Events and tours

“An Orchestra of One Hundred cellos”

2017 May 5 Past event
1 val. 50 min.
10 €

Event start: 7 PM at Klaipeda Concert Hall

Awards Ceremony and Final Concert of the Klaipėda International Cello Competition

Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra
Artistic Director Mindaugas Bačkus

Conductor David Geringas (Lithuania / Germany)

Programme: Joseph Haydn, Georg Friedrich Händel, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, George Goltermann, Carl Davidoff, Arvo Pärt, Arvydas Malcys

The main attraction of this concert is primarily the number of performers to appear on stage at once: we will see and hear as many as one hundred cellos, playing as one orchestra! The aim of such unique undertaking, according to Mindaugas Bačkus, is the community building action, relying on a strong unifying energy among cellists from different countries. The international community of cellists and local cello music lovers will gather in Klaipėda!

At the helm of this uniform orchestra we will see one of the most renowned performers and teachers of the instrument in the world, David Geringas. The extraordinary idea of such event should not leave anybody cold. The awards ceremony of the Klaipėda International Cello Competition will follow, during which the winners of the competition will be announced, honoured and given an inspiring possibility to demonstrate their exceptional abilities with the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra.