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Start of the Event: 12 NOON and 6.30 PM
Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra
Artistic Director Mindaugas Bačkus
Evelina Šimelionė (director and actress)
Gytis Šimelionis (actor)
Laima Akstinaitė (set design and costumes)
With the participation of Livija Krivickaitė, Samanta Juciūtė, Aleksas Šeputis, Martynas Jackus, Meda Bertulytė, Gabrielė Stravinskaitė and Ieva Kazlauskaitė
Programme: musical and theatrical improvisation after the musical The Sound of Music by Richard Rodgers (arranged for string orchestra by Ieva Budriūnaitė; Lithuanian text by Evelina Šimelionė)
Quite a few songs from this musical have long become standards known by heart among the lovers of the genre. It has enjoyed unfading popularity for almost six decades ever since its premiere on Broadway in 1959. It is based on a true story that still moves people across generations and throughout the world.
It is The Sound of Music, an award-winning musical with music by Richard Rogers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, that was adapted as a 1965 film musical by Robert Wise to become a major commercial success in film history and the highest-grossing film of all time.
It also became an inspiration behind the 22nd episode of The Orchestra of Playful Music project – a series of family concerts presented by the Klaipėda Concert Hall. This exciting musical-theatrical improvisation on the themes from the famous musical was created and will be performed by young professional actors Evelina Šimelionė and Gytis Šimelionis in the leading roles, accompanied by the future actress Livija Krivickaitė, little singers from the Klaipėda Vydūnas Gymnasium and Ąžuoliukas kindergarten, and the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra.
Sometimes we forget to be kind to each other, especially to those next to us. We forget how to smile, to cherish each other and enjoy being together. But music can bring us closer. Let’s listen to the music, sing along, grownups and children together, and give each other a sincere smile!