Merūnas Vitulskis and Lukas Pačkauskas revived one of the most famous Lithuanian songs of all time, "Time", which Lukas twenty years ago made with maestro Virgilio Noreiko. It is symbolic that the place of the maestro today was occupied by Merūnas, whom V. Noreika appointed as his successor.
"In December, I organize a concert tour" World Classics Hits "and I really wanted to include Lithuanian pop classics in the program." Time "was a song that immediately came to mind. songs and clip ", – said Merūnas.
"We wanted to make the song fresh and comfortable. When we filmed the video, we tried to show how our Vilnius changed in the twentieth year, how much technology has improved. That's why one of the most beautiful shots of the shots was shot by a dron that flew around a glassy and I remember that in 1998, when we made our first time recording, we were glad to find an amusement park with light at the then Sports Palace, but the city was not very light, "said Lukas.
"Time" is an exceptional part of Lithuanian pop music history. As Luke recalled, twenty years ago the song was a brave attempt. Then the classical world was very far from pop music. "A long, maybe even a bad word. We got waste. People did not sing along with classical artists before" time "in Lithuania," Lukas recalls.
Twelve years ago, the young repertoire Lukas, the author of the music Time Martynas Puchovičius and the songwriter Justas Mamontovas, did not think that the song would become so popular and would not believe Maestro Virgilio Noreika would have agreed to do it. But the rumor about the opera proved to be a simple and widespread person. That's why the duo was very successful. "V. Noreika always told me: Do not be afraid to connect with the younger generation and undertake experiments, so you will remain modern. That is why this clip and the new version of the song is my way of expressing respect for my teacher and once again forgiving to him, "Merūnas said.
He remembered that he had "time," then gave a big impression to the teenager. "It was a revolutionary song, I heard it in my friend's car, I find it on the radio. Before Tenor's career, I was still far from the moon. But when I heard" Time, "I believed for the first time in my life that I would not even be it was bored for the classics. And then, time settled everything I never announced: I composed a maestro party in this song ", – said Merūnas.
Asked about the "World Classics Hits" that took place in December, Merrone compared with the sport: "This is a vocal preparation. I have found many interfaces between sports and vocals. Since this is the same training for muscles, I just do not see my muscles from outside And the program will be so complex that it will require all my vocal vocal muscles. At the venues in Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipeda, we initially planned only three important concerts of "World Classics", but began to call the cultural centers of small towns and ask them to they do not forget that everyone does not come to the arena, so we decided to connect smaller towns in the arena with a string quartet. "
The concert of the "World Classics Hits" concert will be celebrated on 26 December with the Vilnius Symphony Orchestra. – in the arena "Švyturys" in Klaipėda on December 29th. – Kaunas on the arena "Žalgiris" and on the last day of the year – in the arena "Siemens" in Vilnius.
Tour "World Classics Hits" with the symphonic quartet: November 29 – Plungė, December 1 – Kedainiai, December 2 – Ukmerge, 13 October – Taurage, 14 June – Telšiai, 15 May – Birštonas, June 16 – in Siauliai, 18th day – in Mažeikiai, 19 – Panevezys, 20 December – Marijampolė, 21 October – in Alitus