The neo-classical ballet “Eglė žalčių karalienė“ by Eduardas Balsys– one of the most influential and seminal figures in Lithuanian music – remains allegedly the most popular and frequently staged contribution to the genre by a Lithuanian composer.
The performance creative team sought to let the music speak for itself and guide the choreographic vision of Martynas Rimeikis, without projecting modern social issues into this timeless love story evolving around fisherman’s daughter Eglė and her beloved serpent-turned-man Žilvinas.
The “Concordia” Festival was founded by the artistic director and chief conductor of the Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, People's Artist of Russia and Republic of Tatarstan Alexander Sladkovsky and has the status of a major international forum of contemporary music.There were 104 composers whose works were played for the first time in Kazan. The first festival was timed to coincide with the 80th anniversary of Sofia Gubaidulina. The composer gratefully accepted the idea of holding a contemporary music forum in Kazan.
The White Lilac Festival is dedicated to the memory of the great Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff, whose creative heritage is the property of not only Russian but also the world’s musical culture. The “White Lilac” International Festival is one of the largest events held by the Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Alexander Sladkovsky. In April of 2019, Maestro Alexander Sladkovsky was awarded the Sergey Rachmaninoff International Prize in the nomination "Special Project in the Name of Rachmaninoff" for the organization of this festival and attention to the heritage of the great Russian composer. Over the ten years of its existence, the White Lilac Festival has confirmed its international importance and has taken a prominent place among the prestigious music forums and festivals held both in Russia and abroad.
July 29 – August 14, 2021
The Klaipėda Festival is an international event for opera and classical music to be held for the first time under this title in the seaport town of Klaipėda, Lithuania. Having evolved from the annual summer festival organized by the Klaipėda State Music Theatre since 1998, now it has the ambition of aligning itself with the top-tier European summer opera and classical music festivals held in epic open-air concert venues.
The idea to change the festival’s format was triggered by the hugely successful premiere of Wagner’s Flying Dutchman on August 1, 2020, which took place on the shiplift of the historic Paul Willy Lindenau Shipyard, whose huge frame structures and hoists provided a spectacular setting for the opera. The production has been hailed as one of the country’s most celebrated cultural events of the year. So it was decided to turn it into a tradition: The Flying Dutchman will make landfall every year in Klaipėda, while the shiplift overlooking the Curonian Lagoon will provide a unique open-air venue for pioneering opera and dance performances, as well as orchestral appearances with the illustrious soloists. The roster of artists for the inaugural Klaipėda Festival includes choreographer Edward Clug and virtuoso violinist Maxim Fedotov.
For the full programme of the 2021 Klaipėda Festival visit the website of the Klaipėda State Music Theatre at www.klaipedosmuzikinis.lt.
The Rubinstein Piano Competition returns, in an all-new format.
Watch the first two rounds online, recorded in five international cities,
from March 31st
Then from April 29th to May 3rd join us, either in the concert halls, or online - for the finals from Tel Aviv. Watch the world's best young pianists with the Israel Camerata Jerusalem and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Who will win The 16th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition? Don't miss a moment!
For tickets and information visit arims.org.il