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Lithuanian Choral Music Study Tour

Molėtai, Vilnius and Kaunas, Lithuania | 20-26/8/2017

Aim group: Conductors and composers

Organiser: Lithuanian Choral Association

 

Deadline for applications: 1/5/2017

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A study tour for choral conductors and composers who wish to expand their horizons, obtain new contacts in a country that sang its way to Independence from the Soviet Union 26 years ago and learn from international world-class lecturers during annual Lithuanian choral conductors Summer Academy. The tour will include events in Vilnius, Kaunas and Molėtai, Lithuania‘s lake district.

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Programme:

 

20 August. Molėtai „Summer Academy“

11:00–13:00               Registration

13:00                            Lunch

15:00                            Introduction to the Academy

16:00–18:00                Prof. Daiva Vyčinienė and „Trys Keturiose“ ensemble: introducing Lithuanian multipart songs (traditional polyphonic music, included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list)

18:00                            Aida Swenson: Indonesian choral tradition, best choirs, contemporary composers, interpretations of ethnic elements, contemporary performance art

19:00                            Dinner

20:00                            Networking session

22:00                            Informal discussion           

 

21 August .Molėtai „Summer Academy“

9:00                               Breakfast

10:00                             Prof. Daiva Vyčinienė and „Trys Keturiose“ ensemble: the tradition multipart singing; multipart singing workshop

13:00                             Lunch

15:00                             Aida Swenson and Lithuanian vocal group „Acusto“

17:00                             Choir workshop: new Lithuanian choral music (lead by prof. Vytautas Miškinis)

19:00                              Dinner

Depending on weather conditions, either on the 21st or 22nd – star gazing at the museum of Ethnocosmology

 

22 August. Molėtai „Summer Academy“

9:00                            Breakfast

10:00                          Aida Swenson and Lithuanian vocal group „Acusto“

13:00                          Lunch

15:00                          Choir workshop: new Lithuanian choral music (lead by prof. Vytautas Miškinis)

18:00                          Saulius Liausa: Lithuanian song festival 2018

19:00                          Dinner

 

23 August. Molėtai „Summer Academy“

9:00                             Breakfast

10:00                          Aida Swenson and Lithuanian vocal group „Acusto“            

13:00                          Lunch

15:00                          Cultural tour in Molėtai

18:00                          Vocal group „Acusto“ concert in Molėtai church    

Dinner during the tour

 

23 d August. Vilnius

9:00                            Breakfast

10:00                          Leaving for Vilnius 

12:00                          Checking in to the hotel, lunch         

14:00                          A visit to a Vilnius musical institution – choir rehearsals, education system, choral traditions

16:00                          A visit to the Music and Information Centre and the Composers‘ Union – a discussion with Lithuanian composers, a presentation of Lithuanian choral music records and literature

18:00                          Dinner

 

24 August. Vilnius

9:00                            Breakfast

10:30                          A visit to Lithuanian National Culture Centre, meeting with representatives, presentations on Lithuanian Song Celebration and national costumes.

13:00                          Lunch           

15:00                          Vilnius musical tour

18:00                          Dinner

 

25 August. Kaunas

8:00                            Breakfast

9:30                            Leaving for Kaunas

11:00                          Kaunas musical tour             

13:00                          Lunch

15:00                          A visit to Pažaislis music festival: rehearsals, meetings with conductors, performers, composers.

18:00                          Dinner

20:00                          Leaving for Vilnius

 

26 August. Breakfast, check out.

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Participation fee per person (transport between cities, accommodation, meals, participation fees, scores, lectures, tickets to events included):

 

Country group                  Direct members                 Indirect members                non-members

            1                                     390€                                       400€                                      420€

            2                                     360€                                       370€                                      390€

            3                                     330€                                       340€                                      360€

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Contacts:

StudyTour2017@gmail.com

Tel: +37 062968060