Wednesday 27 March 2019

Focus on Lithuania at the Felicja Blumental International Music Festival

Felicja Blumental International Music Festival
This year's Felicja Blumental International Music Festival has just opened. Running until 30 March 2019, the festival is Tel Aviv’s longest-­‐running classical music festival, and this celebrates 21 exceptional years in 2019 with a rich and varied programme of events. This year's festival is very much a celebration of things Lithuanian.

The Aidija Chamber Choir presents a programme of Lithuanian music, conducted by Romualdas Gražinis and pianist Andrius Žlabys performs a varied recital featuring Lithuanian painter, composer and writer Čiurlionis. The Israel Chamber Orchestra welcomes Lithuanian accordionist Martynas Levickis as Giedrė Šlekytė conducts an evening featuring Arvydas Malcys’ Scherzo from his Concerto for accordion and strings, and the Festival also showcases a rousing documentary film called How We Played the Revolution, which focuses on the art-­‐rock band, Antis, who played a key role in Lithuania’s struggle for freedom.

Other artists this year include British pianist Robert Markham who accompanies Bruno Monteiro from Portugal in a violin recital featuring works by Mozart, de Freitas Branco, Elgar and J.Williams.

Full details from the festival website.

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