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    THE NEW YEAR WITH ST. CHRISTOPHER ORCHESTRA!

    THE NEW YEAR WITH ST. CHRISTOPHER ORCHESTRA!

    On the 31 December 2018, Monday, at 17:00 and 20:00, St. Catherine’s Church (Vilniaus St 30)

    CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR WITH ST. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA!
    While waiting for the upcoming New year 2019, St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra invites you to celebrate joyfully and with music!
    The evening will be adorned by four exquisite singers of the new generation – charming, acclaimed as the most promising singer in 2016, velvet voice owner – Aistė Pilibavičiūtė, winner of the Young Performer Award in 2017, owner of sonorous and delightful voice Jomantė Šležaitė, charismatic winner and scholar of a prestigious festival, who possess an exceptional voice – Edgaras Davidovičius and quickly rising star, rich bass – Kšištofas Bondarenko.

    In a festive program – the best arias, duos, trios and singer quartets, fun and joyous atmosphere, suprises are foreseen too!

    Performers:
    Vilnius Municipal St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra
    Chief Conductor and Artistic Director – Modestas Barkauskas
    The evening will be led by – Donatas Katkus
    Soloists: Aistė Pilibavičiūtė (soprano), Jomantė Šležaitė (soprano), Edgaras Davidovičius (tenor), Kšištofas Bondarenko (bass)

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    EXOTIC JAPAN

    EXOTIC JAPAN

    14 OCTOBER, 2018, 16:00, at ST. Catherine’s Church

    EXOTIC JAPAN

    On 14 October St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra starts it‘s concert season and invites to immerse into exotic Japan!

    In exceptional concert, we will hear a world premier by famous Japanese composer Atsuhiko Gondai, selected unheard pieces of Japanese composers, most beautiful pieces by Lithuanian composers. The soloist that will perform together with the orchestra is Mizuki Aita – a percussion virtuoso from the heart of Japan, a city inhabited by millions, unforgettable Tokyo. A special place in Mizuki‘s life of a performer takes vibraphone – exotic musical instrument of subtle, tender sound charming timbre colours variety. With its help, the soloist together with the strings of St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra will reveal the beauty of Japanese music.

    Performers:

    Vilnius St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra

    Conductor – Modestas Barkauskas

    Soloist – Mizuki Aita, vibraphone (Japan)
    Detailed program:
    RAMINTA ŠERKŠNYTĖ
    „De profundis“

    TAKASHI YOSHIMATSU
    „And Birds are Still“ Op. 72

    ALGIRDAS MARTINAITIS
    „Birds of Eden“

    ATSUHIKO GONDAI
    „Saewol“ (World Premier!)

    JONAS TAMULIONIS
    „Toccata diavolesca“

    LINAS RIMŠA
    „Sarabanda“

    SHION SAHARA
    „The Snow“

    „Aka Tombo“ aranž. Y. Uebayashi

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    Music – the Storyteller

    Music – the Storyteller

    13 September, Thursday, 14:00, at St. Catherine’s Church (Vilnius St 30)
    A concert for youth – students from 5-9 grades (duration 45 min.)
    ”Music – the Storyteller”

    Vilnius St. Christopher Chamber Orchetsra
    Conductor – Donatas Katkus
    Jokes and various interesting stories about music, conducting of Donatas Katkus and fabulous performance of a professional orchestra will create an exceptional atmosphere of the concert. The youth will be able to hear and see how the string orchestra sounds and looks like from very close, maestro will tell the most interesting details from the history of orchestra, answer questions of the youth, uncover the secrets of classical music, such as “why musicians sit on a stage in a certain way”, or “what would happen if the concertmaster of an orchestra wouldn’t come to the concert”, or “why would a conductor need knitting needles”… In program we will hear various pieces from various epochs: will listen to the most amusing baroque and classical pieces, exciting works from romantic period, and of course, we will not leave behind the exciting popular music! Exceptional atmosphere and acoustics of St. Catherine’s Church will stay in mind as an unforgettable memory.
    The entrance to the concert is free!
    More information via e-mail: info@kristoforas.lt

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    SOUNDS OF CENTENARY

    SOUNDS OF CENTENARY

    2 September, 2018 | 19:30, Vilnius Cathedral Square

    This year is very important for all Baltic States, this is why we are very happy to invite all residents and guests of Vilnius to the Cathedral Square, where three orchestras of Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn will perform together in a concert “Sounds of Centenary”.
    Vilnius has a strong friendship with the cities of Riga and Tallinn: we sang together during Singing Revolution, we held our hands in Baltic Way, now we will play music together!
    In program: Lithuanian folk songs, pieces by Tomas Leiburas, Raimonds Pauls and Duke Ellington. The guests will enjoy solo performances by Petras Vyšniauskas, Veronika Povilionienė, Daumants Kalniņš. Conductors: Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra Modestas Barkauskas, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of „Orchestra RIGA“ Valdis Butāns.
    The concert pieces will be performed by Vilnius Municipal St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, “Orchestra RIGA” and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra.

