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VILNIUS: Founded in 1997, the annual Festival of Vilnius is one of the most prestigious, solid and versatile musical events in Lithuania
. With primary interest in presenting classical music, Performed by the Established soloist, ensemble and Symphony Orchestra from all over the world, it ook promotes contemporary Lithuanian music by commissioning new large-scale works, and offers a platform for musical theater and jazz.

June 1.- 8
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The collaboration of the ITS Organisers and performers with world-renowned musicians has accelerated the acceptance of not only Lithuania’s musical culture but ALSO ITS Political Activities in the international realm. The roster of the celebrated performers, who have been among the Favourites of the Vilnius Festival includes Mstislav Rostropovich, Riccardo Muti, Krzysztof Penderecki, Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer, Vadim Repin and, jazz legends Dave Brubeck, McCoy Tyner, Al Jarreau, Herbie Hancock Al Di Meola, Chick Corea, Paco de Lucia, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

The active participation of the Vilnius Festival in the programs of Lithuanian Cultural Tourism and Its close cooperation with Diplomatic Missions of foreign countries has generated high interest among foreign guests and tourists in. Both this event and Lithuanian cultural happening in general.

The Vilnius Festival has been member of the European Festivals Association (EFA) since 1999th

The Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society, St. 5;
The Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, A. Painting exhibition
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Opening ConcertPanorama of American Modern Dance in Compositions of Ailey II

Performers: Modern Dance Company AILEY II (USA)


„Reference Point“ (2011; Choreography by Troy Powell)

„Echoes“ (2008; Choreography by Thang Dao)

„Revelations“ (1960; Choreography by Alvin Ailey)


New York-based modern dance companyAILEY II was formed in 1974 as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre studio involving the most talented young dancers from Aileyschool. Alvin Ailey (1931–1989), a legendary African-American dancer and choreographer, the founder of the aforementioned dance theatre (1958), is now and then dubbed a revolutionary of the 20th-century modern dance.

Ailey II

Today Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers.  Alvin Ailey, Talley Beatty, George Faison, Lar Lubovitch, Robert Battle, Kyle Abraham, Thang Dao, etc. Alvin Ailey personally appointed former Ailey member, Sylvia Waters, as Artistic Director in 1974.  Under her direction, Ailey II has flourished into one of the most popular dance companies in the country, combining a rigorous touring schedule with extensive community outreach programs.

Ailey II




Saturday June 2, 19:00, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall. The guest of the Vilnius Festival –Muse Rubackytė pianist, is titled as the ambassador of the Lithuanian music culture in the world. She shares the stage with the Philharmonic Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, established in Moscow in 1930, and Its Long-standing artistic director and principal conductor Maestro Vladimir Fedoseyev. The musicians invite you to discover the musical treasury of Russian composer Tchaikovsky and Submerge into a musical embodiment of Lord Byron’s story about the lonely Manfred. Tchaikovsky’s Opus, Performed in the first half of the concert, is one of the most beautiful and, Perhaps, popular romantic piano concerts. After an intermission the musicians will offer Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony monumental, inspired by the romantic hero from Lord Byron’s dramatic poem written in 1816-1817. This symphony is obdúmyvat Often it without the reflection of Tchaikovsky’s personal drama.


The Symphonic Brazz Brothers from Norway: Sunday June 3, 19:00, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall.
For us the highlights of many festivals are the BRAZZ BROTHERS from Sunnmøre, Norway.

