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From the French Music Treasury

From the French Music Treasury

2018 February 3, Saturday, 19.00
Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall , Vilnius
Performers
(Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Modestas Pitrėnas)
Soloist PHILIPPE GRAFFIN (violin)
Programme
From the French Music Treasury

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS – Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61
CÉSAR FRANCK – Symphony in D minor

Tonight the National Philharmonic Society welcomes French violinist Philippe Graffin and conductor Robertas Šervenikas. The violin virtuoso and the Lithuanian master of the baton have been collaborating for more than a decade during which they have introduced many a various programme at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall.

Graffin has shared the stage with Menuhin, Rostropovich, Argerich and Commisiona among other celebrities. The violinist is a dedicatee of works by Shchedrin, Lobanov and also of Violin Concerto Jeux by Vytautas Barkauskas.

Lithuanian music connoisseurs rejoice at Maestro Šervenikas’ recent success in Germany – rave reviews of his collaboration with the Bavarian State Symphony Orchestra in the production of ballet Anna Karenina at the Bavarian State Opera in November 2017. 

“Robertas Šervenikas shows a courageous approach conducting the Bavarian State Orchestra. He manages the floating transitions between the completely opposite compositions cleverly chosen by Christian Spuck, which are only united by the main instrument – the piano. Sergei Rachmaninov’s romantic turmoil illustrates the exuberance of feelings, and Witold Lutoslavski’s noisy rhythms stand for the real and imagined threats of a love to death. Bravo to conducting like that!” wrote Eva-Elisabeth Fischer in Süddeutsche Zeitung, the influential German daily.

Tonight Graffin, Šervenikas and the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra present monumental symphonic opuses by French romanticists Camille Saint-Saëns and César Franck.

Ticket prices
10, 15, 20, 30 Eur
 
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