Contemporary Music Festival GAIDA

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Country and Region LithuaniaVilnius
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania
Festival Contact Information

Contemporary Music Festival GAIDA
A.Mickevičiaus 29
08117 Vilnius
Phone: (370) 5-212-36-11, or (370) 5-272-17-27

Festival Description

GAIDA is the biggest and most renowned festival of contemporary music in Lithuania. Held in Vilnius every year since 1991, it is one of the most important forums of new music in Central and Eastern Europe. In the last ten years the festival has become a prestigious event not only for audiences from Vilnius and Lithuania but also for foreign audiences, who in the past five years have attended the festival concerts in increasingly large numbers.
GAIDA introduces Vilnius audiences to the finest achievements of world contemporary music. The most well-known musical performers are invited to the festival, and the most successful pieces of music are performed. Only the newest Lithuanian musical works, specially commissioned fromcomposers, are presented during the festival. No other festival held in Lithuania commissions as many works from Lithuanian composers as GAIDA. GAIDA presents works from many different genres: from chamber music and symphonic concerts to electronic music, multimedia projects, music theater, sound installations and club events.

Festival Dates October 22 - 31, 2010
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