Contemporary Music Festival
MUSIC OF CHANGES
Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra
Artistic Director Mindaugas Bačkus
Soloists Linas Valickas, Aidas Strimaitis (violins)
Conductor Mark Kadin (Russia)
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10 % off for group bookings (20 and more tickets to one event)
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The programme “Silent music,” presented by the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra, showcases contemporary music by Russian and Ukrainian composers. An idea to organise such showcase belongs to Mindaugas Bačkus, artistic director of the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra, who invited Russian conductor Mark Kadin to prepare this programme with the orchestra. As a result, it has solidified into a stylistically diverse panorama, comprising compositions by Dmitry Shostakovich, Alfred Schnittke, Valentin Silvestrov, and Iraida Yusupova. This music abounds with serious and sensuous, theatrical, comic and ironic moments.
For instance, in Schnittke’s Moz-Art à la Haydn we will hear the fragment from Mozart’s piece for a pantomime and see the variation on Haydn’s concept for the Farewell Symphony. Many other ciphered meanings and symbols will be hidden behind the concepts of both composers and performers; so the listeners will have to rely on their imagination and wit.