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About LMTA 90

2023 commemorates a special occasion for the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. The LMTA, Lithuania’s only higher education institution specialising in music, theater, film and dance will mark its honorable 90th anniversary which we are going to celebrate throughout the coming year.

On 20 December 2022, a series of festive events and Conversations in the Great Hall, a cycle of interviews dedicated to the LMTA anniversary, began with an interview with Professor, LMTA Doctor of Honour, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania Vytautas Landsbergis, who also celebrated his 90th birthday. The interview with Professor was hosted by LMTA Rector, musicologist Judita Žukienė.

“As we’re living today and preparing for tomorrow, we cannot forget the lessons of the past. Taking a pause, delving into memories together with others, dreaming, engaging in a conversation or discussion – all these are vital to evaluate where we are now and to create future prospects. We draw inspiration and power from the best and the brightest who have been opening the Academy’s doors so many times within these 90 years,” says LMTA Rector Judita Žukienė.

Conversations in the Great Hall discussions between representatives of two generations of creative artists – are to take place at the LMTA throughout the anniversary year, while the second floor of the Academy’s main building will host a constantly updated exclusive exhibition named 90 Pauses. Catch Your Luck! As the series of festive events will continue to gain momentum, the Academy will reach out to the public by inviting everyone to festivals, concerts, and performances both at the LMTA halls and other Lithuanian concert venues. On 29 March, the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall will host a festive LMTA concert, while on 3 June, the Academy will open wide its doors to unleash art and flood the Gediminas Avenue and Lukiškiai Square with stunning sounds. The anniversary celebration agenda also includes an artistic process of moving premises from the Sluškai Palace to the new Academy Campus on Olandai Street in Vilnius. The festive events will go beyond the Lithuanian capital to the seaside where, together with the LMTA Klaipėda Faculty, special concerts and projects are to be held for the audience of the Lithuanian port city.

We’ve been waiting for this moment – the Academy’s 90th anniversary – for a decade: not only will it bring together different generations of the LMTA community, creative artists and the society. This special occasion is bound to unite various art disciplines and cities and towns of Lithuania.