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Thursday November 7th, 2019

VIII International M. K. Čiurlionis Piano and Organ Competition

On November 8, 2019, the VIII International M. K. Čiurlionis Piano and Organ Competition starts at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. The event to be held until November 17 is one of oldest and most important music performers competitions in Lithuania. 

According to the Rector of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre Prof. Zbignevas Ibelgauptas: “International Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Piano and Organ Competition is an important and meaningful event in the developmental processes of Lithuanian culture. Every time this competition becomes the lively international gathering of pianists and organists of younger generation, whereas in front of the audience masters of future are born.”

The VIII International M. K. Čiurlionis Piano and Organ Competition brought together 54 participants. There are 31 pianists under the age of 30 from 14 countries (Bulgaria, Canada, Estonia, Finland, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, Ukraine) and 23 organists under the age of 35 from 13 countries (Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Russia, South Korea, UK, USA).  

Organists rounds take place on November 8–17 at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Vilnius, the Church of St. Casimir and St. Francis Church in Klaipėda (1st round, 2nd round, Final, Laureate’s concertAward ceremony). Jury: Andrzej Chorosiński – chairman (Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław, Poland), Leopoldas Digrys (professor emeritus of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre), Christophe Mantoux (PSPBB, Conservatoire régional of Paris, France), Renata Marcinkutė-Lesieur (LMTA), Leonidas Melnikas (LMTA, Head of the Department of Organ and Harpsichord), Martin Sander (Hochschule für Musik in Detmold, Hochschule für Musik in Basel, Germany/Switzeralnd), Juan Paradell Solé (titular organist of the Sistine Musical Pontifical Chapel Choir, Italy).
Moments from the organist opening ceremony and drawing of lots.

Pianists rounds take place on November 9–17 in the Great Hall of LMTA and the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society (1st round, 2nd round, Final: Part 1, Part 2, Award ceremony). Jury: Ian Fountain – chairman (Royal Academy of Music in London, UK), Pier Francesco Forlenza (Como Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory, Italy), Petras Geniušas (LMTA), Ilja Ivari (Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre), Juris Kalnciems (professor emeritus of the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music), Jurgis Karnavičius (LMTA, Head of the Piano Department), Roland Krüger (Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Germany).

The first M. K. Čiurlionis Piano Competition held in 1965. In 1968, organists were included in the competition; and in 1991, after Lithuania regained its independence, the path was opened for the first international competition. In 1994 the International M. K. Čiurlionis Piano and Organ Competition was accepted as a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions in Geneva. 

The official website of the M. K. Čiurlionis Competition: www.ciurlionis.link. Organisers: PI Natų knygynas, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, main supporters – Lithuanian Council for Culture, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania. 

The Competition is under Patronage of the President of the Republic of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda. 


Beata Baublinskienė
LMTA info / 
2019 11 07 

Monday October 14th, 2019

Masterclass of the outstanding Lithuanian tenor E. Montvidas

On 14-18 October, 2019, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre hosts the masterclass of the outstanding Lithuanian tenor Edgaras Montvidas. 

SCHEDULE

After graduating Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater, Edgaras Montvidas was a member of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Young Artists Programme. Since then he is regularly appearing at the leading opera houses and orchestras both in Europe, US and Japan.

 Opera plans this season and beyond include the title role in Werther for Bergen National Opera; Boris in Katya Kabanova for Hamburg Opera; Pinkerton Madama Butterfly for Opéra Nationale de Lorraine, Nancy as well as debuts at Zurich Opera, La Scala, the Bregenz Festival, Theater an der Wien and his return to the ROH, Covent Garden.

 Current and future concert highlights include Verdi Requiem on tour with the Monteverdi Choir and John Eliot Gardiner; Berlioz La Damnation de Faust with the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra; Szymanowski Harnasie with the London Symphony Orchestra and Simon Rattle; Ravel L’heure espagnole with the London Symphony Orchestra and François-Xavier Roth; Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with Les Siècles, and Stravinsky Persephone with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Ades. 

Past opera appearances include the title role in Werther for the Opéra Nationale de Lorraine, Nancy; Anatol in Barber Vanessa at Glyndebourne; Les Contes d’Hoffman in a new production by Barrie Kosky for Komische Oper Berlin; Flamand Capriccio for La Monnaie, Brussels; Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor for Semperoper Dresden and Ruggero La Rondine and Alfredo for Leipzig Opera as well as roles including Lensky Eugene Onegin and Belmonte for Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich and Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

He has also sung at English National Opera; Royal Opera Covent Garden; Cincinnati Opera; Santa Fe Opera; Dutch National Opera, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Geneva, Frankfurt, Lyon and Opera Comique Paris.

