EMBASSY OF SWEDEN AND LMTA JOINT CELEBRATION CONCERT PLANNED
On May 25, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre had the honour to welcome Ms Inger Buxton, Ambassador of Sweden to the Republic of Lithuania, who together with LMTA Rector, Prof. Zbignevas Ibelgauptas discussed the plan of holding a joint concert dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the establishment and the 30th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations of Lithuania and the Nordic Countries.
The concert has been scheduled for 29 October 2021 to take place at the Palace of Grand Dukes of Lithuania and feature the LMTA Symphony Orchestra (director Assoc. Prof. Martynas Staškus). The programme is expected to include works by composers from the Nordic countries — Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway — and Lithuania. The concert is going to feature LMTA students as soloists.
During the visit, the Ambassador and First Secretary Emil Lidén were introduced to the concert programme by Head of the LMTA Art Centre Ana Ablamonova. The follow-up conversation at the Rector’s Office led to an idea of performing the concert programme for a second time, organising a short concert tour or giving an additional concert in the regions of Lithuania. The idea received support from the participants of the discussion; however, time will show whether it will be implemented.
The official part was followed by a tour of the LMTA halls and spaces for events and performances — The Great Hall, the Balcony Theatre, and the Julius Juzeliūnas Spatial Sound Sphere.
May 25, 2021