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🇱🇹 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS IN THE BALTICS: AUGUST 24 – 30, LITHUANIA


TILL AUGUST 29


FILM EVENT: Cinema under the stars 2020, Vilnius

For those who miss summer, good movies and endless romantic open-air nights – good news, Cinema Under The Stars is back! FULL PROGRAMME


AUGUST 25


MUSIC EVENT: Heineken 0.0 Live: Baltasis Kiras, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Vilnius

The band Baltasis Kiras will be performing on the stage of the LOFTAS terrace.
Back in 2008, the band delighted our ears with dozens of dreamy tracks over the years, including songs about lips painted in tomato sauce and playful sun and moon adventures, and most recently they also sang about Nida, the culprit of all the most beautiful summer adventures.
Don’t miss the opportunity to glide barefoot high above the rooftops of the new town for at least a few hours. TICKETS


FILM EVENT: Palm Springs | Movie picnic under the stars, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Vilnius

Have you watched a movie lying on a blanket under a starry summer sky? “Kinas po žvaigždėmis” offers unique opportunity – a movie picnic in the Great Courtyard of the Royal Palace with the most summery film “Palm Springs”. Let’s look at the best romantic comedy of this year in Cinema under the stars differently!
You are invited to bring rugs, pillows, favorite snacks and soft drinks. Summer is almost over, so don’t miss the last chance! TICKETS


AUGUST 26


THEATER EVENT: Grand Comedy Picnic 2020, 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM, Vilnius

You are welcome to enjoy grand comedy picnic with many talented comedians, such as OLEG SURAJEV, MANTAS GRIMALIS, ELŽBIETA LATĖNAITĖ, MILDA NOREIKAITĖ and DOMAS RAIBYS. Special program from HOLIDAY BANKUCHEN and musical comedy surprise from NIRVANA TRIBUTE. Be ready! TICKETS


MUSIC EVENT: Colours of Bubbles, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Vilnius

The rock band ‘Colors of Bubbles’ intertwine modern indie rock with the depth of darker lyrics that has attracted the attention of listeners. The band’s first albums ‘Inspired by a True Story’ (2014) and ‘She is the Darkness’ (2016) received huge acclaim from music critics and fans. The ambitious 2017 concert project “Untold Story”, where the best songs of both groups’ albums were performed together with the St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, surprised the audiences and expanded the band’s fanbase. In the fall of 2019 the band returned with a new album – ‘9mm’. In their third studio record ‘Colors of Bubbles’ were in the search of the true British rock’n’roll sound and ties to the United Kingdom that resulted in an album full of rebellion, fast pace and energy. TICKETS


MUSIC EVENT: Marijonas Mikutavičius | Untold City, 8:00 PM – 09:30 PM, Vilnius

Untold City is the only place to hear a nearly two-hour program of Marijonas best songs this summer, which he promises to perform acoustically with his musicians. Marijonas says that these performances are especially important to him. They are a symbol of a return to the stage and a normal life. In addition, the singer longed for an acoustic sound that reveals all the nuances and subtleties of music. A limited number of tickets will be sold for the concert.


AUGUST 27


MUSIC EVENT: Solo Ansamblis | Summer Terrace, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM, Vilnius

Synthesizer shocks, flashes of light, and dancing in the depths of a stormy night are scattered only by notes flying through the sky.
After presenting his new video “Dancing” on the Summer Terrace on the shortest night of the year, the Solo Ansamblis is back for another guaranteed exit. TICKETS


THEATRE AND MUSIC EVENT: DOMINO teatras | The Beatles show, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Vilnius

Well-known Lithuanian performers Rafailas Karpis and Jokūbas Bareikis together with a live band invite everyone to a unique concert “The Beatles Show”! During the theatrical performance you will hear the most popular and beautiful songs of the world-famous group “The Beatles”: “Let it be”, “Yesterday”, “Love me do”, “Hey Jude”, “Strawberry Fields Forever”, etc., as well as learn interesting details about the band’s work and life – you will feel like you have fallen into a live lesson in pop music history! The Beatles Show is a great musical gift for those who appreciate great performance and world-renowned music. TICKETS

Artists:
Jokūbas Bareikis – vocals, keyboards, guitar
Rafail Karpis – vocals, flute
Martynas Garbačas – bass guitar
Kostas Balčiūnas – guitar
Mindaugas Stundžia – percussion


MUSIC EVENT: UNO BAND. DNA of Lithuanian music, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Vilnius

UNO BAND is a group of five charismatic and professional musicians, consisting of Uno (vocals), Paulius Jaskūnas (bass guitar), Artūras Zaikovski (electric guitar), Saulius Sakas (keyboards), Jonas Lengvinas (percussion).

