The Beauty and Power of Music

2018 April 18 Past event
1 h 50 min
14.00 - 18.00 €

Start of the Event: 6.30 PM

Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra
Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Gintaras Rinkevičius

Soloists: Milda Tūbelytė (mezzo-soprano, Lithuania–Germany), Joana Daunytė (harp)

Alberto Ginastera – Concerto for harp and symphony orchestra
Anton Bruckner – Symphony No. 4
arias from the operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Charles Gounod, and Jules Massenet

The Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra (LSSO), under the artistic leadership of its founding chief conductor, Gintaras Rinkevičius, will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year. Founded at the peak of the “Sąjūdis“ activity, the Orchestra’s development ran parallel to Lithuania’s restored independence. It is no coincidence that at the outset it was given the title of the Youth Symphony Orchestra, possibly with reference to the young state, young musicians, young conductor, and high expectations. Even though it was granted the title of the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra three years later, juvenescence remained among its most recognizable features up to this day.

In concert “The Beauty and Power of Music,” the LSSO will appear alongside two young and gifted soloists – Milda Tūbelytė (mezzo-soprano) and Joana Daunytė (harp). What is fascinating about both of them is not only beauty and polished musicianship, but also particular diligence. Tūbelytė now lives in Germany where she has already appeared in 28 roles in 24 opera productions – all during the period of five years! – at the opera theatres of Braunschweig, Erfurt, Karlsruhe, Oldenburg and Kiel. Joana Daunytė is frequently seen perform in various music festivals in Lithuania and elsewhere, take part in chamber programmes and join various Lithuanian orchestras.

The repertoire for harp as a solo instrument with the orchestra is rather scarce. For this particular reason, Concerto for harp and orchestra by Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera will be a true find. The first half of the concert will feature arias from the operas by Mozart, Gounod and Massenet, while the second half will offer immersion into the depths of Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony.