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Pažaislis Music Festival

Pažaislis Music Festival


The music show that continues longest in Lithuania is the Pažaislis Music Festival in Kaunas which each year lasts for 3 months. It is annually held in Pažaislis monastery which distinguishes in its beautiful buildings erected on the western coast of Kaunas Lagoon. Incidentally, the Pažaislis monastery is reputed as one of the best baroque examples in the North and East Europe of the 17th century.

The main conception of this festival held annually since 1996 is to popularize classical music, to brighten Lithuanian music life in summer. Traditionally professional kapellmeisters, musicians and musical ensembles are represented here, the international culture dialog and cooperation is encouraged. Nowadays the festival is a concurrent part of Kaunas summer as events are affordable for all people, in many churches free of charge concerts are arranged.

Usually great variety of music genres can be heard there : from early Joseph Haydn works to up to date modern opera, from grand vocal and instrumental music concerts to exclusive recitals.

Pažaislis Music Festival is a perfect event where attendants can expect to hear some absolutely untraditional consonances..