 Concert highlights have included Fisherman Le Rossignol with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Pierre Boulez; Szymanowski King Roger, Fisherman and Ravel L’Enfant et les sortilèges with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Dutoit; Benjamin Godard Dante  and Robert in Lalo La Jacquerie for Radio France; Szymanowski King Roger with Pappano for the Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome and Gounod Le Tribut de Zamora with the Munich Radio Orchestra (recorded for CD). Recordings include Helios in Félicien David Herculaneum with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra and Hervé Niquet; Marcomir in Saint-Saëns Les Barbares and Godard Dante. 

 Edgaras has been awarded the Lithuanian Order of Merit medal by President Dalia Grybauskaite; the Badge of Honour – ‘Carry You Light and Believe’ by the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture and in 2009 was awarded the Theatre Award ‘The Gold Cross of the Stage’ in Lithuania for his performances as Werther. 

2019 10 14

 

Monday October 7th, 2019

“Accademia Baltica” continues the Baltic collaboration

On 13 October 2019, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre will host the concert of chamber orchestra Accademia Baltica under the baton of Modestas Barkauskas (Lithuania). Accademia Baltica will perform Concerto for Two Oboes and String Orchestra (1982) by Pēteris Plakidis, ”Southern Gates” (1994) – Third movement from cycle “Gates of Jerusalem” by Bronius Kutavičius, ”Illusion” (1993) by Erkki-Sven Tüür and Symphony No. 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven. The concert will take place in the LMTA Great Hall (Gedimino Ave. 43, Vilnius).  

All the Baltic countries celebrated their Centenaries in 2018, and both Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music and Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre are celebrating their 100th anniversaries in the season of  2019/2020. The common idea was to create lasting values to honour the historic anniversaries. Establishment of the Baltic Student Symphony Orchestra was one of such lasting values. In 2017 and 2018 the Baltic Academies Student Symphony Orchestra performed in all the Baltic states including capitals and regional concert halls, as well as in Gdansk and Berlin, in 2019 Accademia Baltica chamber orchestra returns on the stages of Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn, and for the first time will meet the audience in Helsinki and St. Petersburg reviving historic cultural crossroads of the Baltic musicians. During the tours the orchestra was conducted by Kristjan Järvi (EE), Modestas Barkauskas (LT), Andris Vecumnieks and Guntis Kuzma (LV).

The Baltic countries can be proud of their rich cultural heritage including the Song Festival traditions and outstanding achievements of contemporary musicians on the world stages – to mention only the worldwide famous conductors Mariss Jansons and Andris Nelsons,  Järvi dynasty of conductors – Neeme, Paavo and Kristjan, Modestas Pitrenas, Gintaras Rinkevicius and rising star Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. The strong regional cultural identity was noted many years ago by the Riga-born violinist Gidon Kremer who founded now world famous Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra. Its foundation was a powerful stimulus for improving string instrument performance traditions in the Baltic countries. Now the first Kremeratini are principals of National symphonic orchestras in their countries and teachers at the Baltic Academies of Music, excellent soloists and chamber musicians. It is a result of combination of having good basis in the form of previous education with the impact and tuition by the best musicians in Europe which was ensured by Gidon Kremer and his numerous friends in music.

We believe that young musicians studying at the Academies of Music of Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius should develop creative contacts and feeling of belonging to a special cultural area – the Baltic Sea Region. 

At the turning point of the Centenaries of the countries and Academies of Music which is a good time to evaluate past and build up plans for the future we wanted to create an opportunity for the most promising young Baltic musicians who are still at the beginning of their careers to understand the importance of creative togetherness and continuation of this collaboration also in their future professional life.

Performances of Accademia Baltica are a result of collaboration between young musicians and their mentors and stage partners – first of all Modestas Barkauskas, one of the most exciting conductors of the younger generation in the Baltics, and two excellent soloists oboists Robertas Beinaris and Egils Upatnieks.

Concert programmes offer possibility to make acquaintance with sufficiently different contemporary composers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – Erkki Sven Tüür, Pēteris Plakidis, Bronius Kutavičius and Justė Janulytė,  as well as to evaluate the reading of Ludwig van Beethoven`s 7th symphony by the young musicians.

