Events and tours

The Trumpet City

2020 July 22 Past event
1 h.
6 Eur
Start of the Event: 6.30 pm 
Place of the event: Klaipėda Concert Hall
A musical-educational tale for the whole family
Lithuanian State Wind Orchestra “Trimitas
Artistic Director Antanas Kučinskas
Chief Conductor Ugnius Vaiginis
Director, dramaturge and actress Birutė Mar
Costume and set designer Indrė Pačėsaitė
Video artwork by Karolis Bratkauskas
Lighting designer Rimas Petrauskas
Designers: Asta Puikienė, Martynas Latušinskas
Programme: Tauras Adomavičius, Victor Sainz, Igor Stravinsky, Paul Anthony Romero, Chris Evan Hass, Irving Berlin, Eugène Bourdeau, Herman Beeftink, Ceri John, Jennifer Higdon

Do you like musical fairy tales?
Presented by the Lithuanian State Wind Orchestra “Trimitas,” this concert takes young listeners and their seniors on an adventurous trip to “The Trumpet City.” You will be introduced to the instruments of the wind orchestra, learn their human ‘characters’ and responsibilities of the conductor and other members of the orchestra. Adults will probably also spot certain ironic references to the way things are in our real life society and state. Every group of instruments in “The Trumpet City” will metaphorically represent our own society. The conductor will act as a pointsman and clarinets as ordinary citizens. Saxophones will personify the gang of local bullies, while tubas will stand on the side of the rich. Everything in this trip will lead to the one and only question: can all these very different characters live in peace for the sake of common good – that is, music and harmony?
You may wish to shake hands with the ever-serious pointsman on duty – conductor Ugnius Vaiginis, or eavesdrop on the bankers from the Tubas’ Club, or join the gang of the city’s bullies – saxophones. Or maybe you have the guts to go on strike with the orchestra musicians and shout: “We want to live as we like! We want to play as we like! We want as we like!” Or you can just listen to music and watch the spectacle, taking delight in the contrivance and acting of Birutė Mar who also happens to be the director and playwright of this programme.
A splendid time is guaranteed for all!
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.
Pre-schoolers (2–7 years of age) will be admitted to all events free of charge, except the educational programme “The City of the Trumpet.” Admission to the “The City of the Trumpet” is free of charge for children under 2 years of age.