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Start of the Event: 8 pm
Venue: Park Stage of the Klaipėda Concert Hall
Klaipėda Brass Quintet: Sigitas Petrulis (Artistic Director, trumpet), Alius Maknavičius (trumpet), Monika Miliauskienė (horn), Steponas Sugintas (trombone), Vidmantas Liasis (tuba)
Beata Ignatavičiūtė (soprano), Danielius Praspaliauskis (saxophone), Edmundas Federavičius (drums), Mindaugas Putna (keyboards)
Programme: Tomaso Albinoni, Niccolò Paganini, Frank Sinatra, Philip Sparke, Kipras Mašanauskas, a. o.
Mellifluous, beautiful and emotional are the words that best describe the programme “Heaven Endowed You with Eminence” presented by the Klaipėda Brass Quintet. It was named after the romantic song by Kipras Mašanauskas from his musical “The Legend of Sigismund Augustus and Barbara Radziwiłł” to be included in the programme initiated by the Quintet’s artistic leader, Sigitas Petrulis. This and other vocal pieces were entrusted to young soloist Beata Ignatavičiūtė. In her opinion, “the more versatile is the singer, the more colourful he or she becomes. The works that I sing are very different in terms of genre and execution.”
Another soloist to join in the programme is Danielius Praspaliauskis who has not been heard in Klaipėda for quite a long time. An outstanding saxophone improviser and composer, he is proficient in many styles from traditional to acid jazz to contemporary art music and works by Lithuanian composers. He will team up with drummer Edmundas Federavičius and pianist Mindaugas Putna.