Christmas in Jazz Island
Original arrangements of works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Haydn, Edvard Grieg, Johann Strauss, George Gershwin, Peter Heindrich, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, as well as Lithuanian folksongs, jazz standards and popular Christmas carols
As a tradition, between Christmas and New Year the National Philharmonic Society presents Jazz Island Vocal Ensemble. Even tough the name of the collective refers to jazz, its repertoire features innovative and unexpected combinations of various genres ranging from folksongs of different nations to classical opuses and popular songs admired in Lithuania and around the world. Jazz Island often gives concerts at home and abroad with Čiurlionis Quartet, a recipient of the Lithuanian National Culture and Art Prize. So, tonight you are invited to the programme featuring two renowned collectives.