International Klaipėda cello festival

Date of the event:

2023 May 08

Start of the event:


Duration of the event:

1 hr. 15 mins.

Place of the event:

Klaipėda Drama Theatre, Grand Hall

Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra

Artistic Director Mindaugas Bačkus


Matthew Barley (cello, United Kingdom)


an improvised suite for cello, string orchestra and percussion

Ticket price:

14/18 €

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A night concert with the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra (artistic director and conductor Mindaugas Bačkus) invites us to extend the rich celebration of the festival opening. The orchestra and UK cello star Matthew Barley will introduce music tinged with buoyant Brazilian colours, including a legendary worldwide hit of the mid-1960s, The Girl from Ipanema, written by the king of Brazilian bossa nova, Antônio Carlos Jobim. The charismatic improviser offers musical gourmets an exceptional musical treat with more than 50% hot Brazilian sound, seasoned with the music from different eras including Bach, Handel, Barber, McLaughlin, and the almighty improvisation.

“There’s nothing better than being completely in the moment, and one of the most important ingredients for that is the atmosphere the audience creates in the hall. It’s a magical alchemy, and there are things you can say here that you can’t say with written music,” says Barley.

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  • 100% off for schoolchildren and students of the Klaipėda art schools (appropriate ID cards to be shown), which include: Klaipėda Stasys Šimkus Conservatory, Klaipėda Juozas Karosas Music School, Klaipėda Eduardas Balsys Gymnasium of Arts, Klaipėda Jeronimas Kačinskas Music School, Klaipėda Faculty of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Klaipėda Adomas Brakas School of Art. A transaction fee of € 1.20 is applied when purchasing tickets via the BILIETAI ticketing system.
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