Events and tours

Musical Crossroads

2020 November 20
1 h 50 min
10 Eur
Start of the Event: 6.30 pm 
Place of the event: Klaipėda Concert Hall
Guoda Gedvilaitė (piano)
Čiurlionis String Quartet: Jonas Tankevičius (1st violin), Darius Dikšaitis (2nd violin), Gediminas Dačinskas (viola), Gleb Pyšniak (cello)
Programme: Ludwig van Beethoven, Clara Schumann,Loreta Narvilaitė (premiere), Ástor PiazzollaGuoda Gedvilaitė, Francis PoulencGuoda Gedvilaitė, Maria SchneiderGuoda Gedvilaitė, Juozas NaujalisGuoda Gedvilaitė, Nikolai Medtner


One of the most outstanding Lithuanian pianists of her generation, Guoda Gedvilaitė enjoys an exciting and active career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher now spanning three decades. To mark her career anniversary in Lithuania, the pianist has prepared a retrospective programme, for which she provided the following description: “It will feature Beethoven’s Bagatelles from my study years in Vilnius and the Farewell Sonata, which I associate with the period when I left my home to pursue studies in Frankfurt. It will give vent to the sorrow of separation and the joy of returning and meeting with my family. And what’s more, I’m immensely pleased with my birthday gift that I received from composer Loreta Narvilaitė who recently wrote a new piece for me entitled The Sound Speaks to Silence. The work is written in the key of my initials (that is, in G) and begins with the folk tune Anoj pusėj Nemuno (On the other side of the Nemunas). Loreta told me that even though I was born and raised by the river Nemunas, now she sees me as living “on the other side.”
 
In her programme the pianist also included compositions by Clara Schumann, a talented and pioneering 19th century composer and pianist, whose work she has actively promoted for the past few years and presented in the series of concerts entitled “Salons of Clara Schumann.”
 
The programme will also reflect yet another of her multiple interests: Gedvilaitė will perform her own arrangements of works by the well-known Lithuanian and foreign composers. The concert will culminate with the performance of Piano Quintet in C major by Nikolai Medtner who was quite a solitary figure and one of the most significant Russian composers for the piano in the first half of the 20th century, yet is very rarely heard in the concert halls today.
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.