This tour includes 6 concerts of Accademia Baltica – October 12 /Riga/, October 13 /Vilnius/, October 15 /new concert hall of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre/, October 17 /Helsinki Music Centre/, as well as two concerts in St.Petersburg in frames of the International Conservatory Week Festival: Festival opening concert on October 19 in the world famous St.Petersburg Philharmonic hall and on October 20 – ”Jaani Kirik”, one of the best concert halls in St.Petersburg. 

2019 10 07 

Friday September 6th, 2019

3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE „MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN IN FILM & NEW MEDIA“

On 12-14 September 2019, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre will host the 3rd International Conference „Music And Sound Design In Film & New Media. Soundscapes and Immersive Sound“.

For the third time, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (Vilnius, Lithuania) is organizing international conference on the theme of Music and Sound in Film and New Media. Previous editions included the sub-topics History and Challenges (2015) and When Theory Meets Practice (2017). Now, in 2019, the conference will focus on Soundscapes and Immersive Sound, to create a space for researchers, composers, sound artists and teachers to share knowledge and experience and to gain practical insights into the role and tools of this particular field in the context of Music and Sound in Film and New Media.

The key topics of the conference include, but are not limited to: 

  •  Changes in the role and function of music in film/new media
  • Historical and theoretical aspects of immersive sound and soundscapes
  • Music as soundscape versus soundscape as music 
  • The craft and the business of immersive sound 
  • Case studies of film music and sound design practices 
  • The practice of teaching soundtracks 
  • Future media film sound (crossovers of film, TV and gaming, 360 video/audio, virtual reality, interactivity, personalisation, etc.)

Topics are to be discussed from various perspectives – those of the composer, the director, the sound artist, the industry expert, etc. We expected presentations from Kathryn Kalinak (USA), Clovis Gouaillier (Canada), Henrik Frisk (Sweden), and others, including GEECT/CILECT representatives.

THE FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE consists of a series of keynotes, presentations and masterclasses over the course of 3 days, including individual breakout sessions where delegates will be able to discuss issues with presenters in more depth. We pursue a 20-min presentation + 10-min discussion model for delegates and 40-min presentation + 20-min discussion model for keynote speakers and masterclasses. The language of the conference is English.

The structure of the 2019 event includes an International 360 Sound Workshop for Students (September 9-11, 2019). The conference will start with an afternoon arrival on Wednesday, September 11 and a presentation of the workshop results in the evening. The workshop will be focusing on mixing music and sound for 360-degree (virtual reality) videos and will be conducted in the facilities of the Music Innovation Studies Centre of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Leaders of the workshop are Anders Tveit (Norway) and Mantautas Krukauskas (Lithuania).

The main programme of the symposium will be supported by a rich cultural programme which will include film screenings and concerts of immersive music. 

PROGRAMME

2019 09 06 

Tuesday July 16th, 2019

Call for Papers. 3rd International Conference „Music And Sound Design In Film & New Media“

On 12-14 September, 2019, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre shall be welcoming the 3rd International Conference „Music and Sound Design in Film & New Media: Soundscapes and Immersive Sound“. 

For the third time, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre is organizing the event Music and Sound in Film and New Media. Previous editions included the subtopics History and Challenges (2015) and When Theory Meets Practice (2017). Now, in 2019, the conference will focus on Soundscapes and Immersive Sound, on creating a space for researchers, composers, sound artists and teachers to share knowledge and experience and to gain practical insights into the role and tools of this particular field in the context of Music and Sound in Film and New Media.

KEY TOPICS OF THE CONFERENCE INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Changes in the role and function of music in film/new media
  • Historical and theoretical aspects of immersive sound and soundscapes
  • Music as soundscape versus soundscape as music
  • The craft and the business of immersive sound
  • Case studies of film music and sound design practices
  • The practice of teaching soundtracks
  • Future media film sound (crossovers of film, TV and gaming, 360 video/audio, virtual reality, interactivity, personalization, etc.)

Topics are to be discussed from various perspectives – those of the composer, the director, the theorist, the industry expert, etc.

The FORMAT OF THE SYMPOSIUM consists of a series of keynotes, presentations and masterclasses over the course of 3 days, including individual breakout sessions where delegates will be able to discuss issues with presenters in more depth. We pursue a 20-min presentation + 10-min discussion model for delegates and 40-min presentation + 20-min discussion model for keynote speakers and masterclasses. The language of the conference is English.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS & FEES

To register for the conference, just fill in an online application form.

Deadline for submissions – June 1.

Selection of candidates – June 15.

Deadline for participant registration – July 1.

The conference fee is €150. This includes reception, coffee breaks and other conference essentials.

