The international Baltic Sea Festival‘s programme spans seven festival days of first-class music and seven livestreamed conversations, where some of the most interesting personalities from our region come together to talk about music and sustainability. In Lithuania, the talks are held with one of Europe’s brightest composer stars Justė Janulytė and award-winning multimedia journalist Berta Tilmantaitė. The talk is moderated by Swedish Radio journalist Fredrik Wadström.

Date: 26th of August
Time: 19:00
Venue: Martynas Mažvydas library, Conference hall
Price: event is free of charge. However, due to limited number of participants – registration is mandatory. Registration deadline: 22nd of August. Register here.

After the conversation, a concert “The Mermaid”, performed by the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of guest conductor Klaus Mäkelä, is broadcast live from the Berwaldhallen. H C Andersen’s beloved story The Little Mermaid is musically and imaginatively interpreted by Alexander Zemlinsky. World-famous cellist Truls Mørk will visit Berwaldhallen several times this season, but this will be the first, where he’ll perform Ernest Bloch’s beautiful, Hebrew rhapsody, Schelomo. The ocean theme is completed by Debussy’s billowing La Mer.

More about the event here, about the international Baltic Sea Festival here.