Summer's ended, and so has the Christopher Summer Festival. Yet there's no time to be down: after a fun tramp through the coloured fallen leaves in the Raudondvaris Manor park, a journey to Paris with Chris Reubens awaits. And the powerful synthesis of cello and electronica shall pierce the darkness of November during The Amazing Cello concert. Then, before you know it, tip-toeing in, Christopher's Christmas will enter halls and hearts alike, promising musical gifts aplenty:
- For the first time in Lithuania, the Compensa Concert Hall will be rocked by a flamenco ballet: 15 dancers, live musicians, special lighting and the eternal love story by William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet. An provocative combination that is sure to draw you in from the very first chord;
- The most intriguing concert of the year, following which you'll feel as if you've just gone for “a walk in the clouds”. This is how audiences describe their experience after seeing the Glass Duo in concert. Don't be surprised to see glasses on the stage alongside string instruments. They aren't there for serving drinks, but for producing musical masterpieces of all times. The “glass harp” or “organ of the angels” is an instrument masterfully handled by Anna and Arkadiusz Szafraniec;
- Pianist Šarūnas Meškys will be sending us greetings from Montmatre, packed into the music of Y. Tiersen, while the performers of “Life is a Film” will beckon you to join them on the high seas with the pirates of the Caribbean, or perhaps even hunt down some ghosts...;
- Evelina Sašenko and Liudas Mikalauskas will for a short time take us back to retro Vilnius, to the times when the golden songs of Benjaminas Gorbulskis were all the rage...
See you there!
The Christopher Summer Festival welcomes its 23rd summer having received exceptional international acclaim – the EFFE Label. It is awarded for artistic quality, innovation, for including the local community and raising interest across Europe and the world. The jury commission recognised the Christopher Summer Festival for embodying “European spirit, because of its management, program, values and collaborations and the strength of the Festival is its openness to audiences all around Lithuania and its innovative dimension”.
Having found itself among the finest in Europe, this year the Christopher Summer Festival will be a part of the EFFE international media campaign, inviting audiences to intriguing appearances and popularising Lithuania’s name across the world.
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