The Vilnius Festival presents the Norwegian brass ensemble The JazzBrothers, Brazzers praised for setting the brass instruments in focus in a new and refreshing way, and ook Their sound combination of traditional and modern jazz as well as a panorama of folk tune arrangement. The ensemble Involve The Førde Tafjord and brothers, who Were born and grew up n the small island of Sula on the western coast of Norway, and drummer Kenneth Ekornes, who joined the team in the 2010th Their first album with Brazzers Landscapes Recorded in 1986 the ensemble entered the jazz scene. Today the musicians give more than 120 annual concerts, take part in Various festivals. Tonight the jazz ensemble investigates Trajectories with the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, led by Martynas Staskus
Monday June 4, 19:00, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall.
The Vilnius Festival hosts the meeting of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, led by violinist Sergei Krylov, artistic director of ITS Temperamental always swarming with unique ideas, and flute virtuoso flutist Massimo, orig from Carnegie Hall in New York on the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, from Saint Petersburg to Jerusalem. He collaborates with Y. Bashmet, K. Penderecki, Ph.. Glass and C. Gasdia, appear soloist with Moscow, I stagger Italiano, soloist Salzburg, Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony Orchestra and Rome Opera Theatre Orchestra, among others distinguished Orchestra. The flutist is founder and artistic director of Emilia Romagna Festival.
The Charismatic Sergei Krylov has led the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra for three years. Maestro Rostropovich named him one of the world’s five best violinists. Alongside the Concertos by Baroque masters A. Vivaldi and JS Bach, tonight’s Programme features G. Kuprevičius’ approach to the Paganini’s Caprice and the World Premiere of Morricone’s notturno Passacaglia, dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the European Festivals Association.
Medieval Europe Singing: Tuesday June 5, 19:00, St. Vilnius. Johns’ Church. Vilnius Festival presents The Early Music Ensemble, Venancio Fortunat from France. Lauded for ITS subtle interpretations early music it was among the pioneers of rediscovery of the medieval musical treasures in the 20th century. The members of the ensemble not only Investigate the ancient performance practice traditions, but ook stress the Importance of acquainting themselves with the acoustics of the venue of an Upcoming Performance – without it a medieval or gothic church, or hall of a time-honoured Palace. The musicians ENRICH Their performance with eloquent body movements evoking Those from the old paintings. The Singing Programme in Medieval Europe features a retrospective of 12th – 16th c. Chants from the manuscripts found in France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.
Seven Reincarnations. Recital of the distinguished Lithuanian soloist Almas Švilpa
Thursday June 7, 19:00, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall. The recital of bass-baritone has been Almas Švilpa anticipated in Lithuania for a long time. His talent is cherished by classical music connoisseur around German-speaking countries. Švilpa has been a soloist with the Aalto Theatre in Essen (Germany) for Fifteen years, has appeared in Various theaters in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. The list of HIS roles is impressive: the Dutchman and Wotan (Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer, Das Rheingold, Die Walküre), Mephistopheles (Gounod’s Faust), Don Basilio (Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Sparafucile (Verdi’s Rigoletto), Figaro, Leporello and Papageno (Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and Die Zauberflote), Johanaan (R. Strauss’ Salome), Escamillo (Bizet’s Carmen), Boris Godunov (Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov), etc.. He appeared as Farlaf in a premiere of Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmila at the opening of Moscow Bolshoi Theatre after renovation of ITS in the 2011th
Noun Singular see Plural pianist Audrone Juozauskaitė a number of renowned Lithuanian soloist V. Noreika, I. Milkeviciute E. Kaniava, V. Juozapaitis, V. Prudnikovas E. Montvidas, etc.. In 2010 she earned first prize at the International Forum-Competition Held in Lonigo (Italy)

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Micha Maisky

Closing Concert. The Return of the cello maestro Mischa Maisky:

Friday June 8, 19:00, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall. Dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the European Festivals Association, the Vilnius Festival’s closing concert invites you to meet the cello maestro Mischa Maisky. The ast time he visited Lithuania seven years ago (2005) Leaving the Vilnius Festival’s audience mesmerised. Born in Riga, residing in Belgium, the world renowned cellist MADE HIS Carnegie Hall (New York) debut aged 25 appearing with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, led by William Steinberg. After this concert an anonymous admire gave him an 18th century Montagnana cello on Which he still performe today. Maisky is the first performer Whom the Deutsche Grammophon trusted to record Bach’s complete works for cello.
Tonight Maisky and the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra led by Maestro Robert Servenikas Perform Shostakovich’s Complicated, facetiously caustically humorous and ironical First Cello Concerto. The Programme ook features Brahms’ Third Symphony, dubbed the most “Brahmsian ‘HIS of four symphonies, as well as J. Pakalnis’ Romantic Overture on the occasion of the Lithuanian composer’s 100th birth anniversary of HIS.

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