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Start of the Event: 6.30 pm
Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra
Artistic Director Mindaugas Bačkus
Conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
Programme: Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 7 in C major “Le midi”, Hob. I/7, Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 4 in G major
The Klaipėda Concert Hall opens its 14th season of concerts with an exceptional event. On September 15th, the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra awaits the return of its special guest – young and charming Lithuanian-born conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, whose artistic charisma and musical flair continues to dazzle and thrill audiences around the world. Over the past few years the international music community has witnessed her stunning ascent to the top positions and engagements with the world’s major orchestras, instantly turning her into a much-coveted performer at major concert venues all around the globe. Recently appointed Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Associate Conductor with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, she rivets her loyal audiences and critics alike with the winning combination of emotional sincerity, musical intellect and imagination. Her openness to people and new experiences is equally attractive and inspiring to the listeners of most varied background and tastes.
For her concert with the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra, Gražinytė-Tyla opted for two symphonies by Viennese composers from two very different periods – Joseph Haydn and Gustav Mahler. Scored for the orchestra of, respectively, Classical and Romantic periods, these works demand both the expansion of instrumental composition and fresh approaches to performance traditions.
“The music is carrying us; it makes us burn for it and move forward,” said the conductor in one of her numerous interviews. Let’s hope that such an inspiring season’s opening with the world-famous Lithuanian conductor will usher in a new season full of many more exciting musical rendezvous with distinguished musical personalities. You are most welcome!