Events and tours

Dialogues with Beethoven

2020 November 27
1 h 50 min
10 Eur
Start of the Event: 6.30 pm 
Place of the event: Klaipėda Concert Hall
Gabrielius Alekna (piano, Lithuania / USA)
Caroline Stinson (cello, Canada / USA)
Programme: Ludwig van Beethoven, Žibuoklė Martinaitytė (premiere), Anton Webern, Andy Waggoner



Described by Daniel Barenboim as “a highly gifted pianist and musician,” Gabrielius Alekna has garnered fourteen top prizes in competitions on both sides of the Atlantic. He was educated at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius and the Juilliard School in New York, where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal. He became the first Lithuanian to earn a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Juilliard School, in 2006.
 
The music by Lithuanian composers holds a significant place in the professional work of this pianist. He is passionately interested in the piano music by Vytautas Bacevičius whose work he has extensively researched, recorded and widely performed. Another important figure in his active repertoire is Viennese classic Ludwig van Beethoven; thus he could not miss the opportunity to make his contribution to the celebration of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary.
 
This programme was prepared in collaboration with Caroline Stinson, a Canadian cellist currently living in New York. It is framed by some of Beethoven’s most remarkable and typical works for cello and piano, also containing elegant concert pieces for cello and piano written by Anton Webern in his characteristically succinct musical language and a couple of contemporary works. Among these is the world premiere of the new piece by New-York-based Lithuanian composer Žibuoklė Martinaitytė entitled ...and under every deep a lower deep opens…
The concert goers showing symptoms of acute respiratory infections (cold or flu like symptoms), experiencing fever (37.3ºC and more) or other signs of infectious diseases shall not be admitted to the events and no claims for ticket refunds shall be accepted.
 
While attending our events, it is mandatory to wear face coverings (face masks or respirators), except children under 6 years of age.
 
All concert goers shall be subject to temperature check at the entrance.
 
All tickets to the events will be sold without seat numbers. Once you arrive at the entrance, we will accompany you to your seat(s). Family members will have a possibility to be seated together. During events we will adhere to all necessary health and safety precautions.
 
Children under age 7 are not admitted to the evening concerts. The Klaipėda Concert Hall offers special educational projects for the pre-school children and their parents.