September 30, 6:00 p.m.
Šokio teatras (T. Kosciuška st. 11, Vilnius)
The presentation of contemporary composers is one of the main objectives of the Lithuanian Symphonic Wind Orchestra, so the abundance of premieres is a characteristic of this festival as well. This year, we have chosen composers whose music is dominated by the sound of percussion instruments. The Lithuanian Symphonic Wind Orchestra will be joined by the well-known Giunter Percussion ensemble – one of the leading percussion groups in Lithuania, performing a diverse and challenging repertoire. Alongside the sound of percussion instruments, a colourful timbral and textural diversity will unfold, demonstrated by the featured works in the programme. Larsson Gothe’s MacchinAria is a dizzying toccata of extreme concentration and virtuosity. The concert will also feature the premiere of a work by Lithuanian composer, Linas Rupšlaukis and one of Maurice Ravel’s most famous works – Bolero. Admittedly, it’s more than Bolero, as Philip Sparke’s arrangement adds more soloists alongside the traditional solo drum to enhance the effect of the ever-growing climax, hence the title Bolero+.
P E R F O R M E R S
LITHUANIAN SYMPHONIC WIND ORCHESTRA
GIUNTER PERCUSSION (Lithuania)
LEIF KARLSSON, conductor (Sweden)
P R O G R A M M E
LINAS RUPŠLAUKIS – New work (premiere)
ALFRED REED – Variations on a theme from Wagner’s Porazzi
PHILIP SPARKE – The Year of the Dragon
LARSSON GOTHE – MacchinAria
MAURICE RAVEL – Bolero + (arr. Philip Sparke)