5 January. The 12 Violoncelli performance, which was scheduled to take place in Kaunas Žalgiris Arena, has been postponed to 14 February due to the European Figure Skating Championships, which unexpectedly started at the same time.
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The deadline for returning tickets is 1 November.
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Mantas Jankavičius invites you to celebrate a special occasion together at the music and theatre show “12 Violoncelli”
Mantas Jankavičius, a talented and charismatic showman, invites you to a special celebration – his 25th birthday on stage. On the occasion of this anniversary, together with the country’s most talented professionals, the performer is creating an authentic music, theatre and cinema show that is a must see for everyone. Three unique concerts, 12 cellos and 12 stories will be performed on the biggest stages in the country – Zalgirio Arena in Kaunas, Švyturio Arena in Klaipėda and Compensa Concert Hall in Vilnius.
Undoubtedly, the concert will feature Mantas’ most popular tracks and latest singles, but this time in a completely new and different sound, together with a special musical phenomenon on the Lithuanian stage – the 12 Cello Orchestra and a live band.
In these performances, Mantas’s works will be combined with open stories, using theatre and video motifs. “This is not just a concert, it is a life and a philosophy that will come together to form a single whole – twelve stories, twelve major episodes of my life. From the lightness of childhood, the rebellion of adolescence, to maturity, family, projection into the future and finally old age. With all the joys and failures, ups and downs. In this performance I will tell my story, but I think everyone will recognise a part of themselves – we are all a bit alike,” says the artist.
According to Mantas, who has extensive experience not only in music, but also in theatre and cinema, the number twelve was chosen for a reason – it is close to us every day.
“We often look at the clock, at the calendar, the cosmos and our daily life also revolve around this number. There are many connections, meanings and symbolism. It is no coincidence that we have chosen the twelfth month for the performances, and the content will also tell exactly twelve life stories.”
The concerts will also be graced by twelve cellos, which, according to the performer, are not only a visually beautiful and scenic instrument, but also have their own little-known magic.
“For me, the magic of the cello is that its range most closely matches that of the human voice,” says Mantas. – It’s the closest equivalent to the human vocal, and since this concert is about human beings, the cello symbolically stands up to this part”.
The strongest Lithuanian artists are working on the 12 Cello Concerts: the innovative lighting and scenic designer Arvydas Buinauskas, the composer and one of the best arrangers Jievaras Jasinskis. The director Indrė Juškutė is creating video content especially for these concerts, which will add cinematic elements to the live concerts.
Mantas Jankavičius is a singer-songwriter who started experimenting with music when he was only 13, has released studio albums, received several awards for best performer, and is a long-time teacher of the TV project “Lietuvos balsas” (Voice of Lithuania).
Mantas has played leading roles in the musicals “Love and Death in Verona”, “The Cathedral of Paris”, “The Legend of Sigismund Augustus and Barbora Radvilaitė”, “Egle the Serpent’s Queen”, “Mažvydas” and others. He also played leading roles in D. Ulvydas’s “Tadas Blinda: The Beginning” and “On the Road” (directed by R. Marcinkus). On the theatre stage, he played the main roles in D. Kazlauskas’ play “Laisvi buttereliai” and A. Cholina’s “Tango in fa”.