Everyone, young and old, longing for evenings with live music and Lithuanian songs are welcome at the UNO BAND concert, at the Legendos Klubas musical theater. The concert will feature not only the band’s original music but also well-known, time-tested Lithuanian songs. “It is time to get to know your listeners through music and perform the DNA of Lithuanian music. Here we will measure both singing skills and dance movement abilities together, ”says UNO BAND. TICKETS


MUSIC EVENT: Saulės Kliošas | Popsas, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Vilnius

Presentation of the new song “See you”! One of the most frequent visitors and close friends of the Tamsta club – the band ‘Saulės Kliošas’! They will share their music, tell about their friendship, joint projects and future plans. The band’s main ambition is to spread good mood. The band will also present a new song to the audience – ‘Pamatyti tave’ (‘See you’).

TICKETS: € 15 for the first 50 tickets! Remaining tickets € 17 each. Tickets are on sale on the day of the event at the club box office from 19:00


CLASSICAL MUSIC EVENT: Happy Birthday, Ludwig!, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Vilnius

Dedicated to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of L. van Beethoven. From Bonn to Bombay, Vienna to Canberra – this year, the whole world is celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday as we continue to delight in the immortal beauty of his works.

Just about all of us would most likely confuse the leitmotif from the Symphony of Fate, or the finale to the 9th Symphony, but the composer himself named the 7th Symphony as one of his finest. And that’s just what the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Gintaras Rinkevičius will be playing at this concert. Incidentally, you’re sure to have heard one part (Allegretto) of the work: it’s featured in the film The King’s Speech that’s won over 40 awards (including 4 Oscars).

The second part of the concert boasts an impressive stage pair to enchant us all with the beauty of their voices and harmony – Jūratė Švedaitė (soprano) and Mindaugas Zimkus (tenor). Get set for a festive evening with exceptional musical fireworks!

Soloists: JŪRATĖ ŠVEDAITĖ (soprano, Lithuania/USA)
MINDAUGAS ZIMKUS (tenor)
LITHUANIAN STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conductor GINTARAS RINKEVIČIUS

Program features L. van Beethoven and others. Concert duration: 80 min. TICKETS


MUSIC EVENT: Andrius Kaniava. The best songs, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Vilnius

Songwriter and performer Andrius Kaniava will present a special song program. Inviting violinist Tadas Dešukas and young performer Gintarė Baueryte to join, the performer promises a cozy evening, full of new musical shades. TICKETS


MUSIC EVENT: Jazzu | Trakai Castle, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Trakai Castle

Brave, provocative, extremely charismatic, talented and at the same time sensitive and vulnerable – Jazzu is open to her audiences and invites to a summer concert on August 27th in Trakai.

Last year Jazzu was full of creative explorations, discoveries and achievements. The artist recorded two albums. One of them, named ‘Jazzu’ won the Best Album Award at the M.A.M.A 2019 Music of the Year Awards. The singer was also celebrated as the pop artist of the year and won a statuette for the video of the year (“Wild”).

