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It's the first whole Bronius Kutavičius four part cycle "The Seasons" performance!

Joys of Spring (2005), Summer Toils (2006), Autumn Wealth (2007), Winter Cares (2008)

 

Bronius Kutavičius cycle under Kristijonas Donelaitis poem "The Seasons" reveals very rich poetic expression, a variety of situations, moods and emotions of this Lithuanian literature classic.

 

Thursday, 13 September 2012, 19:00

Vilnius Church of St. Catherine (Vilniaus 30)

 
Dedicated to the 80th Anniversary of Lithuanian Composer Bronius Kutavičius In Cooperation with the 43rd International Baltic Musicological Conference.
 
Similar to an anthropologist, he endeavoured to reconstruct the rituals, values, identities and feelings supposedly characteristic of archaic cultures, as well as to reform the very notion of a musical work, as a structured configuration of sounds, by giving a new lease of life to narrativity that has been so adamantly denounced by the avant-garde. In his music, particular importance was given to other forms of art (literature, fine and folk arts, folklore), historical imagination, theatrical gestures, and sound and spacetime relations. 

Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 19:00

Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Grand Hall (Gedimino av. 42)

 
A holiday at last! No need to hurry, the sun is brighter, and it’s easier to breath. After the season’s closing concert, entitled “From Bach to…”, which took place on 26 June and was  conducted by the choir’s second conductor, Egidijus Kaveckas, the singers said their good-byes until the next autumn. It is really gratifying that the concert attracted such a large audience, because the listeners had also the opportunity to watch the young conductor take his exam successfully. This autumn, Egidijus is due to start his postgraduate studies in choral conducting at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.
 
 

Just last week, the Vilnius municipal choir Jauna Muzika, led by the conductor and composer Vaclovas Augustinas, came back from a tour in Germany, where they had been invited to perform Bach’s Grand Mass in B minor by Karl-Heinz Steffens, the very energetic conductor of the Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra and organiser of the Friedberger Musiksommer festival.

“I came into contact with the Lithuanian choir Jauna Muzika when performing Joseph Haydn’s oratorio "The Creation" in Jerusalem. It was then that I discovered their exceptional choral culture and disciplined sense of ensemble. When I heard them, I just seemed to have lost the ability to conduct for a while. And I realised that with such an elite vocal ensemble I would like to implement some ambitious project,” said the conductor Karl-Heinz Steffens in his interview to the local press about his collaboration with Jauna Muzika in 2008.

 

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