Classical Pianist Edvinas Minkstimas: Lithuanian Legacies

Monday, February 2, 7:30pm-9:30pm, UAA Recital Hall ARTS 150

Edvinas Minkstimas performs Songs of the Vilnius Ghetto and compositions by Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875-1911), Anatolijus Senderovas (b. 1945, Lithuanian Jewish composer), and virtuoso selections by Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, Schubert, Gershwin.

“Cultural Roots of Lithuanian and Jewish History”

Tuesday, February 3, 5:00pm-7:00pm, UAA Campus Bookstore

Guest speakers include classical Lithuanian pianist Edvinas Minkstimas, Rabbi Michael Oblath, Curtis Murphy, Leslie Fried and Svaja Worthington.  Lithuanian history, music, poetry, and culture are highlighted.

Svaja Worthington: M. K. Čiurlionio (1875 - 1911) "De Profundis”

Curtis Murphy: The Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Vilnius, and the Jewish Community: A Brief History"

Rabbi Michael Oblath:  "The Intimate Jewish Experience in Lithuania"

Edvinas Minkstimas:  The need to revive and disseminate Lithuanian Jewish cultural legacy & music.

Poetry readings by Leslie Fried:  “Dancing from Warsaw to Vilna in Black and White”

Svaja Worthington & Leslie Fried:  Bilingual recitations of poems by Judita Vaičiūnaitė

Svaja Worthington: Joseph Brodsky’s “Lithuanian Nocturne”

These events were sponsored by the Hon. Consul from the State of Alaska to the Republic of Lithuania, Congregation Beth Sholom, Alaska Jewish Museum, UAA Campus Bookstore, UAA Music Dept., UAA History Dept., Chilkoot Charlies, and others.

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