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EVENTS

2012-08-04 -- 2012-08-18

AVE MARIA 2012


Sacred Music Festival

 

DEDICATION TO MAIRONIS

 

4–18 August 2012

 

Palanga, Šventoji

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMME


 

Palanga Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Vytauto g. 55)

 

Saturday 4 August, 8 pm

Opening concert

 

ASTA KRIKŠČIŪNAITĖ (soprano), IEVA PRUDNIKOVAITĖ (mezzo-soprano)

Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra, artistic director Mindaugas Bačkus

Klaipėda Choir AUKURAS, artistic director and chief conductor Alfonsas Vildžiūnas

Conductor MODESTAS PITRĖNAS

 

Programme: Algirdas Martinaitis – Oratorio The Altar of Divine Mercy

 

 

Wednesday 8 August, 8 pm

Church Music Hour

 

JURGITA KAZAKEVIČIŪTĖ (organ), ALLAR KAASIK (cello, Estonia)

 

Programme:  J. S. Bach, G. F. Händel, W. A. Mozart, K. Sink, A. Pärt, G. Grigorjeva, J. Naujalis

 

 

Monday 13 August, 8 pm

Reading Maironis

 

RIMANTAS BAGDZEVIČIUS (actor)

Kaunas State Choir, artistic director and chief conductor PETRAS BINGELIS

 

Programme: Č. Sasnauskas, J.  Naujalis, J. Juzeliūnas, A. Kačanauskas, J. Talla-Kelpša

 

 

Tuesday 14 August, 8 pm

The feast of the Assumption

 

LIUDAS MIKALAUSKAS (bass)

Palanga Wind Orchestra, artistic director and chief conductor VYGANTAS REKAŠIUS

 

 

Saturday 18 August, 8 pm

Closing concert

 

ASTA KRIKŠČIŪNAITĖ (soprano), DOVILĖ KAZONAITĖ (soprano)

ARCO String Quartet: Irma Bakševičienė, Dalia Suraučiūtė, Ramūnas Zakaras, Dainius Palšauskas

Klaipėda Gregorian Chant Studio SCHOLA CANTORUM DE REGINA PACIS, artistic director and conductor VIDMANTAS BUDRECKIS

 

Programme: J. S. Bach, Fr. Schubert, C. Franck, R. Dubra, K. Jenkins

 

 

Admission free

 


Palanga Amber Museum (Vytauto g. 17)

 

Monday 6 August, 7 pm

Evening with Maironis on Birutė's Hill

 

GRAŽINA URBONAITĖ (actress), PETRAS VYŠNIAUSKAS (saxophone)

 

Programme: poetic and musical improvisations

 

 

Friday 10 August, 8 pm

The magic sound of the guitar...

 

BALTIC GUITAR QUARTET: Zigmas Čepulėnas, Sergejus Krinicinas, Saulius S. Lipčius, Chris Ruebens

 

Programme: J.S. Bach, Ch. Ruebens, Á. Piazzolla

 

 

Sunday 12 August, 8 pm

About the most important things...

 

EGLĖ JUOZAPAITIENĖ (soprano), IEVA JUOZAPAITYTĖ (soprano), VYTAUTAS  JUOZAPAITIS (baritone)

NIJOLĖ RALYTĖ (piano)

 

Programme: F. Shubert, G. F. Händel, A. Ponchielli, J. Tallat-Kelpša

 

 

Wednesday 15 August, 8 pm

A Midsummer Night's Dream

 

JUDITA LEITAITĖ (mezzo-soprano), AUDRONĖ JUOZAUSKAITĖ (piano)

 

Programme: H. Berlioz, E. Grieg, J. Sibelius, A. Klova

 

 

Thursday 16 August, 8 pm

A cappella for four

 

Male Vocal Ensemble OPUS VOCALIS: Midaugas Zimkus (tenor), Žanas Voronovas (tenor), Giedrius Prunskus (baritone), Antanas  Kulakauskas (bass)

 

Programme: M. K. Čiurlionis, J. Naujalis, S. Šimkus, Th. Weelkes

 

 

Tickets: Lt30

 

Tickets for the concerts of 10, 12, 15, and 16 August are available through the national ticketing system Bilietai.lt, or at the venue, one hour prior to the start of performances.


Wellness Centre Energetikas (Kuršių takas 1, Šventoji)

 

 

Monday 6 August, 5 pm

A saga to the sea

 

PETRAS VYŠNIAUSKAS (saxophone)

 

Programme: jazz improvisations

 

 

Tuesday 7 August, 7 pm

Evening of poetry

 

GRAŽINA URBONAITĖ (actress)

 

Programme: poetic improvisations

 

 

Thursday 9 August, 7 pm

Evening of sacred music

 

ARS CANTUS Vocal Ensemble:

Audronė Levickytė (soprano), Rokas Spalinskas (baritone), Virgilija Smilgytė (piano), Sandra Dirgėlaitė (violin), Tomas  Mikalauskas (cello)

 

Programme:  J. S. Bach, G. Caccini, C. Saint-Saëns, C. Franck, P. Mascagni, G. Giordani, G. Donizetti, V. Bellini, F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, A. Raudonikis, A. Kačanauskas,  R. Lovland, C. Gardel, J. Bock,  G. Gershwin, J. Sanderson

 

Admission free


Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Stella Maris (Jūros g. 7, Šventoji)

 

 

Wednesday 15 August, 8 pm

The feast of the Assumption

 

LIUDAS MIKALAUSKAS (bass)

Palanga Wind Orchestra, artistic director and chief conductor VYGANTAS REKAŠIUS

 

Programme: J. S. Bach, G. F. Händel, Fr. Cesarini, R. van Beringen, S. Šimkus, E. Morricone, J. Tallat-Kelpša, V. Klova

 

 

Thursday 16 August, 8 pm

Evening of choral music

 

State Choir VILNIUS, artistic director and chief conductor POVILAS GYLYS

 

Programme: M. K. Čiurlionis, Ch. Gounod, Fr. Schubert, J. Rutter, M. Urbaitis, L. Vilkončius

 

 

Admission free


Organiser of the festival: Public Institution "Cantus firmus"

Website: www.cantusfirmus.lt

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