WARMING UP THE SYMPOSIUM 
The structure of the 2019 event includes an International Workshop for Students (September 8-11, 2019). The symposium will start with an afternoon arrival on Wednesday, September 11 and a presentation of the workshop results in the evening. The workshop will be focusing on mixing music and sound for 360-degree (virtual reality) videos and will be conducted in the facilities of the Music Innovation Studies Centre of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.

CULTURAL PROGRAMME 
The main programme of the symposium will be supported by a rich cultural programme which will include film screenings and concerts of immersive music.

ORGANISING TEAM: 
Prof. Antanas Kučinskas PhD, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee 
antanas.kucinskas@lmta.lt 
(conferences and topics)

Giedrė Kabašinskienė, International Projects Coordinator 
giedre.kabasinskiene@lmta.lt
(marketing, public relations and logistics)

Rima Rimšaitė, Head of International Relations
rima.rimsaite@lmta.lt
(guest and conference programme coordination)

Lect. Mantautas Krukauskas, composer, Head of Music Innovation Studies Centre 
mantautas.krukauskas@lmta.lt
(workshop)

Monday May 6th, 2019

“Summer Media Studio 2019: ACTOR in film“ welcomes applications

Preila, Lithuania, April 24, 2019. – Call for applications for participation in „Summer Media Studio 2019“ is now open. For the twenty-first time Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) together with Audiovisual Arts Industry Incubator (AMII) organizes the international workshop for film school students and young professionals. The project will take place in Preila, Neringa peninsula, Lithuania and will lasts for two weeks – from 23rd of June to 5th of July, 2019. The application deadline is 23:59 on 10th May, 2019.

SMS focuses on the most essential and relevant subjects of films, searching for new important topics, which would explore theoretical and practical knowledge of young Audiovisual arts students in the field of the professional cinematography. It is an intensive two-week workshop, which includes theoretical part with lectures given by experienced lecturers and a practical part: filming in international crews.

The 21st edition of „Summer Media Studio“ workshop will focus on the Actor in Film. The participants will focus on director-actor collaboration on film set, the influence which actor’s presence is able to make on set, analyze different techniques of teamwork. 50 participants from all over the world will be invited to participate in a series of lectures, individual consultations, pitch their ideas for a short film, shoot, edit and present their works. The workshop will be lead by the industry proffesionals – actor Zachary Spicer (US) director, scriptwriter Jonathan Tammusz (UK) and director Marija Kavtaradzė (LT).

The participation fee for „Summer Media Studio 2019“ is 360 EUR, including tuition, accommodation, local travel and meals.

More information on the lectures, schedule, application procedure: http://www.summermediastudio.lt.

Media contacts: 
Vaiva Martišauskaitė, coordinator of „Summer Media Studio 2018“: summermediastudio@lmta.lt
Inesa Kurklietytė, head of the project: inesa.kurklietyte@gmail.com

2019 05 06

Thursday March 7th, 2019

LMTA Theatre Days 2019

On 14-24 March, 2019, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre shall be welcoming the V International Theatre Festival LMTA Theatre Days. In programme of the festival – 12 performances of various genres created by Lithuanian, Estonian and Finnish young artists. The main stage of the festival is LMTA Balcony Theatre (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius), but performances will also be shown on other stages. 

PROGRAMME


2019 March 14, Thursday, 19:00 
LMTA Balcony Theatre (Gedimino Ave. 42) 

Charon. Documentary Performance 

Director: Kristina Trinkūnaitė 
Composer: Justina Trinkūnaitė-Sungailienė 
Operator: Vytenis Jankauskas 
Music performed by Justė Burškaitytė 
Performers: Giedrė Kederytė, Kristina Trinkūnaitė 
Partner: Theatre “Atviras ratas”

Description: 
In the ancient Greek mythology, Charon is a creature that sails souls of the deceased across the river of death to the world of the dead.  This task is still performed nowadays –  not by mythical creatures but by ordinary people who volunteer to stay near those who are about to leave this world. 
Charon, a documentary performance, is based on stories told by the staff, volunteers and patients of a hospice, a palliative care hospital.

Duration: 60 min. 
Première: 2018 May 17, LMTA Slushko Palace. 


2019 March 15, Friday, 19:00 
LMTA Balcony Theatre (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius) 

The Piano Hero. Audiovisual Performance 

Performer: Marta Finkelštein (piano) 
Visualisation author: Kornelijus Jaroševičius 
Light designer: Giedrius Gurevičius 
Sound: MiSC

Programme: 
Francesco Filidei – Toccata 
Johannes Kreidler – Study for Piano, Audio and Video Playback 
Ferenz Liszt – Rhapsodhy Nr. 2 
John Cage – 4.33 
Henry Cowell – The Banshee 
Stefan Prins – Piano Hero #1

Description: 
The Piano Hero is a research into the image and activity of the contemporary pianist. Musicologist Alex Rosso says, “The problem is not that today’s way of performing music at concerts has become desperately trite, but that music, for a way too long, has been kept constrained in the same format which is reproduced almost universally.” 
The key message of ​​The Piano Hero is to present compositions of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries that reflect the diversity of the piano repertoire along with the variable curve and wide possibilities of the pianist’s performance on the stage.

Duration: 40 min. 
Première: 2018 October 12, LMTA Balcony Theatre. 


2019 March 16, Saturday, 19:00 
LMTA Balcony Theatre (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius) 

Performance “The Actress” (University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland)

Author and perfomer: Outi Condit 
Consultant, co-author: Vincent Roumagnac  

Duration: 55 min. 
Première: 2017 October 17, University of the Arts Helsinki. 


2019 March 17, Sunday, 17:00 
Hallway next to LMTA Balcony Theatre (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius) 

My Dear Friend. Movement Performance

Performers: Year 2B Contemporary Dance students Elmyra Ragimova, Emilija Dūdaitė, Viktorija Zobielaitė, Viktorija Ambrazaitė, Ugnė Kavaliauskaitė, Martyna Meškauskaitė, Viktoras Fedorenko, Ignas Šmitas, Ciaran Turley, Scarlett Primerose, and Year B4 Acting student Marius Gotbergas.

The performance creator and student supervisor:  Giedrė Jankauskienė.

Music: William Basinski, Tom Waits, Gorillaz, Sote.

Description: 
Remind me about it. I’ve forgotten a little. And next time tell me. Just in case, so that I don’t forget. You know how it may happen… 
Remind me that, usually, I exist. But, to tell the truth, I don’t exist at all. When I’m with you, but I don’t accept you. I take a step back and want to stay with myself, but at the same time, I can’t live without being connected…unconnected… So how would it be if it were different? How to make it all correct and well?

Duration: 50 min. 
Première: 2018 December 13, Hallway next to LMTA Balcony Theatre.


2019 March 17, Sunday, 19:00 
LMTA Building 5: Theatre Factory (T. Kosciuškos 12, Vilnius) 

Marie Cardona

Director: Agnius Jankevičius 
Author: Eleonora Baker
Acrtess: Gabrielė Ladygaitė 
Visual effects: Total Strangers Ltd 
Sound effects: Mighty God Records 
Production: Kaunas Chamber Theatre
Co-production: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

Description: Once Marie gets hit on the head. Then she gets hit again. And again. 
After a while, Marie understands she has a problem and this problem opens up her eyes  – she is different from everyone else. This is how Marie’s long journey to the Society of the Right People starts. Her destination is what those whose eyes always turn red and who never get hit on the head call Feelings. 
When Eleonora Baker, the author of the play, received a proposal to write the stage adaptation of The Outsider by Albert Camus, she took a slightly different way. 
“Everyone knows Meursault, the main character of the novel; however, I’d like to raise a question. Who is Marie Cardona, Meursault’s lover, just occasionally appearing in the novel, and what happens to her? Who is she and where is she now?”

Duration: 90 min. 
Première: 2018 May 25, LMTA Theatre Factory.


2019 March 18, Monday, 19:00 
LMTA Balcony Theatre (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius) 

PRA. Mono-performance

One-act Monoplay for an Aspiring Actor by Justas Tertelis 
Creative team: Karolis Norvilas, Viktorija Kuodytė, Giedrius Gurevičius, Justas Žilinskas.

Description: A sincere story about myself and about everyone who belongs to a captivating and magic world of the theatre that casts a spell upon us with its truths and lies.  
About an open, light-hearted and restless approach of an aspiring actor towards the theatre, here and now. About how he currently sees the theatre, what he agrees with, what and who he blames, and what seems important for him. The actor is telling us about the very beginning of the career, about his beginning of acting on the stage, about the love and responsibility for the career. Why is it hard to start? Are you born to become an actor? And, what seems the most important for an actor? 
This is what a young actor is telling us about, and his poem is so honest: 
“Dear audience, everything we create is for you. Even the advertising of a performance is for you. To grab your interest, to attract you and bring you here, where we are… And then, when the lights fade out, when you hear the music, when the curtains rise, I’ll be there standing in front of you – this will be the long-awaited beginning for me and you.” 
Yours sincerely, 
Young, Aspiring Actor.

