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Thursdays with Christopher

Every Thursday at 7 p.m. St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra on Facebook and YouTube accounts.

St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra announces a series of virtual concerts – “Thursdays with Christopher.”
While quarantine and snow have stopped the movement and communication of many of us, St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra and conductor Modestas Barkauskas invites his fans to meet at the usual time – on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Only not At St. Catherine’s Church, but at the computer screens and remotely enjoy the orchestra’s latest recordings.

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Music by legendary movie composers

July 12th on Sunday, 7 p.m. Vilnius University Great Yard (entrance from St. John ‘s St. 12)

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What are the legendary movies? That is a timeless movies that doesn’t age in sense of time, storyline ore genre. Their heroes are known by all generations. No less is known the composers of such music. Most people from the first chords recognize the melodies of the genius Italian composer Nino Rotta created for the film “The Godfather”, “The Godfather II”, “The Death on the Nile” by Agatha Kristi, and many other legendary films. No less are known Roberto Molinelli and Ennio Morricone, who was awarded with many rewards for movie music. To this day Morricone’s amazing, enchanting melody of the movies “Once upon a time in America”, “Malena “, Roberto Molinelli beautiful piece “Four pictures of New York” awakens imagination and on the paths of memories leads back to the past.

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Vivaldi in Rock

Sept. 5th, Saturday, 7 p.m. In the courtyard of Chodkevičius Palace (Didžioji St. 4), Vilnius

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Baroque and rock are two music styles, the formation of which divided by centuries, but they go well together. St. The Christopher Chamber Orchestra, along with guitar virtuoso Tomas Varnagiris, presents the program “Vivaldi in Rock.” The baroque genius Antonio Vivaldi’s concert cycle “The Four Seasons” will sound in the rock style.

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REVERANCE TO GENIUS

September 24th., Thursday at 7 p.m. St. Catherine’s Church (Vilniaus St. 30, Vilnius)

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Season opening concert

For the start of the season – the highest note. St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra will start the new season with a good friend, probably the most famous Lithuanian pianist Petras Geniušas. In response to Ludwig van Beethoven’s fast-paced jubilee year, the orchestra, together with a longtime stage partner, will perform Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 5 In E flat major, Op. 73 of this genius. The most impressive works for string orchestra will accompany the remarkable concert.

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THE PATH OF CH. SUGIHARA

October 08 d. 7 pm. St. Catherine’s Church (Vilniaus g. 30, Vilnius)

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St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, contributing to the initiative to honor the Japanese diplomat Ch. Sugihara’s 80th anniversary of his activities in Kaunas and the 120th anniversary of his birth, are invited to a concert presenting today’s cultural ties between Lithuania and Japan. The show will feature music by contemporary Lithuanian and Japanese composers, and the latest work by the Japanese composer S. Sahara is dedicated to Ch. Sugihara. The orchestra will be accompanied by the famous Japanese performer Mizuki Aita (vibraphone) and the wife of the son of one of Sugihara’s rescued persons, Professor Kristina Reiko Cooper (cello).

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YOUNG TALENT EVENING – Concert for International Day of Children’s Defense

JUNE 1, Thursday, 7 pm St. Catherine’s Church (Vilniaus str. 30)

June 1 – International Day of Child Protection. This is a special day to remind us that every child has the right to joy, security, love, self-expression, dreams and many other wonderful things that are often taken for granted but not accessible to all … On the occasion of this important day, expressing solidarity to all children in the world , the united youth of MK Čiurlionis National School of Arts and other art schools invites you to a colorful and hopeful FREE concert!

Vilnius City municipality ŠV. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Artistic director – conductor MODESTAS BARKAUSKAS

Conductors: BERNARD SOKOLOV, AUSTĖJA PĖŽELYTĖ, LAURYNAS KANEVIČIUS

M.Chiurlionis National School of Arts

CONCERT PROGRAM

Work – Pablo de Sarasate – “Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20” (“Gypsy Ringtones”) Performed by AUGUSTAS BŪRĖ (marimba) National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts, 9th grade, p. ZENONAS BAGAVIČIUS

Work: J. S. Bach. Concerto f-moll, BWW 1056, Parts 2 and 3

Performed by BEATRIČĖ ŠIMAITYTĖ (piano), National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts, 12th grade. Veronika Vitaitė

Work: J.Haydn-Concert D major 1 min.

Performed by RADVILE GAILIUTE-Klaipeda S.Simkus Conservatory

Work: W.A.Mozart-Concerto C-Dur KV 415 1d .. 8 min.

Performed by AUSTINE KAROLINA STONYTE-Silutes m.m.

Work: J.Andrejevas-Mini concert 4 min.

Performed – URTE IVANAUSKAITE-MKC m.m.

Work: J.Andrejevas-Mini concert 4 min.

Performed by AUSTĖJA JAUNIŠKYTĖ National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts, 6th grade. Prof. Mermaid Jagėlaitė

Work: A. Corelli “Folia” 7 min.

Performed by – VERONIKA ŠIEKŠTELYTĖ M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts, 6th grade, p. Gintvilė Vitėnaitė

Work: L. Rimsa “Sarabanda” 3 min.

Performed by LĖJA VORONOVAITĖ National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts, 10th grade. Prof. Mermaid Jagėlaitė

Work: C. Cui “Appassionato” from the cycle “Kaleidoscope”, Op. 50 4 min.

Performed by RŪTA BUIŠAITĖ National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts. Tomas Savickas

Work: C. Saent-Saens “Introduction and rondo capriccioso” 10 min

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