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Close Remoteness

Close Remoteness

Dedicated to spiritual and cultural association between Japan and Lithuania, and the memory of Chiune Sugihara. Sugihara week
2020 October 14, Wednesday, 19.00
Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius
JOHANNES HUSTEDT (flute, Germany)
VYTAUTAS OŠKINIS (flute, Lithuania)
JŪRATĖ LANDSBERGYTĖ (organ, Lithuania)
Close Remoteness

Works by Algirdas Martinaitis (projected premiere), Ramūnas Motiekaitis (projected premiere), Mykolas Natalevičius, Kazuo Fukushima, Michio Miyagi

Organist Jūratė Landsbergytė, an inspirer of this programme, describes this evening as follows: “The concert Close Remoteness is dedicated to the spiritual ties between Japan and Lithuania, the 120th anniversary of the birth of the eminent diplomat Chiune Sugihara and the 80th anniversary of the “visa of life” – his memorable mission in rescuing Jews of Poland and Lithuania. Tonight, the spiritual friendship with the special Japanese culture will speak through music – Ramūnas Motiekaitis and Algirdas Martinaitis’ latest opuses, inspired by the culture of mystical Japanese will, and composed specially for this concert and tonight’s performers. The concert will also feature haiku – Japanese poetry. It will become one of the key elements of the programme next to improvisation and motifs of German and Lithuanian cultures. The spiritual link between peoples and nations bringing about the meaning of the act of creation and visa of life is especially relevant today.”

The programme features experienced stage masters from all over the world. German flutist Johannes Hustedt has been fostering musical cultural exchanges for many years, performing around the world as a soloist and chamber musician, focusing on live interaction with Asian, South American and Eastern European culture. He participates in various important festivals around the world including Lithuania (Thomas Mann, Vilnius, Gaida). He teaches at the University of Music in Karlsruhe and is a visiting lecturer at other universities.

The talented young Lithuanian flutist Vytautas Oškinis is a graduate of the LAMT, where he studied under professors Algirdas Vizgirda and Valentinas Gelgotas. Oškinis has also honed his skills under the tutelage of Machiko Takahashi and other well-known flutists, and has participated in courses at the International Summer Academy in Austria. Interested in contemporary music and new expression possibilities of flute, he was a member of the contemporary music ensemble Synaesthesis. Currently, he delves into the secrets of improvisation, performs as a soloist and member of various formations. He regularly gives concerts in Lithuania and Germany.

Jūratė Landsbergytė, a well-known Lithuanian organist, musicologist and Doctor of Art, started her concert career in 1978. Later she served as an organist at St Stephen’s Church in Berlin and has since played organ in various Evangelical churches in Germany and Lithuania, giving solo concerts as well as with various ensembles and soloists. Modern music, especially Lithuanian, occupies an important place in Landsbergytė’s repertoire – she is the first performer and editor of many works. The organist has recorded many opuses for the Lithuanian and German radio archives, released over 30 CDs, featuring music by Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis and Bronius Kutavičius among others. The performer regularly appears not only in Lithuania, but also in Riga, Münster, Dresden, Berlin, Seinäjoki (Finland), Ottawa (Canada), participates in international organ festivals. She was awarded for fostering Lithuanian-German bilateral collaboration.

Ticket prices
10, 15 Eur

Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society

Address: Aušros vartų st. 5, LT-01304 Vilnius, Lietuva
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