Lately, all sorts of feelings have been intertwined in the heart of Jazzu: quarantine, uncertainty, waiting, longing not only for theclocest people, but also for the audience. “Still, the most important thing for me is to meet my listeners. So this opportunity is the most gratifying,” says Jazzu, ” I’m as excited as before the exam. I know how people missed music and my mission is to bring back the joy of music and sound, and just invite everyone to celebrate life here and now!” TICKETS


MUSIC EVENT: Andrius Mamontovas | Pažaislis Monastery, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Kaunas

An exclusive concert by Andrius Mamontovas in the courtyard of Pažaislis Monastery. This is a truly unique opportunity to hear all of our favorite works in the enchanting environment of Pažaislis, especially since this concert will be the only performance of A. Mamontovas in Kaunas this year. “Such unique places as Pažaislis Monastery always give special charm to events. I am really looking forward to this concert, ”Andrius shares his thoughts. The concert will feature the most popular songs of Mamontovas and it is also very likely that we will hear the latest tracks from the album “Perlai ir Sakuros” (“Pearls and Sakuras”). Released after a five-year hiatus, the existential and philosophical album accommodates all the singer’s thoughts, personal experiences, changes and self-reflection accumulated over the past decade, providing light and strength. TICKETS


AUGUST 27-30


FILM EVENT: Mondo Bizarro Film Fest 2020, 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM, Vilnius

Mondo Bizarro is cinematic event dedicated to cult, horror and fantasy cinema which is giving a space to the ridiculous, the provocative, the thoughtful and the forgotten. Inspired by cult cinema principles emerging out of underground fan cultures, event will invite viewers to read between the lines – holding aloft unappreciated or unusual art, and pushing at the boundaries of “acceptable” culture and will encourage not to ‘forgive’ a film’s faults, but start to love them.

This time we will focus on American drive-in cinema culture, the cinematic phenomenons of African regions and will deep dive into controversial polish director’s Walerian Borowczyk’s art life. Event will be based on double feature principles, so every day we will screen two films that will complement each other. Films will be screened in original languages with English subtitles. PROGRAM

TICKETS: In order to make our event as accessible as possible, you can choose what you pay based on your circumstances (from 0 to 12 eur). Tickets are valid for double-feature screening.

Illiustration: Eglė Simonavičiūtė

AUGUST 28


MUSIC EVENT: Music on the water, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Vilnius

This year, Music on the Water will invite not only to enjoy the sounds and sights on the banks of the Neris, but also to remind that 30 years ago the news about the restored independence of Lithuania spread around the world. It is symbolic that on this special occasion, the Lithuanian Army Orchestra will give a concert on the deck of the ship “Riga”.
Conductor Egidijus Ališauskas promises an extraordinary evening filled with music inspiring unity, which the orchestra will perform together with the charismatic bassist Liudas Mikalauskas.
In the program V. Klova, G. Kuprevičius, K. Daugėla and others.
Let’s gather on the banks of the Neris! FREE ENTRANCE!


MUSIC EVENT: Lemon Joy | LIVE, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM, Vilnius

Very unique and very exclusive – “Lemon Joy” – will hold the only concert in Vilnius, which will take place not elsewhere, but on “Summer Terrace”.
The group, which is 25 years old, is still a unique example of synthpop on the Lithuanian stage.
And everyone knows national hits like “Kažkada”, “Karolis”, “Pamiršk mane” and “Mylėt tave taip beprotiška ir keista”. We will listen to these and much more and dance in the open air on the “Summer Terrace” on August 28. Secure a seat now! TICKETS


MUSIC EVENT: Charlie Parker tribute – 100 years anniversary, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM, Vilnius

For the legendary jazz innovator – celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth at the JazzCellar11 club.
Charlie Parker is one of the most famous jazz saxophonists, a composer, one of the pioneers of bebop style, famous for his virtuoso technique, impressive playing tempos and advanced harmony.

On the eve of Charlie Parker’s 100th birthday, club listeners will hear a concert dedicated to the work of this wonderful musician and composer. The music of the legend was revived by saxophonist Manvydas Pratkelis, who has been studying the improvisation style of Charlie Parker for many years, integrating it into his playing. The musician has a master’s degree from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. TICKETS

Manvydas Pratkelis – sax
Pranas Kentra – guitar
Vytis Nivinskas – double bass
Jonas Filmanavičius – drums


MUSIC EVENT: Martynas Levickis. Night Solo | St.Catherine’s Church, at 8:00 PM & 10:30 PM, Vilnius

The recital is not so common in Martynas’ repertoire. First of all, because this form of concert is a real challenge for the performer. It requires long and difficult preparation, special detail and meticulous work to grab the public’s attention. Thus, the forefront is an intimate, graceful and sensitive performance, which will feature interpretations of classical music and modern accordion works. “The accordion is still an instrument that seeks space under the sun, so, every time I have a huge responsibility to present its most beautiful sides and show the undiscovered. Every concert helps to achieve the goal, therefore, I believe that this meeting in Vilnius will be special “, comments Martynas. Don’t miss the TICKETS, they’re going fast!


