Christmas PoemTo mark the 25th anniversary of including Vilnius’ Old Town into UNESCO World Heritage list
NINO ROTA – Concerto for strings
JOSEPH HAYDN – Symphony No. 6 in D major (Le Matin), Hob. I:6
ERNEST CHAUSSON – Poem for violin and orchestra, Op. 25
MAURICE RAVEL – Rhapsody for violin and orchestra Tzigane
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS – Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso for violin and orchestra, Op. 28
On the second day of Christmas the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra and its Artistic Director violinist Sergej Krylov always grace the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall.
Effervescent musicianship, intense lyricism and beguiling tonal beauty belong to the qualities that have secured Sergej Krylov’s place among today’s most renowned performers. In recent years he has appeared with the world’s top collectives such as Staatskapelle Dresden, the St Petersburg Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic orchestras, Russian National Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Filarmonica della Scala, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, NHK SymphonyTokyo, Budapest Festival Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Tonight Krylov will treat the audience to its favourites – Chausson, Ravel and Saint-Saëns’ virtuoso opuses.
25 years ago, on December 17, 1994 at the World Heritage Committee’s 18th session, held in Thailand, Vilnius Historic Centre was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list as having outstanding universal value. The Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra dedicates tonight’s concert to this significant event.