Lithuanian Culture Institute

Programme of the project



March 26

8.30 p.m.
Concert by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
Soloist: Francesco Piemontesi (piano)

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra


Mieczysław Weinberg: Symphony No. 2

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto in B flat major, KV 595

Ludwig van Beethoven: “Leonore Overture No. 3 in C major”


Location: As a video live stream from the Herkulessaal, Munich

Music and conversation from 8:05 p.m.

Organizer: Bayerischer Rundfunk


June 16

8.30 p.m.

World premiere of an orchestral work of Justė Janulytė by the Munich Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Clemens Schuldt

Conductor: Clemens Schuldt

Soloist: Francesco Piomentesi (piano)

Munich Chamber Orchestra


Justė Janulytė: “Apnea”

Commissioned by musica femina münchen e. V. – World premiere

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major KV 503

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D major KV 504 “Prager”


Location: Mozart Festival Würzburg, Würzburg

Organizer: 100th Mozart Festival in Würzburg, Munich Chamber Orchestra


June 17

6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Subscription concert in the Prinzregententheater

Conductor: Clemens Schuldt

Soloist: Francesco Piomentesi (piano)

Munich Chamber Orchestra


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major KV 503

Justė Janulytė: “Apnea”

Commissioned by musica femina münchen e. V. – World premiere
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 38, D major KV 504

Location: Prinzregententheater, Munich

Organizer: Munich Chamber Orchestra


July 4

Theme concert for new music from the Baltic States

Performers: the / yellow / sound ensemble for current music

Head: Armando Merino


Music by Vykintas Baltakas, Justina Repečkaitė, Elis Hallik, Santa Bušs, Jānis Petraškevičs and Erkki-Sven Tüür

Location: Schwere Reiter Musik, Munich

Organizer: the / yellow / sound ensemble for current music


July 30 – August 11

Residency programs within the framework of the Lithuanian Year of Culture

Location: Blaibach

Žibuoklė Martinaitytė, a Lithuanian composer based in New York, and Gintaras Česonis, a Lithuanian photographer, professor at the Vilnius Art Academy and director of the Kaunas Photo Gallery, will come to Blaibach.


September 9-11

Atmospherics. Sound installation performances by Arturas Bumšteinas, Lina Lapelytė and Eye Gymnastics (Gailė Griciūtė and Viktorija Damerell)

Location: House of Art, Munich

Organizer: Haus der Kunst, Various Others

September 9, 6 p.m.
Lina Lapelytė: “Ladies”, “Pirouette”, ”Instructions for the Woodcutters”

September 10, 6:00 p.m.
Arturas Bumšteinas: “Navigational”

September 11, 6 p.m.
Eye Gymnastics: “Nothing Supernatural”


September 11

2.00-6.00 p.m.
Performance by Andrej Polukord – Galerie Uberall as part of the performance series in public space Various Others 2021 and the Lithuanian Year of Culture.
Location: Kunstraum München in the art area

Organizer: Various Others (curator Emily Barsi)


September 23

7 p.m.

“Without Distance”: Night of Lithuanian Literature

Contributors: Rimantas Kmita, Rasa Aškinytė.
Moderation: Elke Schmitter (Der Spiegel)
Reading: Sabrina Khalil, Michael Kranz

Music: Lithuanian jazz musicians

Location: Literaturhaus Munich and as a stream

Organizer: Stiftung Literaturhaus Munich


September 24-26

Lists! Lithuanian Jazz Nights

September 24, 8:30 p.m.

Brave noises

September 25, 8:30 p.m.

Viktorija Gečytė (Vik & The Vibe Tribe)

September 26, 8:30 p.m.

Dmitry Golovanov

Location: Jazzclub Unterfahrt, Munich

Organizer: Jazzclub Unterfahrt



Residency of the Lithuanian playwright Birutė Kapustinskaitė in the Residence Theater

Location: Residenztheater, Munich

Organizer: Residenztheater


October 6 – December 5

Art exhibition with works by Patricija Jurkšaitytė Shelters // Stay
Location: New gallery in the Höhmannhaus, Augsburg

Organizer: New gallery in the Höhmannhaus


October 7

7:00 p.m.

Contemporary poetry from Lithuania

Aušra Kaziliūnaitė, Giedrė Kazlauskaitė, Marius Burokas read their poems. In conversation: Tomas Venclova, his translator Cornelius Hell and Michael Krüger

Location: Lyrik Kabinett, Munich

Organizer: Lyrik Kabinett Foundation


October 7

Lithuanian pop music at the Nuremberg Pop Festival (online stream)

shishi, Afrodelic, Timid Kooky, Junior A

Organizer: Nürnberg Pop Festival


28-29 October

October 28, 7.15 p.m., 9.45 p.m.

October 29, 7.15 p.m., 9.45 p.m.

Lithuanian experimental music at the Augsburg media art festival LAB30

Arturas Bumšteinas. Double life of a pipe organ

Arturas Bumšteinas, Mėta Gabrielė Pelegrimaitė, Elisabeth Römer

Organizer: Augsburg Art Laboratory LAB30


November 18-21

Without distance – Lithuanian culture in Bavaria very close

Location: Konzerthaus Blaibach

Organizer: Blaibach Concert Hall


November 18, 7:00 p.m.

Gintaras Česonis: Ancient Woods. Vernissage – concert hall foyer

November 19, 7:00 p.m.

Concert by the Synaesthesis ensemble

Žibuoklė Martinaitytė, Hadal Zone

November 20, 7:00 p.m.

Concert by the Aidija Chamber Choir

November 21, 11 a.m.

Concert by Martynas Levickis

Works by Glass, Bach, Angelis, Mahler, Brown; Lithuanian folk songs Albeniz


The project “Without Distance: Lithuanian Culture in Bavaria 2021” is organized by the Lithuanian Culture Institute (LCI) and the Cultural Attachée of the Republic of Lithuania in Germany, in cooperation with the Lithuanian Embassy and numerous cooperation partners in Bavaria and Lithuania, with the kind support of the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture .