckoo clock as the sound object? German sound-artist Erwin Stache answers in the affirmative, with enthusiasm of a mad constructor, and demonstrates its possibilities in his sound installation “A Cuckoo Clock Orchestra” that will be set up in the courtyard park of the Klaipėda Concert Hall from May 14th to 20th. Cuckoo clocks made by Stache have to different tones, which can be combined to produce diverse melodies. All clocks are connected to the network and controlled by the electronic devices, which help the automaton birds to ‘plan’ the order of their appearances (through the trap door) and the pitch of their calls.

The sound installation will be opened on May 13th, at 6 pm, with the sound performance, featuring a variety of sound objects recycled and constructed by Stache. For his performances the artist uses everyday things, objects trouvés and industrial waste, stripped off their former function, which are capable of producing sound or possess acoustic properties that may be modified by electronic means.

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The Orchestra of Playful Music. Episode 14: In Concert with Mary Poppins!
Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra
Artistic Director Mindaugas Bačkus
Laima Akstinaitė (director)
Evelina Lozdovskaja, Donatas Želvys (actors)

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*Photo by Irene Orozko

A musical performance after the books by Pamela Travers and to the music by Maksim Dunayevsky 

At the audience’s request, The Orchestra of Playful Music will repeat its Episode 14 and appear with Mary Poppins once again on May 15th. This musical performance for the whole family is based on the stories by Pamela L. Travers and Maksim Dunayevsky’s music written for the Russian film Mary Poppins, Goodbye. Catchy tunes will reveal a host of colourful emotions in the performance of singing actors Evelina Lozdovskaja and Donatas Želvys (from the Klaipėda Youth Theatre) and the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra. Mary Poppins will give her ridiculous instructions to children and do her magic on stage. We will be compelled to admire the wisdom and good looks of this ‘Lady Perfection,’ and return home full of benign feelings and memories.

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The Portrait of a Lady
Joana Gedmintaitė (soprano)
Eglė Kasteckaitė (piano)
Liepaitės Girls’ Choir
Choirmaster and conductor Jolita Vaitkevičienė
Nelė Savičenko (actress)
Arturas Bukauskas (interactive video)

 

 

 

 

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Programme: Lera Auerbach, Raminta Šerkšnytė, Gwyneth Walker, Giedrė Pauliukevičiūtė-Dabulskienė, Loreta Narvilaitė, Robert Schumann, Sigitas Geda, Marcelijus Martinaitis, Ischikawa Takuboku

“The portrait of a lady” – loving and beloved, unfathomable and inaccessible, free and restrained, shocking and comforting, emotional and cold-hearted, delicate and strong, alluring and repugnant, happy and confident, radiant and desperate, eloquent and silent, full of visionary dreams and surprises – will be revealed in a selection of works written by women composers or related to feminine themes (May 21st). The music will be accompanied by poetic interludes and interactive video images. Among the participants of this concert is a number of eminent women artists, distinguished for their life experience, existential sensitivities and long-standing commitment to their art.

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Violin Gala
Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra
Artistic Director Mindaugas Bačkus
Soloists: Vilhelmas Čepinskis, Martynas Švėgžda von Bekker, Rūta Lipinaitytė, Linas Valickas, Aidas Strimaitis, Miglė Serapinaitė, Bernardas Petrauskas, Eglė Urbonavičiūtė, Teodora Morta Ajauskaitė (violins)

 


 

 

 

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Programme: Antonio Vivaldi, Giuseppe Tartini, Johann Sebastian Bach, Cui Qi Wang, Henryk Wieniawski, Jeno Hubay, Dave Brubeck, Zita Bružaitė, Lina Posėčnaitė

The violin will take centre stage at the “Violin Gala” hosted by the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra on May 29th. The orchestra’s artistic director, Mindaugas Bačkus, invited a number Lithuanian violinists from different generations to perform with the orchestra, among them – some renowned virtuosi, such as Vilhelmas Čepinskis, Martynas Švėgžda von Bekker, ant others. “This will be a true feast of the Lithuanian violin music,” says Bačkus. “A pupil will appear alongside his or her teacher, an emerging talent alongside a celebrated performer. All of them willingly supported this idea and agreed to share the joy of making music together. The programme may also take some unexpected turns; that’s why we all await this concert, with certain curiosity.”

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Educational Project “Playing the Fable”
Script writer, director and actor inas Zubė
Composer Laima Jedenkutė
Video projections of drawings by Vidas Bizauskas
Klaipėda Brass Quintet: Vilmantas Bružas (artistic director, trumpet), Alius Maknavičius (trumpet), Steponas Sugintas (trombone), Algirdas Ulteravičius (horn), Jurgis Dargis (tuba)

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At the family concert “Playing the Fable” on May 31st we will meet actor Linas Zubė and the Klaipėda Brass Quintet once again. 

All music for this project was newly composed by Laima Jedenkutė. She says her work was entirely based on “the sweet and funny plot written by Linas Zubė. I tried to find music that would best distinguish different characters, but not too complicated at the same time because some young listeners might have never heard brass quintet before. Along with their standard instruments, performers will also demonstrate some unheard-of curios, such as shawms.”
The fables told by Linas Zubė will enact the sun, a hedgehog, a grasshopper, an ant, a fly, a rabbit, a turtle, a goat, a bear, a donkey and a monkey, frogs and many other funny creatures. Let’s listen what they have to say!

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The Charm of Russian Romance
Asmik Grigorian (soprano)
Feliks Zakrevskij (piano)
Programme: Sergei Rachmaninov, Piotr Tchaikovsky

 

 

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Asmik Grigorian is one of the brightest stars in the constellation of young Lithuanian opera singers. The range of operatic roles in which she has appeared over the years is remarkably wide and diverse. However, her appearances as a chamber singer are extremely rare. For her first chamber programme with pianist Feliksas Zakrevskis she opted for a selection of Russian romances composed by Sergei Rachmaninov and his forerunner in this genre, Piotr Tchaikovsky. These art songs give vent to a host of vehement emotions, dramatic displays and moments of subtlest lyricism, for which they have been justly regarded as the paragon of excellence in the genre.

“The Charm of Russian Romance” will be cast and lure the audience to the hall on June 11th.

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Remembering the Genius of Tchaikovsky
AXOS Accordion Ensemble
Martynas Levickis (Artistic Director), Tadas Motiečius, Aurimas Goris, Giedrė Bernotaitė, Regina Kardušaitė, Simona Šukytė, Raimonds Ungurs, Romas Morkūnas.
Programme: Piotr Tchaikovsky

 


 

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Having earned a reputation of one of the most sought-after young performers last year, accordionist Martynas Levickis returns to the Klaipėda Concert Hall with the AXOS ensemble, composed of young and gifted accordion players. Their appearance on June 13th, titled “Remembering the Genius of Tchaikovsky,” promises an out-of-the-ordinary experience and a treat of some well-known works by the great Russian composer arranged for the accordions. Just a bit of inventiveness, imagination and far-reaching possibilities of their instruments will help transform the sound of these timeless melodies. One cannot simply remain unexcited when listening to the energetic performance of Martynas Levickis and his young colleagues!

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Closing Concert of the 10th season
Porgy and Bess
An opera by George Gershwin (concert version)
Lyrics by DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin
Arranged by Robert Russell Bennett
Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra
Artistic Director Mindaugas Bačkus

 

 

 

 

 

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Liepāja Symphony Amber Sound Orchestra (Latvia)
Klaipėda Choir Aukuras
Artistic Director Alfonsas Vildžiūnas
Soloists: Marilyn Moore (soprano, USA), Ira Spaulding (baritone, USA)
Conductor João Mauricio Galindo (Brasil)
Also in the programme: Camargo Guarnieri, Symphony No. 4 “Brasília”

The work of George Gershwin appears to build a bridge across the abyss that separates popular and folk music from haughty art music written for the concert halls. The premiere of his opera Porgy and Bess in 1935 received mixed reactions: “is it really an opera? a jazz drama? an operetta?” Instead of customary arias, the public heard… songs, some of which had subsequently achieved universal popularity. But this was exactly the intention of the composer – an opera for the theatre with songs. “If I am successful,” Gershwin told the press, “it will resemble a combination of the drama and romance of Carmen and the beauty of Meistersinger, if you can imagine that!”

And he succeeded to write what he called ‘a folk opera’ – his longest and most ambitious creation. Unfortunately, the opera was not truly successful before his untimely death in 1937 at the age thirty-eight, and he did not live long enough to see his masterwork’s triumphant march on the opera stages in Europe and across the United States, which continues to this very day. Nowadays, Porgy and Bess is produced at the world’s major opera houses, next to the operas by George Bizet and Richard Wagner.

The unique opportunity to listen to the concert performance of this outstanding opera in Klaipėda will present itself on June 18th, with the participation of American singers Marilyn Moore as Bess and Ira Spaulding as Porgy. During the first half of the concert, the baton of Brazilian maestro João Mauricio Galindo, conducting the joint forces of Klaipėda Chamber and Liepaja Symphony Amber Sound orchestras, will transport us to the exotic land of “Brasília” (Symphony No. 4) by contemporary Brazilian composer Mozart Camargo Guarnieri.

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