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in an­cient sea wa­ters in­hab­ited by corals to mod­ern times, when sci­en­tists still dis­cover new species each year. The ex­hi­bi­tion will show how plant and an­i­mal species grad­u­ally spread to Latvia af­ter the end of the last ice age. The ex­hi­bi­tion will be of in­ter­est to vis­i­tors in­ter­ested in na­ture and those who want to learn more about an­cient hu­mans and their life. In­for­ma­tion on the ex­hi­bi­tion is avail­able at www.dabas­


March 22 – May 14, In­ter­na­tional Mu­sic Fes­ti­val “Su­griz­imai” (“Com­ing Back”), var­i­ous venues in Vil­nius

Af­ter the reestab­lish­ing of in­de­pen­dence, em­i­grant mu­si­cians started vis­it­ing Lithua­nia and the roads for gifted young peo­ple were open to stud­ies abroad. From that time, the Lithua­nian Mu­si­cian Sup­port Fund started or­ga­niz­ing the In­ter­na­tional Mu­sic Fes­ti­val Su­griz­imai, invit­ing young peo­ple who were study­ing and work­ing abroad, as well as older em­i­grants of the sec­ond and third gen­er­a­tion. More de­tailed info about the fes­ti­val is avail­able at pages/su­griz­imai

March 23 – April 6, Vil­nius In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val “Kino Pavasaris”, cin­ema the­atres in Vil­nius

Vil­nius In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val (Vil­nius IFF) Kino Pavasaris is un­ques­tion­ably one of the most an­tic­i­pated an­nual cul­tural events in Lithua­nia. Now in its 22nd year, it is the largest cin­e­matic event in the coun­try, known and loved for its high qual­ity film pro­gram and rich ac­com­pa­ny­ing pack­age of cin­ema-re­lated events, work­shops, and spe­cial ini­tia­tives. Each year Vil­nius IFF presents more than 200 films di­vided into a range of cat­e­gories, from Masters and Critic’s Choice to Hot Doc­u­men­taries, Shorts and much more. De­tailed in­for­ma­tion on the fes­ti­val par­tic­i­pants, pro­gram, venues, tick­ets and more can be found at the fes­ti­val’s of­fi­cial web­site: www.

March 25, Con­cert to Mark the 90th An­niver­sary of Mstislav Rostropovich, Lithua­nian Na­tional Phil­har­monic, Vil­nius

The Lithua­nian Na­tional Phil­har­monic So­ci­ety and mu­si­cians ded­i­cate this con­cert to the mem­ory of Mstislav Rostropovich (1927– 2007), a long-time friend and like-minded col­league, the leg­endary cel­list and con­duc­tor, world-renowned mu­si­cian and hu­man­ist. On March 27th he would have cel­e­brated his 90th an­niver­sary. The per­form­ers of this con­cert, the Lithua­nian Na­tional Sym­phony Or­ches­tra, soloist Sergej Krylov and con­duc­tor Rober­tas Ser­venikas, had a spe­cial bond with Rostropovich. The con­cert pro­gram will fea­ture the works by Shostakovich and Prokofiev, not by co­in­ci­dence. Rostropovich es­pe­cially ad­mired the two com­posers, knew them per­son­ally, and per­formed many of their works. The mu­sic community of the world knows the record­ing of Prokofiev’s Fifth Sym­phony made in 1988: then Mae­stro con­ducted the Orchestre Na­tional de France. Find out more about the con­cert pro­gram and buy tick­ets at www.fil­har­

March 28, Jazz Or­ches­tra “Bratislava Hot Ser­e­naders”, Congress Hall, Vil­nius

The Bratislava Hot Ser­e­naders or­ches­tra be­longs to the list of the few strictly “early jazz” ori­ented bands in the world. The band’s 20 en­thu­si­as­tic mu­si­cians have played to­gether with­out in­ter­rup­tion since the for­ma­tion of the group in sea­son 1991/1992. Their play­ing ad­heres to the sound, style, and feel of such or­ches­tra’s as Paul White­man, Jean Gold­kette and Duke Elling­ton, in ad­di­tion to fea­tur­ing Czech, Slo­vak, and other Euro­pean clas­sic jazz tunes of the pe­riod. The Bratislava Hot Ser­e­naders are well es­tab­lished out­side of Slo­vakia. In 1994, the or­ches­tra won the Sid­ney d´or Prix at the Grand Fes­ti­val of Mu­sic of 20´s and 30´s in Saint Raphael, France. To buy tick­ets to this con­cert please use

April 1, Vil­nius Whisky Fes­ti­val 2017, Crowne Plaza, Vil­nius

Vil­nius Whisky Fes­ti­val is the big­gest whisky fes­ti­val in the Baltic States. Af­ter a great suc­cess last year, the fes­ti­val is go­ing to be even larger. With more guests, more brands and more whisky re­lated at­trac­tions. The goal of the fes­ti­val is to ed­u­cate whisky con­sumers. Guests of the event will be able to find most of the whiskies sold in Lithua­nia, also peo­ple mak­ing and sell­ing it. There will be mas­ter classes in­side of the fes­ti­val with ex­tra tick­ets. Tick­ets can be pur­chased via

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