The King David

2017 January 21, Saturday, 19.00
Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius
Performers
Soloists:
KRISTINA ZMAILAITĖ (soprano)
RITA NOVIKAITĖ (mezzo-soprano)
EDMUNDAS SEILIUS (tenor)
Narrator RIMANTAS BAGDZEVIČIUS
VILNIUS State Choir
(Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Artūras Dambrauskas)
ČESLOVAS SASNAUSKAS CHAMBER CHOIR
(leader Mindaugas Radzevičius)
Programme
The King David

ARTHUR HONEGGER – Oratorio Le Roi David

Maestro Juozas Domarkas leads the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and Lithuanian soloists Kristina Zmailaitė, Rita Novikaitė, Edmundas Seilius and Rimantas Bagdzevičius as well as two choirs (Vilnius State Choir and Č. Sasnauskas’ Chamber Choir) in an impressive 20th-century oratorio Le roi David by Arthur Honegger, a French composer of Swiss heritage. In 1921, conceived as an incidental music for a small ensemble of 16 musicians the composition has grown into a huge musical story in two years. It tells a biblical story of King David’s life from the time he was a shepherd to his conquests in battle, his rise to power, his lust for another man’s wife, his agony over his son’s death, his disobedience to God, and finally to his own death. In musical terms, Honegger’s oratorio captivates because he combined different styles of music in one complete work. Honegger used compositional techniques ranging from Gregorian chant to Baroque to jazz.    

Ticket prices
10, 15, 20, 30 Eur
 
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