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    Poetic Katkiana

    Poetic Katkiana

    4 April, 2019, Thursday, 19:00 at St. Catherine’s Church (Vilniaus St 30)

    While meeting real spring we present to your attention – exceptionally fun and dreamy concert with maestro Donatas Katkus – POETIC KATKIANA!

    Spring – it is the time, when everything awakens, comes back to life and brings joy. Maestro Donatas Katkus – is a spring bomb; he is as spring in Lithuania, unpredictably surprising with his awakening replicas, refreshing with his extraordinary musical interpretations, bringing joy with his never-ending pranks.

    In the program of the concert you will hear festive and yet precise and light Mozart, musical choliganism by Faustas Latėnas, who is unimaginable without it, and of course, mindful poetic Osvaldas Balakauskas.

    This time we invite you to celebrate spring with music, vivid and universal St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, this time conducted by Charismatic Donatas Katkus and the beloved tenor of the orchestra Edgaras Davidovičius. This concert will improve your health (people say that laughter is a source of vitamin C).

    Program:

    F. Latėnas. Vocal cycle “From the Manuscripts of Helen Blinkeviciene and Poetry Notebooks of Petras Blinkevicius”, text by Juozas Erlickas

    V. A. Mozart. Quartets

    O. Balakauskas. “Invention and Dance”

    PERFORMERS

    Vilnius ST. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

    Artistic Director and Chief Conductor MODESTAS BARKAUSKAS

    Concert conducted by DONATAS KATKUS

    Soloist – EDGARAS DAVIDOVIČIUS (tenoras)

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    Charity concert “Children for Children”

    Charity concert “Children for Children”

    21 March, Thursday, 19:00, at St. Catherine’s Church the charity concert “Children for Children” will be held for the fifth time.

    It is meant to commemorate the world famous cello player, conductor, protector of human rights, philantropist Mstislav Rostropovich.

    In a festive charity concert “Children for Children” the ideas of Mstislav Rostropovich himself will be brought back to life. The famous musician has patronized both very talented and ill children. Therefore, together with St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra conducted by Modestas Barkauskas, we will see on stage young performes that are supported by the foundation of the foundation of M. Rostropovich and want to pay attention to their sick peers: everyone will be invited to contribute to the Childrens’ Hospital Charity Foundation.

    PERFORMERS OF THE CONCERT:

    St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra (Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Modestas Barkauskas).

    Young performers patronized by the Foundation of M. Rostropovich:

    Justas Drakšas (trumpet), Agnė Gečaitė (violin), Rugilė Juknevičiūtė (cello), Liepa Jurgutavičiūtė (violin), Rokas Makštutis (clarinett), Nora Straukaitė (ballet), Jonas Vozbutas (accordion), Ugnė Liepa Žuklytė (violin).

    Conductor – Modestas Barkauskas.

    Organisers of the event: Charity Foundations of M. Rostropovich, Children’s Hospital, St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, Lithuanian Radio and Television. The project is patronized by – H. E. President Valdas Adamkus and Mrs. Alma Adamkienė.

    The broadcast of the concert will take place on 23 March on LRT Plus. Entrance to the concert is free.

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    Frank Sinatra in a New Way

    Frank Sinatra in a New Way

    7th March, 2019, Thursday, 19:00 at St. Catherine’s Church (Vilnaisu St 30)

    Most beautiful songs by Frank Sinatra in a fresh way!

    Frank Sinatra – a person most probably known by all. His exceptional vocal, simple and at the same time genial songs are significant part of today‘s world. Acclaimed by critics as the best singer of 20th Century, he lives on through his performed music.

    This time, remarkably similar to Frank Sinatra will sing a young, ambitious, incredibly talented singer Martynas Vilius. He has already warmed up performing with other orchestras of Lithuania and now will perform with St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Modestas Barkauskas. The most beautiful hits of F. Sinatra will be performed in a completely fresh way – special arrangements for the songs were made by Tomas Petrikis. It is a classy concert to all fans of Frank Sinatra and American music.

    PERFORMERS

    Vilnius ST. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

    Artistic Director and Chief Conductor MODESTAS BARKAUSKAS

    MARTYNAS VILIUS (vocal)

    POVILAS JARAMINAS (piano)

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    25th BIRTHDAY OF ST. CHRISTOPHER ORCHESTRA

    25th BIRTHDAY OF ST. CHRISTOPHER ORCHESTRA

    Delicious concert for the 25th birthday of St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra for all – music gourmets, music lovers, longtime orchestra fans and friends!
    Here it is coming – so long awaited and carefully planned – 25th birthday of St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra! For your greatest joy, this time on stage musicians will serve a perfect musical cake. We will hear the most beautiful pieces that will reveal orchestra’s exceptional cheerfulness, charm and uniqueness. To make it even more fun, they will share the stage with remarkable soloists, who have earned their recognition on the greatest stages. We will celebrate together with hearty folk singer Veronika Povilionienė, artistic saxophone virtuoso Petras Vyšniauskas, velvet bass Liudas Mikalauskas who has conquered many, expressional violinist Ingrida Rupaitė and famous beloved piano trio FortVio. In the selected program, we will hear rarely performed musical jewels – charming Blitz Fantasy by Vakhtang Kakhidze, impressive Trio Grosso by Anatolijus Šenderovas among others. Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Modestas Barkauskas will conduct the birthday parade and of course, it would not be a celebration without the founder and longtime nurturer of the orchestra Donatas Katkus. Musicologist Rasa Murauskaitė will lead the concert.
    Let us celebrate the 25th birthday of an exceptionally lively, colorful St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra. There will not stay a single person indifferent to this fantastic celebration of joy and delicious music; we promise!

    PERFORMERS
    Vilnius ST. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
    Artistic Director and Chief Conductor MODESTAS BARKAUSKAS
    Conductor Emeritus DONATAS KATKUS
    VERONIKA POVILIONIENĖ (voice)
    PETRAS VYŠNIAUSKAS (saxophone)
    LIUDAS MIKALAUSKAS (bass)
    INGRIDA RUPAITĖ PETRIKIENĖ (violin)
    TRIO FORTVIO
    Indrė Baikštytė (piano)
    Povilas Jacunskas (cello)
    Ingrida Rupaitė (violin)

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