MUSIC EVENT: Vidas Bareikis | Šiaurinisragas.lt, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Klaipėda

The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of the fun yet! And to have a lot of bright colors, unmanageable energy and incredible improvisations – VIDAS BAREIKIS arrives in Klaipeda on August 28!
This is a performer whose performances are among the strongest and most energetic in Lithuania. The performer not only manages the audience perfectly, but also creates so much energy around him that there will definitely be enough for everyone involved in the concert! So, dress in the brightest colours, get ready to move a lot and we will meet on August 28th! TICKETS


MUSIC EVENT: ABUDU “GAISRAS” ALBUM TOUR | Mažeikiai, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Mažeikiai

We didn’t drink for almost a year.
During that time, we accumulated strength and feelings.
We are stronger than ever.
These presentation concerts of the album GAISRAS are a new beginning for Abudu. TICKETS


MUSIC EVENT: Leon Somov & Kaia | Concert, 8:00 PM –9:30 PM, Palanga

Let’s not miss the opportunity to accompany the summer and take part in an exclusive event with Leon and Kaia! An impressive project by performers created especially for this enchanting weekend in a pine forest and sea campus. The duo will perform songs that reach every corner of the soul and create an exceptional sound. Let’s meet on Friday night at the Gradiali restaurant “Pineta” by the sea in Palanga! TICKETS


MUSIC EVENT: 40th anniversary of the soloist Kostas Smoriginas, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Kaunas

Two generations. Father and son. Exclusive concert. Anniversary. Even without being a sworn music lover, you can guess that these are two Costas. The charismatic Lithuanian bard and the internationally acclaimed opera soloist. The actor Kostas Smoriginas Sr., who has created many memorable roles, and the incomparable Escamillo – Kostas Smoriginas Jr. In the courtyard of Pažaislis Monastery, the duo of father and son invites you to enjoy the XXV Pažaislis Music Festival. With the support of the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Vytautas Lukočius, arrangements of K. Smoriginas the Elder’s author’s songs and operas by Lithuanian and foreign composers will be performed. TICKETS


AUGUST 29


MUSIC EVENT: Jovani x Jessica Shy | Šiaurinisragas.lt, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Klaipėda

For the first time in Klaipeda, together with one of the most famous DJs in Lithuania – Jovani, a new star in the country’s skies – Jessica Shy – enters the stage. “This is my first performance in Klaipeda, so I am very looking forward to sharing my music live. Together with Jonas, we are preparing a special LIVE program, in which you will hear not only my well-known solo songs, but also our joint works with Jovani, ” comments the performer. Jessica’s single „Viskas, ką turiu“ (“Everything I Have”) presented has already received almost 3 million plays on Youtube and has brought recognition to the singer.

Jovani comments “I am very happy to be able to meet people live this summer. For me, performing is my greatest pleasure. And in such a place in Klaipeda under the open sky, I believe that our duo with Jessica will bring many unreal emotions. We are very much looking forward to performing.” Jonas Nainys – Jovani is well known to lovers of electronic music. Since starting his solo career in 2018, Jovani has released a number of highly successful hits, including co-productions with artist Jessica Shy. TICKETS


CLASSICAL MUSIC EVENT: Kremerata Baltica concert, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Palanga

It is with great pleasure that we present the program “That Delaying Wind” („Tas delsiantis vėjas“) prepared by the soloists and the energetic, youthful, infinitely imaginative Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra, brought together by the legendary violinist Gidon Kremer. TICKETS

Soloists:
Gunta Gelgotė (soprano)
Andrius Žiūra (clarinet)
Gerald Bidva (violin)

Concert of the VIII International M. K. Čiurlionis Music Festival. More information about the festival in Palanga: www.klasika.org

Kremerata Baltica

MUSIC EVENT: Alekna x Otreya, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Kaunas

Alekna and Otreya invite their listeners to the only concert in Kaunas this year under the open sky. This is the first concert of performers together with a live band in their hometown Kaunas.

