Could composers such as Georges Bize, Maurice Ravel, Gabrielius Fore and Richard Strauss have imagined that their works would be performed with Lithuanian national instruments such as lamzdelis, reed-pipes, panpipes or kankles?
In the concert “From the Treasure of Music” you will hear the orchestra of the state ensemble “Lietuva” playing all these instruments. In addition to its projects, which have received great support and interest from the people, the ensemble also organizes solo performances of the orchestra, specially including some of the most outstanding opuses in the world, which have already become classics, to show their authenticity and technical capabilities. With their exceptional performance, the works acquire a new sound and uniqueness, and the program “From the Treasure of Music” is a great opportunity to overcome the established stereotype that the ensemble’s repertoire is only the performance of folk music or dance.
As a guest conductor, one of the best Lithuanian reed-pipe virtuoso Vytautas Kiminius will join the orchestra of the ensemble “Lietuva”. The solo parts will also be performed by Ilona Pliavgo (soprano), a soloist of the ensemble “Lietuva” and a finalist of the TV project “The Voice”, also Rūta Raginytė (lumzdelis), Arvydas Jankus (reed-pipe).
State ensemble “Lietuva” orchestra
Chief conductor – dr. Egidijus Kaveckas
Art director – Giedrius Svilainis
Head of the ensemble – Edita Katauskienė
Soloists – Ilona Pliavgo (soprano), Rūta Raginytė (lumzdelis), Arvydas Jankus (reed-pipe)
Guest conductor – Vytautas Kiminius
Arrangement – Rūta Raginytė and Arvydas Jankus