Since the first Vilnius Festival in 1997 its primary idea has been to promote the historical and modern assets of world culture in society. Cooperation between Lithuanian and foreign musicians has fostered the creation of a multicultural music scene in Lithuania, as well as mutual tolerance and trust, and the discovery and support of new artistic forces. The organizers of Vilnius Festival seek to reflect the cultural experiences of different nations and eras in the festival program.
The festival fulfills the main points of its program by:
* commissioning a major work to a well-known Lithuanian composers * organizing a recital to a famous Lithuanian performer * inviting a foreign orchestra, opera, or ballet troupe * organizing an evening dedicated to a composer * organizing a concert dedicated to Renaissance and Baroque composers’ works * presenting a legendary jazz soloist or ensemble.