To commemorate the decade of the war in Ukraine, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre invites people to stand with Ukraine. On 20 February, a concert featuring music by Lithuanian and Ukrainian composers will be performed by the professors of the Academy, Chamber Choir and soloists from Ukraine. 

For many years, Ukraine’s culture has been oppressed by the culture of the occupants. Today, in the invaded lands of Ukraine, every bit of anything Ukrainian is being ruthlessly destroyed. The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre invites young people, cultural communities, universities and other educational institutions, and all people of goodwill from Lithuania and all over the world to come together, stand in solidarity with Ukraine and support the growing European and free young generation of Ukrainians. 

Taking place in the Great Hall of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, the concert will feature such distinguished Lithuanian musicians teaching at the Academy as violinist Rūta Lipinainytė, pianist Indrė Baikštytė, piano trio FortVio, saxophonist Petras Vyšniauskas, pianist Aleksandra Žvirblytė, singer and composer Raminta Naujanytė – Bjelle, and piano duo of Rūta Rikterė and Zbignevas Ibelhauptas. The Chamber Choir of the Academy will perform under the baton of Gintautas Venislovas and will premiere his composition dedicated to this occasion. 

The concert programme also includes Ukrainian pieces performed by musicians from Odesa and Kyiv: soprano singer Larysa Loboda, professor at the Odesa National A. V. Nezhdanova Academy of Music, Viktor Rekalo, cellist, member of the Vilnius Quartet 

Vilnius residents and guests of the city are invited to watch the live broadcast of the concert at Lukiškės Square: here, cadets of the General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania will treat the audience supporting Ukraine’s freedom with hot tea and cookies of “Biržų duona” bakery.The audience of the live broadcast in Lukiškės Square will be invited to donate. The funds collected during the event will be given to support the International School of Ukraine in Vilnius which educates a young generation of creators and nurturers of the Ukrainian culture for the whole world. 

The concert will take place on 20 February at 6 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and will be broadcast live on the screen in Lukiškės Square, the portal, and the website of The European Association of Conservatoires (AEC)

Watch the concert live on YouTube.

Organiser: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

Partners: Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Lithuania, European Association of Conservatoires (AEC), General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania 

Sponsors: Vilnius City Municipality, Biržų duona, MB Šviesiai garsiai,UAB 

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