Is Romanticism really over? If yes, in what sense? Pianist Darius Mažintas and young-generation poet Egle Kirilauskaite will be answering these questions in an interactive manner, through poetry readings and piano compositions followed by a multi-layered discussion. The audience will be kindly invited to join the discussion on the reasons that led to the end of Romanticism. Its postmodern transformations will also be touched upon. The programme inspired by the dramatic love story of Frédéric Chopin and George Sand is a dedication to the composer’s 210th anniversary.
More about the event: http://www.vilnius-events.lt/en/event/poetry-music-night-the-end-of-romanticism/
Eglė Kirilauskaitė was educated as an English language specialist at Vilnius University, where she did her Bachelor’s in English Philology and Maser’s in English Studies. She has worked with the Romanian Embassy to the Republic of Lithuania, where she performed many diverse functions, including cultural ones. Two collections of poetry have been published by Egle. She is willingly sharing her creative works during interactive poetry reading events. After ten years of experience in translation, Eglė turned to the area of classical music, which she has always admired. Eglė is currently cooperating with Lithuanian pianist Darius Mažintas, with whom she is implementing various educational and interdisciplinary projects. She also works with Lithuanian tenor Kristian Benedikt on the local level. (info from: http://www.ascolta-artists.com/EN/who-we-are/)
Darius Mažintas is one of the most prominent Lithuanian pianists of a young generation. He is a winner of number of international piano competitions, including “A. Rubinstein Competition” (France, 2003), International Stasys Vainiūnas competition (2000), “Konzerteum” (Greece, 1998), “Citta di Senigalia” (Italy, 1996), “Virtuosi per musica di pianoforte” (Czech Republic, 1995), “Pietra Ligure” (Italy, 1997) and others. Mažintas actively performs as a soloist giving concerts in the USA, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Netherlands and other countries. (info from: https://www.operamusica.com/artist/darius-mazintas/#biography)
The Gdansk Poets Club and the Gdansk branch of the Association of Polish Authors invite everybody to a series of poetic meetings in local libraries in Gdańsk's Przymorze Wielkie district, Poland.
On the 25th of January 2019 an evening dedicated to the memory of the tragically deceased (murdered) President of Gdansk, Paweł Adamowicz, took place in the Oliwa Library (Gdansk, Poland).