Evening Concerts

All evenings of the festival are dedicated to concerts, each demonstrating an exceptional perspective on classical and contemporary music. In the hands of celebrated soloists, the cello will reveal its true power and beauty of tone, giving voice to the noble spirit of music in timeless masterpieces that speak to the hearts of thousands.

Monday 
Opening Concert
7 pm, Klaipėda Concert Hall
Liepāja Symphony Orchestra
Artistic Director and Chief ConductorGintaras Rinkevičius
Soloists: David Geringas (cello, Lithuania / Germany), Natalie Clein (cello, United Kingdom), Hillel Zori (cello, Israel)
Conductor Gil Shohat (Israel)
Programme: Anatolijus Šenderovas, Ernest Bloch, Gil Shohat

Tuesday 
Boléro–Extended
7 pm, Grand Hall of the Klaipėda Drama Theatre
Dance & live cello music performance
Based on Maurice Ravel’s Boléro
Choreographer Palle Granhøj (Denmark)
Šeiko Dance Company: Darius Berulis, Dovilė Binkauskaitė, Niels Claes, Mantas Černeckas, Marija Ivaškevičiūtė, Aušra Krasauskaitė, Marius Pinigis, Gintarė Marija Ščavinskaitė, Erikas Žilaitis
Klaipėda Cello Octet: Mindaugas Bačkus, Arnas Kmieliauskas, Marius Sakavičius, Karolis Vaičiulis, a. o.
Sound director Kastytis Narmontas
Lighting designer Stasys Jamantas
A co-production between Granhøj Dans (Denmark), Šeiko Dance Company, and International Klaipėda Cello Festival and Competition
In association with: Klaipėda Concert Hall

Wednesday 
Raga for cello
7 pm, at the Klaipėda Concert Hall, Ground Floor Foyer
Sukhvinder Singh Namdhari (Pinky) (tabla, India), Matthew Barley (cello, United Kingdom)
Programme: improvisations for tabla and cello

Thursday 
Kodály and Hungarian folk
7 pm, Klaipėda Concert Hall
Roel Dieltiens (cello, Belgium)
Muzsikás Folk Ensemble (Hungary)
Programme: Zoltán Kodály, Sonata for solo cello and Hungarian folk music

Friday
Award Ceremony and Winners’ Concert of the 2nd International Klaipėda Cello Competition
7 pm, Klaipėda Concert Hall
Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra
Artistic Director Mindaugas Bačkus
Conductor Martynas Staškus
Programme: Joseph Haydn, Edward Elgar, Robert Schumann, Piotr Tchaikovsky, a. o.

Saturday 
Closing Concert
7 pm, Klaipėda Concert Hall
Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Modestas Pitrėnas
Soloists: Narek Hakhnazaryan (cello, Armenia), Vilhelmas Čepinskis (violin), Vytautas Sondeckis (cello, Lithuania / Germany), Petras Geniušas (piano)
Programme: Ludwig van Beethoven, Antonín Dvořák