PHILIP GLASS – Company for string orchestra
VLADAS JAKUBĖNAS – Serenade for cello and piano (arrangement by Arvydas Malcys)
PĒTERIS VASKS – Vientuļais eņģelis (Lonely Angel) for violin and string orchestra
THE BEATLES – „Across the Universe“ (Johannes Marmén arrangement)
TERRY RILEY – „Half-Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight“ for strings
JOSEPH HAYDN – Symphony No. 103 in E flat major, Hob. I:103 Mit dem Paukenwirbel (Drumroll)
The Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra performs with Hugo Ticciati, a violinist born in Great Britain who has received a great deal of public interest. Composer Arvo Pärt described this young performer as someone with a rare ability to convey the depth of music. Ticciati is admired for his intellectual approach to music making, which he associates with literature, philosophy and even meditation. Last season alone, the violinist has performed around the world in venues like Carnegie Hall in New York, Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Symphony Hall in Chicago, King’s Place and Wigmore Hall in London, Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ in Amsterdam. Ticciati is also the mastermind of tonight’s varied and interesting programme featuring composers of the 20th–21st centuries and Haydn, a Viennese classicist.
Cellist Rokas Vaitkevičius is a member and founder of one of the most prominent Lithuanian ensembles, the Mettis String Quartet; the principal cello of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra; a lecturer at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Active as a soloist, the cellist also collaborates with various ensembles in Lithuania and abroad, and has appeared with such musicians as Sergej Krylov, Mūza Rubackytė, Miguel da Silva, and the Cremona Quartet. With the Mettis Quartet, Vaitkevičius has performed at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Laeiszhalle in the Hamburg Philharmonic and the Grand Salon des Invalides in Paris.