    This concert – is a part of a mutual project of municipalities of Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn and orchestras of the each city. 2 concerts have already happened: 18 August, 2018 in VEF Cultural Palace in Riga, 25 August, 2018 in Tallinn Independence Square.
    The concert in Vilnius – is a last one out of three planned concerts. During it Vilnius will be together with Estonia and Latvia with all her heart! Let’s meet on the 2nd of September at the Cathedral Square!

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    26 July, 2018, Thursday, 19:00

    Chaimas Frenkelis Villa, Šiauliai

    27 July, 2018, Friday, 20:00

    Cruise ship terminal, Klaipėda

    9 August, 2018, Thursday, 21:00

    Inner Yard of Trakai Island Castle, Trakai
    Tickets…

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    GOLDA VAINBERG-TATZ

    GOLDA VAINBERG-TATZ

    7 June, Thursday, 19:00

    St. Catherine‘s Church (Vilniaus St 30)

    GOLDA VAINBERG-TATZ (piano, USA/ISRAEL)

    Vilnius Municipal ST. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

    Artistic Director – MODESTAS BARKAUSKAS

    Conductor – DONATAS KATKUS

    In program:

    WORLD PREMIERE OF A PIECE BY JAN RADZYNSKI

    Written specially for G. Tatz and St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra

    A. Mozart. Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 26
    I. Allegro
    II.Larghetto
    III.Allegretto

    The soloist of this concert has a special bond with Lithuania. Her mother was saved by a priest from Rokiškis (little town in the North of Lithuania), Antanas Gobis. Currently Golda is a famous American pianist and teacher. In this concert, we will hear a world premiere of a special piece, written by famous American composer Jan Radzynski just for her and for the St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra.

    MAIN SUPPORTER OF THE CONCERT – UAB BIOTECHPHARMA

    Golda Vainberg Tatz gained her musical education at National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts; she continued her studies at Rubin Academy of Music in Israel, University of Tel Aviv, and Juilliard School.

    As a soloist Golda has given concerts all over Europe, Israel, and the USA, she took part in various European radio and TV shows. As an active performer, she has participated in many prestigious international festivals all over the world. She has performed with many orchestras in Lithuania, conducted by famous artists, such as Robertas Šervenikas, Zeev Dorman, Saulius Sondeckis, Modestas Pitrėnas, John Fisher and etc.

    The pianist has gained various awards, is a winner of prestigious scholarships. Among her notable achievements – winning at international piano competitions in the University of Michigan, „World Piano Competition“ in Cincinnati, Ohio, International competition “Frina Awerbuch” in New York, International Palm Beach competition in Florida, “Prix-du Disque” award for the recordings at French piano institute in Paris.

    Golda Vainberg-Tatz has recorded many CD‘s: with Vilnius State Quartet, (in Delos, USA), violinist Raimundas Katilius, Moscow Chamber Orchestra and solo. Her recordings has gained the best critical acclaim in such magazines as “Fanfare” and “American Record Guide”.

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    Concert “Color Symphony”

    Concert “Color Symphony”

    The concert is dedicated to the International Day for Protection of Children
    1 June, Friday, 19:00
    The Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Katedros Square 4)
    ENTRANCE IS FREE!
    Registration is necessary.
    ST. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
    Artistic Director MODESTAS BARKAUSKAS
    Conductors:

    MARC LEROY. Calatayud, Switzerland
    GEORG KOEHLER, Germany
    JONAS EHRLER, Switzerland
    LUIS TORO ARAYA, Chile
    JONAS BÜRGIN, Switzerland

    Solo – RUGILĖ JUKNEVIČIŪTĖ (cello)
    In program:
    F. Mendelssohn. Overture “Hebrides”
    C. Saint-Saens. Cello solo concert in A minor, Op. 33 (solo – Rugilė Juknevičiūtė)
    L. van Beethoven. Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60
    I. Adagio – Allegro vivace
    II. Adagio
    III. Allegro vivace
    IV. Allegro ma non troppo

    Colorful – yes, this is the right word to describe this Friday and the beginning of summer concert. It is also a very important event meant to celebrate international Children’s day. This is a music fest for everyone – adults and children –, it is a time, after what you will feel that you have done something meaningful and joyful! The marvelous Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, wonderful music, extremely charismatic soloist, the young cellist Rugilė Juknevičiūtė (13), conducting guests from abroad and, of course, irreplaceable St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra – all this can become a great beginning of the summer!
    Also this concert – is the closing concert of the masterclasses and a result of a cooperation between Zurich University of the Arts and St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra. The concert will be conducted by young students of Johannes Schlaefli. Johannesas Schlaefli – one of the most renown pedagogues in conducting, has taught great conductors, such as Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Patrick Lange, and Christian Kluxen.
    ENTRANCE IS FREE!
    Registration is over.

