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„Symphony of generations“

 Classical music concert with national instruments. The orchestra of the State Song and Dance Ensemble “Lietuva” presents uniquely sounding works of J. S. Bach, W. A. ​​Mozart and B. Britten to the guests of the concert “Symphony of Generations”.



Program description

Imagine: in a symphony, the harp part is replaced by kanklės, Lithuanian lumzdeliai play instead of flutes and oboes, violins and wind instruments are replaced by folk reed-pipes, and the organ playing in recitative is replaced by panpipes. The orchestra of the State Song and Dance Ensemble “Lietuva” demonstrates how unique the works of J. S. Bach, W. A. ​​Mozart and B. Britten might sound then.

The first part of the concert features the Concerto No. 3 in D major, BWV 1054, for harpsichord solo and string orchestra by J. S. Bach, a prominent Baroque genius. The harpsichord part is performed by probably the most professional Lithuanian harpsichordist dr. Balys Vaitkus, and the string part adapted for the folk instrument orchestra is the orchestra of the ensemble „Lietuva“. The first part of the concert ends with the motet “Exultate jubiliate” of the most popular composer of the next era, the classicism period W. A. ​​Mozart, performed by Dovilė Kazonaitė (soprano).

The second part features W. A. ​​Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D major, KV 314, performed by lumzdelis artist Rūta Raginytė. At the end of the concert, the famous XX century composer B. Britten work “Simple Symphony” is performed by the joint orchestra of the State Ensemble and the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater, conducted by doc. dr. Aistė Bružaitė and doc. Egidijus Ališauskas.



ARTISTS:

STATE SONG AND DANCE ENSEMBLE „LIETUVA“ ORCHESTRA
Conductor dr. Egidijus Kaveckas

LMTA FOLK INSTRUMENTS CATHEDRAL ORCHESTRA
Leaders doc. dr. Aistė Bružaitė, doc. Egidijus Ališauskas

 

SOLOISTS:
Dovilė Kazonaitė (soprano)
Rūta Raginytė (lumzdelis)
Dr. Balys Vaitkus (harpsichord)

 

ARRANGEMENTS: Rūta Raginytė

 

Performer composition: Lithuanian folk instruments orchestra 12-16 artists, 2 soloists, 1 conductor.

Total: 15-19 artists.

Order performances from the following contacts: cultural project manager Marija Tarasova, phone +370 699 89 89 5, e-mail: m.tarasova@ansamblis-lietuva.lt

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