Sophie the Musical Cow
Sophie the cow feels sad because she cannot fulfil her biggest dream – to sing with an orchestra!
2023 June 24
Courtyard of the Klaipėda Clock and Watch Museum (Liepų g. 12)
Koen Van Assche (carillon, Belgium)
Artistic Director and Conductor Tomas Ambrozaitis
Andreas Zurbriggen, Katarzyna Kwiecień-Długosz (Lithuanian premieres), Mykolas Natalevičius (world premiere), Gary White, Geert D’hollander, Roy Hamlin Johnson, Samuel Barber
One of the distinctive feature of the Klaipėda Carillon Festival are the programmes, in which the carillon is played together with other instruments or ensembles. New compositions are commissioned in cooperation with the Lithuanian Composers’ Union and written especially for these programmes, this way adding new works to the Lithuanian carillon repertoire each year. In this concert, we will hear the world-renowned Belgian carillonneur Koen Van Assche, who is returning to Klaipėda for the second time. He will play solo, a duet with Claire Janezic and together with the Klaipėda Choir Aukuras. The programme will be intriguing with several premieres by Lithuanian and foreign composers.