From Treasury of the Orchestra: Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt, Vytautas Bacevičius
RICHARD WAGNER – Overture to the opera Der fliegende Holländer
VYTAUTAS BACEVIČIUS – Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 4
FRANZ LISZT – Dante Symphony, S. 109
“Gabrielius Alekna is a true artist whose perfect technique and a rich culture are fully applied during his interpretation of musical works. The audience was immediately taken by his authority and his grand interpretation style with no reservations. In a world with so many false values, it is important to appreciate such an authentic and convincing artist”, wrote Dominique Merlet, a Concert Pianist, Honorary President of EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association), President of Nadia and Lili Boulanger International Foundation. After hearing Alekna play in the Workshop of Beethoven Piano Sonatas, the legendary pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim described him as “a highly gifted pianist and musician”. Tonight Alekna, a New York resident, performs the Forth Concerto by Vytautas Bacevičius, whose piano output was the topic of his doctoral dissertation. The Orchestra is led by Christopher Lyndon-Gee, the conductor of the highest erudition whose mentors were Leonard Bernstein, Bruno Maderna, Luciano Berio and Sylvano Bussotti. Maestro leads the LNSO in Overture to Wagner’s opera Der fliegende Holländer and Liszt’s Dante Symphony, an extremely complicated romantic opus. With the participation of the women group from the Vilnius State Choir.