To highlight and give a special meaning to the approaching Christmas season, the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society offers to meet the festive Holidays with the masterpieces of Western musical culture and invites to the concerts of the Christmas Music Week. From December 26th to 30th listeners of various ages and tastes will be presented with six different programmes to be performed at the National Philharmonic Hall.
With two concerts slated for December 2009, the Vilnius String Quartet is to put the finishing touches to its series of concerts titled String Quartet and the Piano, in which it has involved in refined and stylistically diverse ‘conversations’ with eleven pianists, starting from October 2008. These conversations between the string quartet and the piano, which had already proved mutually stimulating, will continue with December 16th performance at the National Philharmonic Hall, featuring Lithuanian-born pianist Edvinas Minkštimas from New York and December 31st closing concert at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, featuring Martin Labazevitch, also coming from the U.S.
The Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society very much regrets to announce that the the recital of Japanese pianis Fuzjko Hemming scheduled on Friday 18 December at the Piano.lt hall in Vilnius has been cancelled due to performer's illness.
The Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society very much regrets to announce that the closing concert in Prof. Veronika Vitaitė’s anniversary series scheduled on December 19th (Saturday) has been cancelled due to performers' illnesses. All ticket holders are offered full refunds at the National Philharmonic Box Office from December 9th.
The December 5th concert of the orchestral music series is dedicated to the 90th birth anniversary of composer Eduardas Balsys (1919–1984). This artist stands in the lead of the stylistic turning-point in Lithuanian music of the sixties and he had exerted tremendous influence upon the revival of Lithuanian music in post-Stalin era and its determined move towards modernity. The concert programme is comprised of the composer’s major instrumental works, marking the key turns in both his creative biography and in the history of Lithuanian national music.