“Tthis show, for the first time in a long time, is just ours. We will give ourselves all – real, unplayed and unadorned, ”says the performer, promising that fans will get surprises at concerts in Kaunas and Vilnius. “I look forward to these performances. I missed the concerts and our listeners. I want to create a cozy and memorable evening for them,”says Alekna. TICKETS


MUSIC EVENT: BALCONY PARTY with “Vaikinais Iš Padorių Šeimų”, 12:00 PM –11:00 PM, Vilnius

2020 brought a lot of news, but one of them is really good – balcony parties. This will be the case. The postmodern christening wavy balconies have been waiting for this opportunity for a long time. The first and apparently the last.
The artists of the night: „Vaikinai Iš Padorių Šeimų”, popapu, Kasparas Stundžius, Erika and Darius.
The balcony is not a salon. It can only accommodate 100 friends.
TICKETS from 25 EUR.


AUGUST 30


MUSIC EVENT: MARTYNAS LEVICKIS. SOLO | BISTRAMPOLIS, at 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM, Panevėžys

The recital is not so common in Martynas’ repertoire. First of all, because this form of concert is a real challenge for the performer. It requires long and difficult preparation, special detail and meticulous work to grab the public’s attention. Thus, the forefront is an intimate, graceful and sensitive performance, which will feature interpretations of classical music and modern accordion works. “The accordion is still an instrument that seeks space under the sun, so, every time I have a huge responsibility to present its most beautiful sides and show the undiscovered. Every concert helps to achieve the goal, therefore, I believe that this meeting at Bistrampolis manor will be special as well,” says Martynas. TICKETS


CLASSICAL MUSIC EVENT: Sacred Music Hours. Aivars Kalējs and Martina Doehring, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, Šiauliai

One of the most prominent artists in Latvia – the composer, pianist and organ player Aivars Kalejs is constantly surprising audiences with his creative whims, productivity and premieres. And for this appearance in Šiauliai, he’s put together a program of classical masterpieces with his long-term stage partner, the soprano Martina Doehring.
According to the performers, they don’t try to go too much out of their way to amaze audiences. Yet they usually have the opposite effect – rather, the performers are often overwhelmed by the applauding public, basking in rays of warmth and appreciation – a scenario that is even repeated at halls most spoilt for musical novelties.

AIVARS KALĒJS (organ, Latvia)
MARTINA DOEHRING (soprano, Germany)

Program features J. S. Bach, L. van Beethoven, G. F. Haendel, F. Chopin, A. Kalejs. Concert duration: 60 min. FREE ADMISSION!


MUSIC EVENT: Pažaislis Music Festival Closing Concert, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, Kaunas

The last highlight of the XXV Pažaislis Music Festival, dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Restored Lithuania, will be the opera “Lithuanians” by the Italian composer Amilcare Ponchielli. Successful during its premiere at La Scala in Milan in 1874, it was later performed in various other Italian cities, even Buenos Aires and Chicago.

Why did Giuseppe’s Verdi contemporary and Giacomo Puccini’s teacher, A. Ponchielli, create an opera called Lithuanians? It is still the credit of Adam Mickiewicz, whose poem Konrad Valenrod fell into the hands of one of Riccordi’s librettists. Convinced by the beauty of the poem and its suitability for the opera’s libretto, the venerable Casa Riccordi commissioned Antonio Ghislanzoni (known as G. Verdi’s lyricist “Aida”) and A. Ponchielli to write the music. 19th c. the creator of the Italian opera exalted the Lithuanian nation as brave and majestic, for whom the freedom of the homeland is more precious than life.

We believe that the expressive and melodic flow of opera music will be revealed in all colors by exceptional soloists, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and the Kaunas State Choir, conducted by maestro Modestas Pitrėnas. TICKETS

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