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Night Serenades 2013

Night Serenades 2013

2013-07-30 - 2013-08-03
Palanga

Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra Summer Series

 In one of the most beautiful places on the Lithuanian sea coast, in Palanga Amber Museum, concerts of the 43th season of the festival “Night Serenades” are held in early August. These evenings with exceptional atmosphere bring classical music performers and listeners closer. Since 1971, the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society organizes unique series of concerts by the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra (LCO) in Palanga Amber Museum; every year listeners are invited to enjoy classical music in the open air.

 

Nesting on the Baltic seashore the neo-renaissance residence of the Count Tiškevičius Family was built at the end of 19th century. The surrounding park designed by French landscape architect Édouard François André provides excellent backdrop to graceful classical music performed on the terrace of the palace. These concerts draw not only holidaymakers, but also renowned performers.

 

For over four decades, the Night Serenades hosted the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra’s collaboration with a number of Lithuanian and international musicians including violinists Gidon Kremer, Oleg Kagan, Tatyana Grindenko, Susanna Yoko Henkel and Vilhelmas Čepinskis, cellists Natalya Gutman, Karina Georgian, Mark Drobinsky, Vytautas Sondeckis and Denis Shapovalov, clarinettist Eddy Vanoosthuyse, trumpeter Andrei Kavalinski to name but a few.

 

This extremely popular and renowned event was initiated by Prof. Saulius Sondeckis, the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the central figure of the Night Serenades. Today the LCO continues to pursue the tradition under the baton of its new Artistic Director and Conductor – violinist Sergej Krylov, who combines respect for tradition with innovative ideas.

 

The works Classical masters, performed by the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra together with an illustrious lineup of guest soloists for the 42nd season in a row, seems like a kind of an old custom. But instead of being die-hard traditionalism, it is a living form and spirit of a tradition that has preserved its authenticity and an aura shaped by the music, the musicians, the place and the audience alike.

 

As if taking heed of the neo-classicist architecture of the Count Tiškevičius’ palace, the LCO offers programmes displaying classical features. The event has fascinating repertoire diversity. Concert programs include polyphonically intertwined accords of J. Pachelbel's famous canon; elating four concertos “The Four Seasons” written in 1723 by the Italian composer A. Vivaldi, who was affectionately nicknamed “il Prete Rosso” ("The Red Priest") by his countrymen because of his red hair; musical greatness revealed in G. F. Handel’s operas or transparent world of J. Haydn’s sounds, and playful W. A. Mozart's masterpieces. Works of refined baroque or rational classicism are complemented with musical harmonies of subsequent eras, which reflect the romantic environment of the park: passionate melodies of G. Bizet's opera "Carmen", witty passages from G. Donizetti’s, F. Lehar's works, symphonic works with amazing colourful orchestration by Italian master O. Respighi and English composer G. Holst. Traditionally, the series of concerts open with the Serenade “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” by the genius of the Classical era, W. A. Mozart; this piece has eventually become a standard for subtle interpretations of the orchestra and the musical signature of the Festival.

 

LCO starts the 43th season of “Night Serenades” with conductors Robertas Šervenikas and Modestas Pitrėnas, joined by bright Lithuanian performers – singers Lauryna Bendžiūnaitė and Merūnas Vitulskis, and also guests of the festival – flutist Sefika Kultluer, mezzo-soprano Nadezhda Hadzheva and famous viola player Maxim Rysanov. The four evenings of the festival are crowned with convivial musical fiesta. It’s an original duo of two brilliant artists – violist Maxim Rysanov, who stages performances at the world's most prestigious concert halls, and the charismatic artistic director of LCO and soloist Sergei Krylov.

 

in Palanga Amber Museum; every year listeners are invited to enjoy classical music in the open air.

 

Nesting on the Baltic seashore the neo-renaissance residence of the Count Tiškevičius Family was built at the end of 19th century. The surrounding park designed by French landscape architect Édouard François André provides excellent backdrop to graceful classical music performed on the terrace of the palace. These concerts draw not only holidaymakers, but also renowned performers.

 

For over four decades, the Night Serenades hosted the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra’s collaboration with a number of Lithuanian and international musicians including violinists Gidon Kremer, Oleg Kagan, Tatyana Grindenko, Susanna Yoko Henkel and Vilhelmas Čepinskis, cellists Natalya Gutman, Karina Georgian, Mark Drobinsky, Vytautas Sondeckis and Denis Shapovalov, clarinettist Eddy Vanoosthuyse, trumpeter Andrei Kavalinski to name but a few.

This extremely popular and renowned event was initiated by Prof. Saulius Sondeckis, the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the central figure of the Night Serenades. Today the LCO continues to pursue the tradition under the baton of its new Artistic Director and Conductor – violinist Sergej Krylov, who combines respect for tradition with innovative ideas.

 

The works Classical masters, performed by the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra together with an illustrious lineup of guest soloists for the 43th season in a row, seems like a kind of an old custom. But instead of being die-hard traditionalism, it is a living form and spirit of a tradition that has preserved its authenticity and an aura shaped by the music, the musicians, the place and the audience alike.

Organisers:

Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society

 

Venue:

Palanga Amber Museum

(Vytauto g. 17, Palanga)

Note: In case of rain, the concerts are moved to the museum's Fireplace Chamber.

 

Contact:

  

Egidijus Mikšys

Director of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra

Tel: +370 5 266 52 25

Fax: +370 5 266 52 70

E-mail: egidijus.miksysfilharmonija.lt

 

All concerts start at 8 pm.

 

Ticketing Information

Tickets can be purchased at BILIETAI LT Box Offices and online at www.bilietai.lt (service charges apply). Tickets are also available at the concert venue one hour prior to the start of the performance. Tickets at Lt30. Discounts available.

 
 
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