Duration: 50 min. 
Première: 2018 April 22, LMTA Balcony Theatre. 
Instructions and warning: during the play, a stroboscopic effect and theatre smoke effect is used. 


2019 March 19, Tuesday, 16:00 
LMTA Balcony Theatre (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius) 

Discussion: Will the Young Bring the Fresh Air to the Theatre?

Moderators: theatrologist, dean of LMTA Theatre and Film faculty Elona Bajorinienė, performative arts critic Aušra Kaminskaitė.

Description: In the middle of the LMTA Theatre Days Festival, we will announce a one-day break where the participants of performing arts activities – creators, audience and theatre critics – are invited to discuss the creative processes, problems, needs, opportunities and prospects of young theatre artists. 
What are the new winds that the young artists are bringing to the Lithuanian theatre? Is young equal to new? Is new obligatory for the young? You are all welcome to discuss these and other questions.

Duration: 80 min.


2019 March 20, Wednesday, 19:00 
LMTA Building 5: Theatre Factory (T. Kosciuškos 12, Vilnius) 

The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

After a fantasy story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 
PREMIÈRE

Director: Milda Mičiulytė 
Performers: Arnas Danusas, Taura Kvietinskaitė

Description: The play focuses on the two most noble and indispensable to one’s morale feelings – shame and pity. A person who is able to possess them hasn’t yet lost the sense of humanity. The situation where these two feelings are analysed is loneliness deliberately chosen by a person and arrogance towards others.  What happens to a person who refuses to have human feelings?  What might encourage someone to behave like that?
The main theme revealed in the etude is the idea of ​​destruction.  A ridiculous man ruins the planet. He sins. The themes of sin and its redemption are not foreign to Dostoevsky and are emphasised on the stage to raise the key question – who can redeem a person’s sins and give this person a chance to change?

Duration: 40 min. 


2019 March 21, Thursday, 19:00 
LMTA Balcony Theatre (Gedimino Ave. 42) 

Everything What’s Earthly Bespeaks Death

PREMIÈRE 
N-14

Creative team: Jonas Golubovskis, Džiugas Grinys

Description: I haven’t plugged my ears. Everyone else has but not me. That’s why I was the only one who’s heard everything. I haven’t covered my eyes with a cloth, either, like everyone else. That’s why I’ve seen everything. Yes, I was the only one to see and hear everything. But, unfortunately, I can’t understand anything, so what’s the point if I’m the only one who has seen and heard everything?

Duration: 60 min. 
Instructions and warning: during the play, a stroboscopic effect and theatre smoke effect is used 
Other information: I was tagged a bastard. But is it true? Not, it isn’t true. And I’m not going to prove it.

The performance Everything What’s Earthly Bespeaks Death is a laureate of the Audience Choice Award at the Stage Art Etude Competition Balkono okupacija 2018 (Occupying the Balcony 2018). 


2019 March 22, Friday, 19:00 
LMTA Building 5: Theatre Factory (T. Kosciuškos 12, Vilnius) 

Guests: Dance Performance “Palun” (“Please”)

Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School, Estonia

Creative team: Kaisa Kattai, Keithy Kuuspu.

Duration: 50 min.


2019 March 23, Saturday, 19:00 
LMTA Balcony Theatre (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius) 

Freezing

PREMIÈRE 
Author: Motiejus Ivanauskas 
Performers: Mantas Bendžius, Andrius Alešiūnas, Povilas Jatkevičius, Deividas Breivė, Kamilė Lebedytė

Description: A meeting. Serious questions, relevant for the entire human race, are being discussed. But to be even more precise, the relationships among the people performing in this play are at once hard to define.  Such “tricks” are expected to grab the audience’s interest. Maybe they’ll seem comic, maybe not. Two different stories will gradually develop into a single theatrical mix.

Freezing is a laureate of the Stage Art Etude Competition Balkono okupacija 2018 (Occupying the Balcony 2018).

Duration: 90 min. 
Première: 2019 March 23, LMTA Balcony Theatre. 


