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    A BIRTHDAY CONCERT OF THE ORCHESTRA

    A BIRTHDAY CONCERT OF THE ORCHESTRA

    On the 22nd of February 2018, Thursday, 19:00.

    St. Catherine’s Church (Vilniaus St 30)

    A concert for the 24th birthday of St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra!

    Soloist PETRAS VYŠNIAUSKAS, saxophone

    Vilnius Municipal ST. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

    Conductor and Art Director MODESTAS BARKAUSKAS

    Honorary Conductor and Art Director DONATAS KATKUS

    The pride of Vilnius – St. Christopher chamber orchestra is celebrating the 24th birthday! This birthday is exceptional as the orchestra meets it with changes. This year the family of the orchestra was expanded with a new, blessed by maestro Donatas himself, conductor and art director – Modestas Barkauskas. While celebrating together you will see on stage both conductors having a lot of fun!

    The soloist of the evening – one of the best saxophone players in Lithuania, a man with great sense of musical humor – Petras PETRAS VYŠNIAUSKAS.

    Colorful program and great mood – that is a Thursday evening with St. Christopher!

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    DEDICATION TO LITHUANIA

    DEDICATION TO LITHUANIA

    On the 15th of February 2018, Thursday, 19:00.

    St. Catherine’s Church (Vilniaus St 30)

    A concert by St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra

    DEDICATION TO LITHUANIA

    Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Lithuanian Independence

    Soloist DAUMANTAS KIRILAUSKAS, piano

    Vilnius Municipal ST. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

    Conductor and Art Director MODESTAS BARKAUSKAS

    St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra invites to celebrate one of the most important dates in the history of Lithuania. Let us gather in St. Catherine’s church and listen to music written by the winner of Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Arts, composer Osvaldas Balakauskas and Johan Sebastian Bach.

    The soloist of the evening – Daumantas Kirilauskas – a pianist, associate professor at Lithaunian Music Academy, he not only has great technique, truly convincing artistic performance, but also a deep stillness and a great ability to create a drama of sounds during the concert.

    The orchestra will be conducted by Modestas Barkauskas, the new art director and conductor of the orchestra.

    In program: PREMIERE – Dialogues by Osvaldas Balakauskas for string orchestra and piano solo, most subtle pieces by Johan Sebastian Bach

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    ONLY HAYDN

    ONLY HAYDN

    On the 8th of February 2018, Thursday 19:00

    St. Catherine’s Church (Vilniaus St 30)

    A concert by St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra

    ONLY HAYDN

    Soloist RUSNĖ MATAITYTĖ, violin

    Vilnius Municipal ST. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

    Conductor DONATAS KATKUS

    Bright and festive concert with classical music of exceptional beauty. This time St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra will perform pieces of a famous composer of the 18th century, Viennese Classic period – Joseph Haydn. J. Haydn had a great personality, he was also a friend and mentor of W. A. Mozart, a teacher of L. van Beethoven. He loved to include some unexpected jokes into his pieces, and in overall – he was an optimistic, joyful person and these qualities reflect in his compositions. The soloist of the evening – Rusnė Mataitytė – professor of Lithuanian Music and Theater Academy, a member of Cascades Trio, a violinist of exceptional talent, winner of international competitions, specially valued for her best quality performance and a great ability to reveal the composers ideas.

    The orchestra will be conducted by Donatas Katkus.

    P. S. J. Haydn – is the most favorite composer of maestro D. Katkus!

    In program: the most beautiful pieces by classical music genius Joseph Haydn

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    MUSICAL MOSAIC

    MUSICAL MOSAIC

    On the 1st February 2018, Thursday, 19:00

    St. Catherine’s Church (Vilniaus St 30)

    A concert by St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra

    “MUSICAL MOSAIC”

    Vilnius Municipal ST. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
    Conductor and Art Director – MODESTAS BARKAUSKAS
    Soloists:
    BIRUTĖ BAGDONIENĖ, viola
    VILIJA BOGUŠAITĖ, violin
    MIGLĖ DIKŠAITIENĖ, violin
    DOMAS JAKŠTAS, cello
    RUSNĖ KIŠKYTĖ, violin
    LAURA STAPONKUTĖ, violin
    ROKAS STUNŽĖNAS, double bass
    GIEDRĖ ŽARĖNAITĖ, violin

    The pride of Vilnius, nearly 24 years existing St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra is exceptional not only because it’s members are great orchestra players, they are also wonderful soloists: charismatic, diverse, virtuoso and emotional artists; each one of them has something to say. This evening is a charming musical mosaic from selected pieces by the most famous composers of all times – we will hear the best of Vivaldi, Debussy, Haydn and more. Orchestra will be conducted by just recently blessed by Donatas Katkus himself new conductor and art director of the orchestra – Modestas Barkauskas.

    In program: selected pieces by A. Vivaldi, C. Debussy, J. Haydn and etc.

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    St. Christopher Orchestra Concert: Celebrating Mozart’s 262 Birthday

    St. Christopher Orchestra Concert: Celebrating Mozart’s 262 Birthday

    On the 25th January 2018, Thursday, 19:00

    St. Catherine’s Church (Vilniaus St 30)

    262 candies for MOZART – a concert celebrating His 262nd birthday!

    Soloist – Onutė GRAŽINYTĖ (piano)
    Vilnius Municipal ST. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
    Conductor – MODESTAS BARKAUSKAS

    A lively and optimistic concert with an outstanding program from only the best pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will cheer up every listener.

    Highly professional performance of a young and talented soloist, crystal clear sound of an chamber orchestra –

    something that will warm up ones heart on a cold Thursday night in January.

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    A Concert for the Day of Freedom Defenders

    A Concert for the Day of Freedom Defenders

    St. Catherine’s Church (Vilniaus St 30)

    13th of January 2018, Saturday, 18:00

    Vilnius Municipal ST. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

    Art Director and Conductor Modestas Barkauskas

    Vilnius Cultural Center Choir

    “Liepos”

    Art Director

    Audronė Steponavičiūtė Zupkauskienė

    “Ąžuolai Club” Men Choir

    Art Director Professor

    Povilas Gylys

    Soloists:

    Eglė Stundžiaitė (soprano)

    (Prof. Irena Milkevičiūtė class)

    Members of Vilnius Cultural Centre Theatre Studio “Elementorius”

    Directors:

    Eglė Storpirštienė

    Gediminas Storpirštis

    Conductors:

    Audronė Steponavičiūtė Zupkauskienė

    Povilas Gylys

    The entrance is free

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