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Baltic States: October Event Guide


October 09-29, 6th Priit Parn Animated Film Festival PPAFF 2017, Tapa parish, Tapa

The festival offers workshops and seminars, and screenings of animation, which have had successful festival runs, by both Estonian and world renowned animators. The films of the festival can be seen all over Estonia. Additional information: Indrek Jurtšenko, +372 529 0785, indrek.jurtsenko@tapa.ee Find out more at www.ppaff.eu 



October 19, The Latvian National Symphony Orchestra Concert A Cello’s Algorhythm, Great Guild, Riga

The concert is dedicated to the jubilee of Eleonora Testeleca – a fiery cellist and phenomenal pedagogue. The program includes the professor’s beloved Schelomo by Bloch, with LNSO’s principal cellist Diana Ozolina playing the solo part. The program also features Janis Ivanovs' poignant, moving concerto with Eriks Krisfelds, and a concerto by igneous Bulgarian composer Tabakova with Kristine Blaumane. Rumour has it, there will also be a piece for a cello choir, written specifically for the concert. To buy tickets please go to www.bilesuparadize.lv 


October 26, Contemporary Dance Performance Auction, Art Museum Riga Bourse, Riga

Auction is a contemporary dance and theatrical thinking connecting a discourse with contemporary fine arts and painting. The performance focuses on a physical action which can be interpreted as a dance and a theatrical act. The further and final aim is to realize a fine art product which defines the stage act as a fine art gesture series. Gergye Krisztián’s work is marked by a fine art approach and his art of dance can be discovered in his picture created at the end of the process. The resulting picture is offered “for sale”. In case the picture is not sold, it is destroyed on the spot. Hungarian dancer, choreographer-director Gergye KrisztiЗn (1976) seeks the purest and most straightforward way of formulation in the case of all topics and ideas, the genre which is the closest to the idea and the form which is the most unambiguous symbol of the idea.


October 27, Latvian Radio Choir Concert Day and Night, St. Peter’s Church, Riga

If you are an early bird, you will experience peace in the evening and silence at night. If you are an experienced owl, you will hear the magic of sunrise sounds and the eagerness of the dawn. Night, morning, day and evening include the miraculous appearance and disappearance of the Sun, and that is the dramatic content of the new program produced by the artistic director of the Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava, “Around-the-Clock or 1440.” The around-the-clock colors involve new opuses that offer views of modern Latvians.  The compositions for the Latvian Radio choir – harp, percussion and electronics, are by recipients of the Latvian Great Music Award, Maija Einfelde and Santa Ratniece, as well as by Aleksejs Pegusevs, a graduate from the composition class taught by Juris Karlsons, a fan of chamber and vocal music, and the recipient of numerous awards.  The program will feature a diverse amount of skills and different styles, involving improvisations by the virtuoso percussionist Ivo Kruskops and music by Juris Karlsons, Anete Asmane, Andrejs Selickis and Eriks Esenvalds. To buy tickets please go to www.bilesuparadize.lv



October 20-29, Contemporary Music Festival Gaida, various venues in Vilnius

Gaida is the most prominent festival of modern music in Lithuania and in all the Baltic countries, and one of the most important music forums in Central and Eastern Europe, reflecting and presenting a broad sweep of the latest creative processes and newest musical tendencies in Europe and the world. Gaida is open to music and innovative art of all different traditions and all geographical sources. The festival introduces the Vilnius audience to the finest achievements of contemporary world music, the most famous musicians are invited to the festival and the most impressive works are performed. Gaida presents creations from many different genres, from symphonic orchestra concerts to electronic music, innovative multimedia projects, music theatre, sound installations and club events. The events of Gaida are always associated with new ideas of modern times, highest quality and innovations, and they take place in the main concert halls of Vilnius: the National Philharmonic, National Opera and Ballet Theatre, Congress Concert Hall, National Drama Theatre, Arts Printing House, Contemporary Art Centre, etc. For more please go to www.vilniusfestivals.lt/EN/gaida-festival/ 


October 12 – November 05, Film Festival Inconvenient Films, Vilnius cinema theatres

Inconvenient Films is an international competitive human rights documentary film festival taking place in various cities and towns across Lithuania. Established in 2007 as an annual film event, it is currently the biggest documentary film festival in the country and the only film festival of this kind in the Baltic States region. The festival invites filmmakers, experts, activists and the festival audience to appreciate and discuss the role of documentaries in reflecting and shaping our understanding of reality. The mission of this festival is to use award winning author driven films in raising awareness about human rights issues around the world, encouraging public debate on ways to address them. The Festival’s International Competition is dedicated to the films by new filmmakers – their first or second feature documentary. Films are selected considering artistic value, filmmaking skills and revelation of a relevant human rights topic. The Best Film is selected and awarded by an international jury. All films screened during the Inconvenient Films festival are eligible to win the Audience Choice award. The winner of the award is chosen directly by spectators. For more information please visit www.nepatoguskinas.lt 


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