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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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