Baltic Music Festival in London

  • Category: Events, News
  • Post date: September 21, 2016

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5 November – 10 December 2016

The Festival is supported by The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Art Grant Scheme and Lithuanian Council for Culture. It is organized by the Baltic Music Society in cooperation with the Baltic Council.

Concert 1

Saturday, 5 November 2016 at 2.30 for 3.00 pm

St John’s Church, Lansdowne Crescent, London W11 2NN

Young Baltic Talent Concert

The concert features award-winning young Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian musicians from London’s premier music schools.

Concert 2

Saturday, 12 November 2016 at 7.00 pm

St John’s Church, Lansdowne Crescent, London W11 2NN

Baltic Chamber Music

The Orphic Trio performs works by Arvo Pärt, Pēteris Plakidis, Onutė Narbutaitė and Bronius Kutavičius.

Concert 3

Thursday, 17 November 2016 at 7.30 pm

St John’s Church, Lansdowne Crescent, London W11 2NN

Music by Vladas Jakubėnas

A concert of music by Lithuanian émigré composer Vladas Jakubėnas featuring the renowned cellist Oleg Kogan and the pianists Polina Kogan, Rokas  Zubovas and Sonata Zubovienė.

Concert 4

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 at 7.00 pm

St John’s Church, Lansdowne Crescent, London W11 2NN

Latvian Music

The Balanas Trio performs music by Latvian composers Pēteris Vasks and Jānis Mediņš.

Concert 5

25 November 2016 at 7.00 pm

St Johns Church, Lansdowne Crescent, London W11 2PN

Estonian Music

The EST Ensemble performs works by the Estonian composers Kuldar Sink, Ester Mägi, Heino Eller, Arvo Pärt, Mart Saar, Lepo Sumera and Eduard Tubin.

Concert 6

Friday, 2 December 2016 at 7.00 pm

St Peter’s Notting Hill, Kensington Park Rd, London W11 2PN

Juozas Gruodis Works for violin and piano

Violinist Christopher Horner and pianist John Lenehan perform works by Juozas Gruodis – the most significant musical figure in interwar Lithuania. The concert will also include works by the Estonian composers Arvo Pärt and Eduard Tubin, as well as the Latvian Pēteris Vasks.

Concert 7

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 at 7.00 pm

All Saints Notting Hill, Clydesdale Road, London W11 1JE

Lithuanian Music

The Lithuanian violinist Rusnė Mataitytė performs a programme of music for solo violin by Lithuanian composers Jurgis Juozapaitis, Bronius Kutavičius,Vykintas Baltakas,Vidmantas Bartulis, Anatolijus Šenderovas and Loreta Narvilaitė. The programme will also include a work by the British composer Sadie Harrison Songs for Rusne which is based on elements of Lithuanian musical tradition.

Concert 8

Saturday, 10 December 2016 at 7.00 pm

All Saints Notting Hill, Clydesdale Road, London W11 1JE

A Baltic Christmas Concert

Christmas music sung by Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian choirs from London.

 

An Afternoon with Čiurlionis

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  • Post date: October 31, 2015

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Join us in discovering Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875-1911), a fascinating and multifaceted artist, a pioneer of abstract art in Europe  . He was representative of the fin de siècle epoch epoch and contributed to the symbolism and art nouveau movements. During his short life he composed about 400 pieces of music and created about 300 paintings. One of the unique features of Čiurlionis’s work is a connection between musical forms and colour.

PROGRAMME

14:30-15:00 Čiurlionis for children.

The Lithuanian pianist Rokas Zubovas talks to children about Čiurlionis’s life and work.

15:00-16:00 Vignette workshop.  

The participants will have an opportunity to look at Čiurlionis‘s vignettes and create their own by using ink and paper while Čiurlionis’s music is being played.  Although the workshop is primarily designed for children, everyone is welcome to take part. 

16:00-16:30 Local histories:  Lithuanians in Notting Hill, Čiurlionis in London.    

Talk by Romas Kinka

16:30-17:45 Concert      

The pianists Rokas Zubovas, Sonata Zubovienė and Rimantas Vingras will present Čiurlionis’s piano works, as well as works by other composers, inspired by Čiurlionis.  Čiurlionis’s pictures will be projected on a screen during the performance.

18:00-20:10 Film screening: Letters to Sofija.

Based on a true story, it is the love affair between the Lithuanian genius Čiurlionis and Sofija, the woman he adored.

20:10-20:40 Discussion

Film director Robert Mullan and lead actor Rokas Zubovas (a great-grandson of Čiurlionis) will discuss the film with the audience.

The event is supported by The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, London “Santara-Šviesa” Club, British-Lithuanian Society and Lighthouse Educational Centre.

Tickets: £10 also available at the door, £8 for students and pensioners. Children free of charge.

When:

Where:

St John’s Notting Hill Church, Landsdowne Crescent, Notting Hill, London W11 2NN

 

The Baltic Stars Ensemble

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  • Post date: October 31, 2015

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An Afternoon with Čiurlionis

  • Category: Events
  • Post date: July 10, 2015
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We are delighted to inform that the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Arts Grants Scheme has decided to support our project „An Afternoon with Čiurlionis“. The event will take place on 14 of November at St Johns Notting Hill and will commemorate 140th anniversary of Lithuanian painter and composer Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875-1911)