Festival evenings are dedicated to special concerts, holding the exquisite view on the classical and contemporary music.

Is it likely to hear the original works written by the performers themselves?

On Monday the cello virtuoso Giovanni Solima will prove that the classical music stage is able to leave space for the original performer‘s pieces.

Tuesday aims to reveal the real spirit of the Baroque, where the works of this period come to life once the authentic Baroque cellos start playing.

On Wednesday a unique Justė Janulytė‘s project takes us to the world of contemporary music sounds and sights in which the four cellists are trapped, aiming to draw the listeners in together with them. 

What is the relation between the A. Vivaldi‘s “The Four Seasons“, contemporary dance and cello? On Thursday Padi Dapi Fish and Klaipėda Cello Quartet will break the classical music stereotypes.

On Friday listeners will have an opportunity to check whether the orchestra conducted by David Geringas actually consists of 100 cellists.

On Saturday the grand finale of the Evening Concerts promises a great spectacle of the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Modestas Pitrėnas, and cello soloists David Geringas, Karine Georgian as well as Boris Andrianov.

Opening Concert of the Festival

7 pm, Klaipėda Concert Hall
Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra
Artistic Director Mindaugas Bačkus
Soloists: Giovanni Sollima (cello, Italy), Monika Leskovar (cello, Croatia)
Programme: Giovanni Sollima, Alfredo Piatti, Gioachino Rossini

Opening of the exhibition “Origins and Development of the Cello School in Lithuania” by musicologist Danutė Petrauskaitė occurs in the Ground Floor Foyer during the interval.

“Baroque Cello”

7 pm, Klaipėda Concert Hall
Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra
Artistic Director Mindaugas Bačkus
Bruno Cocset (Baroque cello, France)
Viola de Hoog (Baroque cello, the Netherlands)
Menno van Delft (harpsichord, the Netherlands)
Programme: Antonio Vivaldi, Domenico Gabrielli, Giuseppe Maria Jacchini, Arcangelo Corelli, Antonio Caldara, Benedetto Marcello, Leonardo Leo, Francesco Geminiani


7 pm, Grand Hall of the Klaipėda Drama Theatre
Idea and music: Justė Janulytė
Video director Luca Scarzella (Italy)
Video Assistant Michele Innocente (Italy)
Live electronics: Michele Tadini, Antonello Raggi (Italy)
Set Designer Jūratė Paulėkaitė
Lighting Designers: Eugenijus Sabaliauskas, Vilius Vilutis
Gaida Ensemble Soloists: Edmundas Kulikauskas, Povilas Jacunskas, Justas Kulikauskas, Onutė Švabauskaitė (cellos)

“The Four Seasons”

7 pm, Multifunctional Hall of the Klaipėda Culture Factory
Dance Theatre “Padi Dapi Fish”
Choreographer Agnija Šeiko
Dancers: Aleksas Mažonas, Benas Šarka, Marius Pinigis, Beata Molytė
Klaipėda Cello Quartet: Mindaugas Bačkus, Gleb Pyšniak, Jurgis Karbauskis, Karolis Vaičiulis
Programme: Antonio Vivaldi, Le quattro stagioni (version for four cellos)

“Orchestra of 100 Cellos”

7 pm, Klaipėda Concert Hall
Awards Ceremony and Final Concert of the Klaipėda International Cello Competition
Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra
Artistic Director Mindaugas Bačkus
Conductor David Geringas (Lithuania / Germany)
Programme: Joseph Haydn, George Goltermann, Georg Friedrich Händel, Arvydas Malcys, Arvo Pärt, Piotr Čaikovskij, Carl Davidov

Closing Concert of the Festival

7 pm, Klaipėda Concert Hall
Liepāja Symphony Orchestra (Latvia)
Soloists: David Geringas (cello, Lithuania / Germany), Karine Georgian (cello, Armenia / UK), Boris Andrianov (cello, Russia)
Conductor Modestas Pitrėnas
Programme: Piotr Tchaikovsky, Richard Strauss, Edward Elgar