2019 March 24, Sunday, 19:00 
LMTA Balcony Theatre (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius) 

Born for Hard Soil / Positive Minus. Dance Performances

“Born for Hard Soil”
Concept, choreography, dance: Scarlet Primrose, Viktorija Zobielaitė, Viktorija Ambrazaitė, Viktoras Fedorenko, Martyna Meškauskaitė, Marius Gotbergas
Music: Lapalux, Akkord 
Lighting: Giedrius Gurevičius

Description: “I won’t swim unless I learn to. When just born, I wasn’t able to swim. I was born for hard soil, not for water. When just born, I wasn’t able to think. I was created for life, not for thought. And the one who can think and turn his thought into action will go far. But then, he will leave the hard soil and move to water, and one day he’ll sink”.

Positive minus” 
Concept, choreography, performance: Ciaran Turtley, Emilija Dūdaitė, Elmyra Ragimova, Ignas Šmitas 
Music: Muslimgauze, Ben Frost 
Lighting: Giedrius Gurevičius

Description: “My body is like an everlasting magnet made of two opposite poles. These opposites attract each other to make one whole, but this whole doesn’t fill me with harmony”.

Duration: 50 min. 
Première: 2019 January 17,  LMTA Balcony Theatre. 


All events of the festival are free-of-charge.

Limited seating available. Priority tickets (“Balkono žetonai”/“Balcony chips”) will be distributed 30 min before the beginning of the of the play at the location of the event.

Events

2019/11/13 - 2019/11/14

VIII INTERNATIONAL M. K. ČIURLIONIS COMPETITION: PIANO. 2 ROUND

2019 November 13–14

LMTA Building 1: Great Hall (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius)

VIII INTERNATIONAL M. K. ČIURLIONIS PIANO AND ORGAN COMPETITION: PIANO

II round performances:

November 13, Wednesday
11:00–22:00

November 14, Thursday
10:30–18:50
Results ~ 20.30

More information: www.ciurlionis.link

Tickets: Free, no tickets required. 

 

 

2019/11/13

NEW DRAMATURGY FESTIVAL “VERSMĖ 2019”

2019 November 13, Wednesday, 19:00

LMTA Building 1: Balcony Theatre (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius)

NEW DRAMATURGY FESTIVAL “VERSMĖ 2019”

Reading of the play “Triukšmas, kurį kelia žvėrys, nepakenčiamas

Author – Draga Potočnjak

Translator from Slovenian – Laima Masytė

Director – Augustas Gornatkevičius

Organiser: Lithuanian National Drama Theatre

Co-organiser: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre 

Registration and more information: www.teatras.lt

2019/11/14

NEW DRAMATURGY FESTIVAL “VERSMĖ 2019”

2019 November 14, Thursday, 19:00

LMTA Building 1: Balcony Theatre (Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius)

NEW DRAMATURGY FESTIVAL “VERSMĖ 2019”

Reading of the play “Aus anstand – la siesta

Author – Tamara Matevc

Translator from Slovenian – Laima Masytė

Director – Motiejus Ivanauskas 

Organiser: Lithuanian National Drama Theatre

Co-organiser: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre 

Registration and more information: www.teatras.lt

2019/11/15

VIII INTERNATIONAL M. K. ČIURLIONIS COMPETITION: ORGAN. FINAL ROUND

2019 November 15, Friday, 14:00–20:35

Church of St. Francis of Assisi in Klaipėda (Savanorių 4, Klaipėda)

VIII INTERNATIONAL M. K. ČIURLIONIS PIANO AND ORGAN COMPETITION

Organ: Final Round 

Detailed schedule

Tickets: Free, no tickets required. 

www.ciurlionis.link

2019/11/16

VIII INTERNATIONAL M. K. ČIURLIONIS COMPETITION: ORGAN. LAUREATES CONCERT

2019 November 16, Saturday, 15:30

Church of St. Casimir (Didžioji 34, Vilnius) 

VIII INTERNATIONAL M. K. ČIURLIONIS PIANO AND ORGAN COMPETITION

Organ: Concert of Laureates 

More information: www.ciurlionis.link

Tickets: Free, no tickets required. 

 

2019/11/16

VIII INTERNATIONAL M. K. ČIURLIONIS COMPETITION: PIANO. FINAL I

2019 November 16, Saturday, 19:00

Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society (Aušros Vartų 5, Vilnius) 

VIII INTERNATIONAL M. K. ČIURLIONIS PIANO AND ORGAN COMPETITION: PIANO

Final (I Part) 

With participation of The Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra 

Conductor – Modestas Pitrėnas

Tickets are available at www.filharmonija.lt and in the box office of the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society.

