The first memorial plaque was opened in 1982 to commemorate 100th birth anniversary of J. Bendorius.
It bore an inscription: „This is the house where honored Lithuanian composer and educator Jonas Bendorius lived, 1913-1920”. The author of the plaque is sculptor Kęstutis Balčiūnas. Jonas Bendorius (born August 15, 1889 Skaisčiai village, Liubavas, Marijampolė district – June 27, 1954 Palanga) was a composer, organist, choir conductor, educator. He staged first Lithuanian opera „Birutė,”(by Mikas Petrauskas) together with Algimantas Iešmantas in 1920. After the graduation from Warsaw institute in 1920, Jonas Bendorius moved to Marijampolė where he worked as a teacher, organist. He was a co-creator (together with A.Iešmantas ir M.Gustaitis) of music, culture and drama society „Gabija”. Later on Bendorius graduated from Leipzig Music Conservatory and worked as a music professor in Kaunas. From 1945 to 1949 he was a director of Vilnius Conservatory. In 1945 he was awarded with the honorary title.
Inscription on the heritage object
- Address2, J. Bendorius Str./44, Bažnyčios Str., Marijampolė
- Authors/Creatorssculptor Kęstutis Balčiūnas
- Date1989 -
- Statusunregistered, cultural heritage site
- Not staying
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Literature and resources
1. Paminėta kompozitoriaus sukaktis : [apie memorialinės ekspozicijos, skirtos J. Bendoriui paminėti, atidarymą] / M. Gustaitis // Naujasis kelias. – 1989, rugpjūčio 24, Nr. 164, p. 3, iliustr.