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Symphony of Destiny

Symphony of Destiny

Closing of the Vilnius Festival
2021 June 22, Tuesday, 19.00
Lithuanian National Philharmonic Concert Hall, Vilnius

Concert moved from 19 December 2020 and 24 April 2021, the tickets remain valid

Symphony of Destiny

Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 5 in E flat major (Emperor), Op. 73;
Symphony No. 5 in C minor (Destiny), Op. 67



The programme of the closing concert of this year’s Vilnius Festival symbolically reminds that in 2020 the whole world celebrated the 250th birth anniversary of this Viennese classicist.

This evening, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Modestas Pitrėnas, collaborates with Maestra Mūza Rubackytė, a Lithuanian pianist who has gained probably the widest international recognition. “From Liszt’s 24 Etudes to the cycle Années de pèlerinage”, “From Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues to Čiurlionis’ works” – these descriptions only partially summarise the pianist’s extremely rich and varied repertoire. Not to mention many other activities of the musician!

As a versatile cultural figure, Rubackytė has played an important role in promulgation of Lithuania’s image. She serves as a jury member in major international competitions (Pretoria, Cleveland, Utrecht, Parma, F. Liszt in Weimar, B. Bartok in Budapest, etc.), teaches at world universities and conservatories, leads international master classes, is the founder and artistic director of the Vilnius Piano Music Festival.

The pianist has recorded more than 30 CDs released on Marco Polo, Naxos, Lyrinx, Ligia, Warner Classics, Opera Omnia, Brilliant Classics, Doron (the latter issued 6 CD series Great Lithuanian Live Recordings featuring concerti with the orchestra). The pianist returns to Lithuania regularly, performing as a soloist with orchestras or giving complex recitals.

Tonight’s programme offers two monumental musical peaks of the Viennese classicist: his last piano concerto, entitled Emperor, and the Fifth Symphony, which has left a strong impression on almost everyone, and is often referred to as the Fate Symphony.

Ticket prices
15, 20, 30, 40 Eur

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