More information: www.ciurlionis.link 

2019/11/17

VIII INTERNATIONAL M. K. ČIURLIONIS COMPETITION: AWARD CEREMONY

2019 November 17, Sunday, 14:30

Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society (Aušros Vartų 5, Vilnius)

VIII INTERNATIONAL M. K. ČIURLIONIS PIANO AND ORGAN COMPETITION

Award Ceremony

More information: www.ciurlionis.link

Tickets: Free, no tickets required. 

 

2019/11/17

VIII INTERNATIONAL M. K. ČIURLIONIS COMPETITION: PIANO. FINAL II

2019 November 17, Sunday, 12:00

Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society (Aušros Vartų 5, Vilnius) 

VIII INTERNATIONAL M. K. ČIURLIONIS PIANO AND ORGAN COMPETITION: PIANO

Final (II Part) 

With participation of The Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra 

Conductor – Modestas Pitrėnas

Tickets are available at www.filharmonija.lt and in the box office of the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society.

More information: www.ciurlionis.link 

 

 

2019/11/20 - 2019/11/22

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “PRINCIPLES OF MUSIC COMPOSING” 

2019 November 20–22

LMTA Building 1: Juozo Karoso salėje (Gedimino pr. 42)

XIX INTERNATIONAL MUSIC THEORY CONFERENCE “PRINCIPLES OF MUSIC COMPOSING: ORCHESTRA IN MODERN CONTEXTS” 


November 20, Wednesday
9:50–14:00 
I session – “Theorethical aspects of notion of the orchestra”  
R. Redgate, M. Salynas, M. Vishnik, A. Zharkov, D. Lentsner, V. Rakochi, R. Janeliauskas

November 21, Thursday
10:00–12:00 
II session – “Technological solutions of contemporary orchestra and it’s relation to tradition”
Ch. Efthimiou, M. Baranauskas, M. Panayiotakis, M. Messina

13:00–17:00 
III session, dedicated to the music of Eduardas Balsys (1919-1984) 
G. Daunoravičienė, J. Žukienė, D. Milius, A. Žiūraitytė, A. Žigaitytė-Nekrošienė

November 22, Friday
10:00–14:00 
IV session – “Intergrity of orchestral techniques and composing styles” 
A. Douglas, M. Krukauskas, M. Vilums, A. Machura, M. Krymska 

2019/11/21

SCREENING PROGRAMME “MASTER’S IN CINEMA”

2019 November 21, Thursday, 17:30

National Gallery of Art (Konstitucijos Ave. 22, Vilnius)

SCREENING PROGRAMME “MASTER’S IN CINEMA”

Movie “Vienos dienos kronika” (“One Day Chronicle”, 1963)

Director Vytautas Žalakevičius

Duration: 84 min.

Moderators – cinema critic Rasa Paukštytė and composer Mindaugas Urbaitis

Tickets: Free, no tickets required. 

 

2019/11/22

CONCERT OF THE LMTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN RIGA

2019 November 22, Friday, 18:00 

Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music ((K. Barona 1, Riga, Latvia)

LMTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT 

Conductor Martynas Staškus

Soloists: Klementina Venciūtė (violin), Agnė Pilkauskaitė (violin), Marija Pranskutė (violin), Deividas Dumčius (cello), David Francisco Salinas Andrade (piano, Costa Rica).

PROGRAMME

Eduardas Balsys (1919-1984):
Poem for String Orchestra „Jūros atspindžiai“ (Reflections of the Sea
Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor 
Two fragments from the ballet „Eglė žalčių karalienė“ (Eglė, Queen of the Grass-Snakes) for Cello and String Orchestra (arr. David Geringas) 
Zita Bružaitė. Retro Concerto for piano  
Jean Sibelius. Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105

Tickets: Free, no tickets required. 

 

2019/11/23

CONCERT OF THE LMTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN VILNIUS

2019 November 23, Saturday, 18:00 

LMTA Building 1: Great Hall (K. Barona 1, Riga, Latvia)

LMTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT 

Conductor Martynas Staškus

Soloists: Klementina Venciūtė (violin), Agnė Pilkauskaitė (violin), Marija Pranskutė (violin), Deividas Dumčius (cello), David Francisco Salinas Andrade (piano, Costa Rica).

PROGRAMME

Eduardas Balsys (1919-1984):
Poem for String Orchestra „Jūros atspindžiai“ (Reflections of the Sea
Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor 
Two fragments from the ballet „Eglė žalčių karalienė“ (Eglė, Queen of the Grass-Snakes) for Cello and String Orchestra (arr. David Geringas) 
Zita Bružaitė. Retro Concerto for piano  
Jean Sibelius. Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105

Tickets: Free, no tickets required.