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Event start: 6:30 pm
Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Modestas Pitrėnas
Soloists: Lilija Gubaidulina (soprano), Ieva Prudnikovaitė (mezzo-soprano), Edgaras Davidovičius (tenor)
Kaskados Piano Trio: Rusnė Mataitytė (violin), Edmundas Kulikauskas (cello), Albina Šikšniūtė (piano)
Programme: Anatolijus Šenderovas, Dmitry Shostakovich
A concert entitled “Cascades of Sounds” will mark the 20th anniversary of one of the most outstanding and productive Lithuanian chamber ensembles, the Kaskados Piano Trio. The trio of excellent musicians boasts an extensive repertoire, encompassing works from various historical periods, but dedicates most of its time and energy to fostering and promoting contemporary Lithuanian music. No wonder then that they decided to include the world premiere of Anatolijus Šenderovas’ Concerto for Piano Trio and Symphony Orchestra. The anniversary programme also features excerpts from his ballet Desdemona.
Modestas Pitrėnas will stand at the helm of the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, eagerly doing his “insanely captivating and fascinating job.” He is currently one of the leading Lithuanian conductors, a recipient of Lithuanian National Arts and Culture Prize and Baltic Assembly Prize and Principal Conductor of the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra. Together with soloists Lilija Gubaidulina (soprano), Ieva Prudnikovaitė (mezzo-soprano) and Edgaras Davidovičius (tenor), he will lead the orchestra in the performance of Dmitry Shostakovich’s song cycle From Jewish Folk Poetry. The programme will be rounded off with the performance of Shostakovich’s Ninth Symphony.