A rare form of concert today, the violin recital, reminds of both an antiquated aristocratic genre and an original avant-garde position. It also balances between eccentricity (or acrobatics) and the high tension sound show. Violinist Sergei Krylov resolved to take a one man’s stand on stage: on November 26th, Wednesday, at 7 pm, he is going to present a retrospective of major violin works, ranging from Bach to Berio, at the National Philharmonic Hall.
On November 22nd, the orchestral series of the National Philharmonic Hall presents romantic works for violin and orchestra by Ernest Chausson and Henryk Wieniawski and the famous Requiem by Maurice Duruflé. Featured in this programme are the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra under maestro Juozas Domarkas, the Kaunas State Choir and three young and promising soloists – Diana Galvydytė (violin), Jovita Vaškevičiūtė (mezzo-soprano) and Dainius Stumbras (baritone).
The orchestral series at the National Philharmonic Hall continues with the performance of French and Swedish music on November 15th. The Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO) under Robertas Šervenikas will present to the audience the works by two French and two Swedish composers, while the solo part will be performed by the brilliant Swedish clarinettist and frequent guest in Lithuania – Håkan Rosengren.
This Saturday (November 8th, at 7 pm), the National Philharmonic presents pianist Edvinas Minkštimas – a performer, who has been currently residing overseas but has nevertheless remained true to his early inspirations, such as the world of Nordic poetry, Baltic mythology and other images of the Baltic region. At the orchestral concert in Vilnius, on November 8th, Edvinas Minkštimas, together with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra under Modestas Pitrėnas, will perform the Third Piano Concerto by Béla Bartók, saturated with reflections of the Hungarian soundscapes.