Italian Desserts

2018 April 11 Past event
1 h 50 min
10.00 - 14.00 €

Start of the Event: 6.30 PM

Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra
Artistic Director Mindaugas Bačkus

Soloist Domenico Nordio (violin, Italy)

Programme: Gioachino Rossini – Sonata for strings No. 6; Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major, Tomaso Antonio Vitali – Chaconne for violin and orchestra; Niccolò Paganini – La Campanella; Nino Rota – Concerto for strings

For one night the festival will lure its listeners with “Italian Desserts.” A country, stretching from the snow-capped peaks of the Alps to the sandy beaches along the Adriatic coast, is not only known worldwide for its cuisine, fashion, design and architecture, but also for its centuries-old rich musical culture. A representative of this culture, violinist Domenico Nordio, will come to Lithuania to demonstrate his outstanding proficiency and beguiling Southern temperament in front of the audience at the Klaipėda Concert Hall together with his stage partners – members of the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra.

Born in the vicinity of Venice, Nordio was a child prodigy, having started his concert career at a very young age. Now appearing at the world’s most prestigious concert halls with major orchestras and leading conductors, he won Grand Prix of the 1988 “Eurovision” competition for young performers, which brought him international fame. He is signed to the Sony Music Group, which releases all of his recordings.

This concert offers a delectable selection of Italian music, including ornate Baroque concerti by Antonio Vivaldi, virtuoso Romantic pieces by Niccolò Paganini and ever popular film music by Nino Rota.