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    MAESTRO DONATAS KATKUS HAS TURNED 75!

    MAESTRO DONATAS KATKUS HAS TURNED 75!

    2017 09 30 d., Saturday, 5:00 PM

    Kaunas State Philharmonic (E. Ožeškienės St 12, Kaunas)

    A concert for the 75-th birthday of MAESTRO DONATAS JUOZO KATKUS!

    ST. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

    Art Direcor and Conductor Donatas Katkus

    Soloist LIUDAS MOCKŪNAS (saxophone)

    Program:

    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906–1975) – Chamber Symphony Op. 110

    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) – Serenade for String Orchestra, Op. 48

    Osvaldas Balakauskas (1937) – “Polilogue”

    It is hard to find such an artistic and enthusiastic personality as Donatas Katkus. He is 75, but still on going, relentless, fresh, encrusted with a rare and delicate sense of humor, a man of mood, creator and discoverer, never boring, always new DONATAS KATKUS. He is the founder and a guardian of St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, talented professor, conductor, viola player, musicologist, author of many books, loving husband, a father and a grandfather, and there is still much to discover about HIM.

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    JEWISH MOTIFS IN A LABYRINTH OF REMEMBRANCE

    JEWISH MOTIFS IN A LABYRINTH OF REMEMBRANCE

    2017 09 26, Tuesday, 7:00 PM

    St. Catherines Church (Vilniaus St 30, Vilnius)

    “JEWISH MOTIFS IN A LABYRINTH OF REMEMBRANCE”

    The concert is meant to commemorate the victims of Lithuanian Jews Genocide.

    Vilnius Municipal Choir “Young Music”

    Vilnius Municipal St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra

    Soloists: Tamar Nugis (baritone), Anne Derouard (soprano), Magali Palies (mezzosoprano), actor Vytautas Anužis. Conductor – Amaury du Closel, France.
    In program: a premiere by Jonas Jurkūnas – “A vogn shikh”, Alexander von Zemlinsky – “Psalm 23”, Erich Zeisl – “Requiem ebraico” (premiere in Lithuania).

    Organiser: PI “Pax et Bonum” and Vilnius Municipal Choir “Young Music”

    Entrance is free

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    FROM THE FORGOTTEN BOOK…

    FROM THE FORGOTTEN BOOK…

    2017 09 24, Sunday, 12:00

    Vilnius Choral Synagogue (Pylimo g. 39)

    FROM THE FORGOTTEN BOOK…

    For the Memorial Day for the Genocide Victims of the Lithuanian Jews

    Soloists RAFAILAS KARPIS (tenor), DOMAS JAKŠTAS (cello)

    Vilnius Municipality ST. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

    Conductor and Art Director DONATAS KATKUS

    In program: M. Bruch, M. Ravel, D. Shostakovich, A. Šenderovas

    Partners: Good Will Foundation, Lithuanian Jewish Community, Vilnius Jewish Religious Community

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