This recital is one among seven of Virginius Barkauskas’ events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Independence of Lithuania.
The recital engagements include St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC, St. Joseph’s Oratory of Montreal, Canada, the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, NY, St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh, PA, and the Washington National Cathedral in Washington D.C.
Virginius and Robertas performed together in various festivals and events, including Riga Dome Cathedral, Latvia, the National Philharmonic Hall in Vilnius, Lithuania. This is the debut concert for Robertas Beinaris in the United States.
Dr. Robertas Beinaris is a concert oboist, professor and the head of the Winds and Percussion Department at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMAT) in Vilnius. After graduating LMAT he studied at the National Conservatoire in Lyon, France with J. L. Capezzali and J. Guichard. He received his Doctorate degree in 2014 after having written the dissertation on “The oboe acoustic technological possibilities and innovations of modern expression “.
He is a member of the chamber ensemble Musica Humana of Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society, and a soloist of other chamber ensembles.
Among continuous performances throughout Europe, Dr. R. Beinaris gave outstanding solo performances with the symphony Orchestra della Toscana, Italy, the Tiroler Symphonie Orchestra Innsbruck, St. Petersburg, Russia, the Lvov Philharmonic Orchestra, Ukraine, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Kaunas, Lithuania and others. He performed with the orchestras of the Hundisburg International Academy, Kremerata Baltica, Camerata Klaipėda, Čiurlionis Quartet, Kaunas String Quartet.
Dr. Beinaris is the founder and the leader of the Oboe Quintet of Lithuania. In 2008 the Quintet won first place at the VIII the International competition “Music Without Boarders”. R. Beinaris took first prize at the International Jurijanu Andrejs Wind Instruments competition in 2001. In 2009 he won first prize as the best soloist at the Lithuanian Championship of wind ensembles. He often persuades Lithuanian composers to create new pieces for oboe and then performs them first. Dr. Beinaris organizes the international oboe competition of Liutauras Vėbra (LT), and he is the art manager of the International Oboe Festival and of the International Competition of Chamber Orchestras “Musical Aquarelle” (LT).
Dr. Beinaris published 10 CDs as a soloist and with various ensembles. He also writes in cultural publications in Lithuania and Latvia.
Long Island Lithuanian community is inviting for refreshments which will be served during intermission and after the recital.
Directions to The Cathedral of the Incarnation:
The Cathedral is only a few short blocks from the Garden City stop on the Hempstead Line of the Long Island Rail Road.
FROM NEW YORK CITY:
Long Island Exp. Exit 34, New Hyde Park Road, 3.3. miles to Stewart Avenue. Make left. Go 2.1 miles to Cherry Valley Avenue (Gold dome of Garden City Hotel visible beyond the intersection). Make left hand turn on Sixth Street (immediately after railroad overpass). Cathedral is on the right hand side of Sixth Street.
FROM NORTH SHORE OF LONG ISLAND:
Long Island Expy Exit 39S (Guinea Woods Road or Glen Cove Road) 3.5 miles OR Northern State Parkway Exit 31. 1.7 miles to Stewart Avenue (Glen Cove Road becomes Clinton Road in Garden City). Turn right and proceed three traffic lights to Hilton Avenue (Gold dome of Garden City Hotel is straight ahead). Turn left. Two blocks to Sixth Street make right hand turn on Sixth Street. Cathedral is on corner of Sixth and Cathedral Avenue (two blocks down).
FROM SOUTH SHORE OF LONG ISLAND:
Southern State Parkway Exit 17, Hempstead Avenue. Go north 2.5 miles to the intersection of Hempstead Tpke and Cathedral Avenue. Make left, Cathedral Avenue 1 mile to Sixth Street. Cathedral is on left side. Or: Southern State Parkway Exit 19, Peninsula Blvd. Go north ½ miles to President Street, make left turn. Follow road through curve, continue across Hempstead Tpke as name changes to Cathedral Avenue. Proceed 1 mile to Sixth Street. Enter Cathedral grounds on your left.