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    Johannes Schlaefli masterclasses

    Johannes Schlaefli masterclasses

    International masterclasses for conductors led by Johannes Schlaefli

    28-31 May, 2018

    13:30–17:30

    Address – Pamėnkalnio St 13, Vilnius, ground floor Hall

    International masterclasses for conductors – is a cooperation project between Zurich University of the Arts and St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra. Johannes Schlaefli – one of the most renown pedagogues in conducting, has taught great conductors, such as Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Patrick Lange, and Christian Kluxen.
    During the masterclasses the conducting students will be:
    Marc Leroy. Calatayud, Switzerland
    Georg Koehler, Germany
    Jonas Ehrler, Switzerland
    Luis Toro Araya, Chile
    Jonas Bürgin, Switzerland

    Detailed program of the mastreclasses:
    F. Mendelssohn. Overture “Hebrides”
    C. Saint-Saens. Cello solo concert in A minor, Op. 33 (solo – Rugilė Juknevičiūtė)
    L. van Beethoven. Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60
    I. Adagio – Allegro vivace
    II. Adagio
    III. Allegro vivace
    IV. Allegro ma non troppo
    E. Elgar. „Salut d’amour“, Op. 12

    Participation at the masterclasses as a listener is free of charge!
    The masterclasses will take place 28–31 May, Monday-Thursday, 13:30–17:30 at Pamėnkalnio St 13, Vilnius, in the ground floor hall.
    The closing concert of the masterclasses will take place on 1 June, 19:00, at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Katedros Square 4 , Vilnius). The entrance to the concert is free with an online registration.

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    DRUSKOMANIJA’18

    DRUSKOMANIJA’18

    24 May, 2018, Thursday, 19:00

    St. Catherine’s Church (Vilniaus St 30)

    In a concert Vilnius Municipal St. Christopher Orchestra will perform pieces composed by students who are finishing their BA studies. This year we will hear even 5 new pieces for the orchestra. The new artistic director and chief conductor of the orchetsra is Modestas Barkauskas, but this program will be conducted by the founder of the orchestra, conductor, winner of national award, maestro Donatas Katkus.

    Program:
    Aleksej Kalinin – “Eden”
    Viltė Žakevičiūtė – “The Secret of a Magnolia Blossom”
    Jūra Elena Šedytė – “DEEPER”
    Goda Marija Gužauskaitė – “Overpass Rain”
    Monika Zenkevičiūtė – “Pocket”

    ENTRANCE IS FREE!

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    CONCERTO GROSSO OF EPOCHS

    CONCERTO GROSSO OF EPOCHS

    On the 3rd of May, Thursday, 19:00

    St. Catherine’s Church (Vilniaus St 30)

    CONCERTO GROSSO OF EPOCHS

    Solo RŪTA LIPINAITYTĖ, violin

    Vilnius Municipal ST. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

    Conductor and Artistic Director MODESTAS BARKAUSKAS

    Soloists:

    JULIJA IVANOVAITĖ, VILIJA BOGUŠAITĖ, BENAS GOCENTAS, JONĖ BARBORA LAUKAITYTĖ, LAURA STAPONKUTĖ, JOKŪBAS ŠVAMBARIS, KLEMENTINA VENCIŪTĖ

    While awaiting for the real spring to come, we present you an exceptional concert. CONCERTO GROSSO OF EPOCHS – is a great carnival of two musical epochs. Baroque and XXth century music will meet, you will be surprised how perfectly can musical pieces of different musical epochs sound, (even though they are separated by 300 years of history) when performed one after another! In the menu you will find selected pieces by Antonio Vivaldi, Johan Sebastian Bach and a little bit more spicy, contemporary sound Alfred Schnittke. There is no doubt tat the evening will leave no regrets to all orchestral and violin music lovers and not only to them, but also to everyone who are longing to find unrevealed treasures of classical music mines. The central figure of the concert – evening soloist, great violinist, Rūta Lipinaitytė. The violinist will be accompanied by her students, winners of international music competitions – future of Lithuanian culture. The feast will be conducted by the wizard of the evening, a recent laureate of a prestigious conducting competition – Modestas Barkauskas.

    You are invited to have a memorable Thursday evening in a subtle surroundings of St. Catherine‘s Church, while listening to the sound of strings of St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra and incredible soloists. Come and you will be reassured about the quality – non-describable impressions and unfading memories. This – is a great present to anyone’s ears!

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