The Knights and Dames of Music
Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Arstistic Director and Chief Conductor Modestas Pitrėnas
Soloist Sergej Krylov (violin, Italy / Lithuania)
Conductor Giedrė Šlekytė
Programme: Johannes Brahms, Sofia Gubaidulina
"The Baltic States surprise us time and again with highly talented, profoundly trained and – at the same time – remarkably individual artistic personalities," wrote the foreign press about one of the youngest generation of Lithuanian conductors, Giedrė Šlekytė. Having completed conducting studies in Graz, Leipzig and Zurich, she has been engaged as 1st Kapellmeister at Stadttheater Klagenfurt (2016–18). She is currently appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Bruckner Orchester Linz and Assistant to General Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.
In this concert, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Giedrė Šlekytė will team up with violinist Sergej Krylov, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra.
Effervescent musicianship, intense lyricism and beguiling tonal beauty belong to the qualities that have secured Sergej Krylov's place among today's most renowned performers. "Sergej Krylov transfixed the house, fiddling with the kind of effortless lyricism, liquid flow and mercurial tones that distinguish the best violinists," observed The Times.
Together with the orchestra he will perform solo in Sofia Gubaidulina's Offertorium – a piece written and dedicated to Gidon Kremer, which brought the composer to international attention via Kremer's worldwide tours.
The second half of this concert will feature the Second Symphony by Johannes Brahms. It was composed in the summer of 1877, during a visit to Pörtschach am Wörthersee, a town in the Austrian province of Carinthia. Brahms wrote to his publisher that the symphony "is so melancholy that you will not be able to bear it. I have never written anything so sad, and the score must come out in mourning."
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