2020 Thursday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m. St. Catherine’s Church (Vilniaus St. 30)
Frank Sinatra is a man who is probably known to almost everyone. His exceptional vocals, simple and at the same time ingenious songs are an integral part of the culture of the whole world. Named the best singer of the 20th century by critics, Frank is still alive through the music he performs.
Sept. 5th, Saturday, 7 p.m. In the courtyard of Chodkevičius Palace (Didžioji St. 4), Vilnius
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.
September 13th. 12 p.m. on Sunday, St. Catherine’s Church (Vilniaus St. 30, Vilnius)
The theatrical concert for children “Fairy-tale Music” is an adventurous fairy tale, which we will tell together with St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra!
September 24th., Thursday at 7 p.m. St. Catherine’s Church (Vilniaus St. 30, Vilnius)
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.
October 08 d. 7 pm. St. Catherine’s Church (Vilniaus g. 30, Vilnius)
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).
November 5 d. 19 h. on Thursday, St. Catherine Church (Vilniaus g. 30, Vilnius)
November 26 d. 7 pm., on Thursday St. Catherine’s Church (Vilniaus g. 30, Vilnius)
The Creative evening is dedicated to the composer’s Algirdas Martinaitis’ 70th anniversary.
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
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
Performed by KRISITIJONAS PUTYS
2019 Thursday, May 23, 19:00 St. Catherine’s Church (Vilniaus str. 30)
ŠV. CHRISTOPHER’S CHAMBER ORCHESTRA GIFTS A SPECIAL MUSIC EVENING DURING WHICH, UNDER THE BATON OF THE ORCHESTRA’S ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MODESTAS BARKAUSKAS, BACH AND SCHNITTKE WILL BE INVITED FOR MUSICAL DIALOGUE BY PIANIST IGNAS MAKNICKAS (LITHUANIA-USA).
Ignas Maknickas was born in 1998. Santa Barbara, California. Graduated from M. Čiurlionis National School of Arts in the piano class of Associate Professor Albina Šikšniūtė. Ignas is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London, in the class of prof. Joanna MacGregor – with a 4-year scholarship for piano bachelor studies.
Ignas Maknickas is a laureate of international piano competitions. 19th International F. Chopin Young Pianists Competition in Schafarn, Poland (1st place); 2014 XX International Young Virtuoso Competition in Zagreb, Croatia (1st place) and International Competition in Enschede, Holland (3rd place and Public Award). 2018 The Harold Samuel Award was given to Ignas at the Harriet Cohen Bach Competition at the Royal Academy of Music in London. o 2019 he became the laureate of the 3rd Aarhus International Piano Competition (3rd place).
2017 Ignas took part in Young Concert Artists’ interviews in New York, and in 2018, he became a silver medal winner at the Manhattan International Music Festival and was invited to attend the prestigious Oxford Piano Festival in the UK.
Supported by M. Rostropovich Foundation 2009-2017 Ignas Maknickas attended Professor Mūza Rubackytė’s mastery lessons in Vilnius, Music Fest Perugia Festival in Italy and G. Sebök Academy Piano Pic in Bagnères-de-Bigorre in France, played in prestigious events – Louvre Concert Hall in Paris, Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany, Hermitage in Sankt Petersburg and Annexes I, II and V Vilnius piano Festival, a final concert with the Lithuanian national Symphony Orchestra he performed Chopin’s second piano Concerto.
Ignas Maknickas performed with Lithuanian State Symphony (9 years old), Alicante (Spain) University Philharmonic, Dartington (United Kingdom), Brunens (Czech Republic), Kaunas and Aarhus (Denmark) Symphony, Lithuanian, St. Christopher and Klaipėda Chamber Orchestras. This autumn, Ignas Maknickas in London performed Mozart’s 23rd concert K. 488 with the oldest UK chamber orchestra The London Mozart Players, conducted by maestro G. Simon.
The first Ignas Maknickas recitals were held in 2014 and 2016 during the Christopher Summer Festival in St. Catherine Church. 2017 and 2018 The pianist held recitals at Vaidila Theater in Vilnius. 2018 Ignas Maknickas performed solo recitals at Steinway Hall in London and T. Mann in Nida.
Ignas Maknickas participated in the Piano Texas Festival-Academy in Fort Worth (USA) and the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg, studied in many master classes of famous pianists, professors, among them – J. Achúcarro, D. Bashkirov, D. CABASSI I. Cooper , P. Devoyon, B. Douglas, C. Elton, A. Grynyuk, S. Hough, Y. Kaplinsky, V. Kholodenko, J. Lowenthal, M. Papadopolous, J. Perry, M. Pressler, N. Seriogina, T Ungar, I. Vered. From 2016 Ignas regularly attends maestro Geoffrey Simon’s master classes in London.
2012 and 2015 Ignas Maknickas was awarded with letters of thanks from the President of the Republic of Lithuania. 2016 The Mayor of Vilnius awarded him with “Little Christopher” “For Music Achievements and Vilnius City Celebration”. 2018 Ignas was awarded the Molyneaux Prize at the Royal Academy of Music. From 2016 Ignas Maknickas is patronized of the Arts Global Foundation.
Ignas Maknickas will perform J.S. Bach’s work for piano and orchestra A BWV 1055 and A. Schnittke’s concert for piano and strings. The concert will also feature wonderful P.Vasks’ music for strings.
Vilnius City ŠV. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Artistic Director and Senior conductor MODESTAS BARKAUSKAS
Piano – Ignas Maknickas (Lithuania-US)
In the program:
Piano Concerts by Bach and Schnittke, P. Vasks Music for Strings
2019 Thursday, April 9, 19:00 St. Catherine’s Church (Vilniaus str. 30)
Oboe – it’s an instrument with a miraculous, hypnotic voice that will enslave even the biggest skeptic. In comparison with other modern wooden instruments, oboe sometimes is referred to as having a clear, magical and deep voice. Still in 1695 The Sprightly Companion, an instruction book published by Henry Playford, describes the oboe as “Majestic and Stately” No wonder, with its help the sorcerers hypnotized the snakes.
This time works of A. Vivaldi, J. S. Bach, T. von Schacht, A. Honegger, J. Francaix will reveal unearthly, majestic sound of oboe. We invite you to spend the evening in a special way – listening to the exclusive oboe music concert, which like a magic wand raises a sense of spiritual lightness that lifts up a soul.
Vilnius ST. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Artistic Director and Chief Conductor MODESTAS BARKAUSKAS
Robertas Beinaris (love oboe)
Paulius Gefenas (flute)
Caroline Savickienė (oboe)
Agnė Ivanauskaitė (oboe)
Kristupas Kačionas (oboe)
Giedrius Malikėnas (oboe)
Vytautas Kiminius (hornpipe)
Tadas Girčys (oboe, cor anglais)
Edvardas Kuleševičius (clarinet)