Midnight Sun

2017 June 7, Wednesday, 19.00
Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall (Aušros vartų st. 5), Vilnius
Soloist MARIO BRUNELLO (cello, Italy)
Midnight Sun

GUSTAV MAHLER – Adagietto. Sehr langsam from the Symphony No. 5
JUSTĖ JANULYTĖ – Midnight Sun for cello and orchestra (premiere, the Vilnius Festival’s commission)
FELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY – Concert overture Ruy Blas, Op. 95; Symphony No. 4 in A major Italian, Op. 90

Tonight the stage is graced by the fixed participant of the Vilnius Festival – the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and its Principal Conductor Modestas Pitrėnas. The Lithuanian musicians team up with Italian cellist Mario Brunello whose stunning international career was set out by his victory at the prestigious Tchaikovsky International Competition in 1986. Since then, the cellist has appeared with some of the world’s most prestigious orchestras including London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Philadelphia Orchestra and NHK Symphony Tokyo to name but a few. He has collaborated with conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Claudio Abbado, Seiji Ozawa, Ton Koopman and Zubin Mehta among other legendary masters of the baton. Tonight Brunello is entrusted with the solo part in the world premiere of Midnight Sun (the Festival’s commission) by Lithuanian composer Justė Janulytė. In addition the concert programme features the fourth movement Adagietto from Mahler’s Fifth Symphony in C minor. Due to its rivetingly melancholic endless melody Adagietto is often referred to as the quintessence of the lyric symphonic repertoire. The audience will also be offered two symphonic opuses my Mendelssohn: overture Ruy Blas, a musical delineation of Hugo’s novel, and the Fourth Symphony, the album of the composer’s recollections from Italy, brimming with Italian melodies and dance rhythms.

Sponsor of the concert – „Turkish Airlines“
Partner of the concert – Italian Institute of Culture in Vilnius

Ticket prices
15 Eur

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