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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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