December 29, 7:00 p.m., The Great Hall of the National Philharmonic
As a longstanding tradition, the LSWO brings the curtain down on the concert season with a grand festive programme at the National Philharmonic. This year, in celebration, the orchestra is curating an exclusive concert, promising to captivate even the most refined musical palates. Violin and brass, bring us an unexpected but harmonious pairing! Making his Lithuanian debut, LSWO proudly presents Roberts Balanas (Latvia/United Kingdom), a rising Latvian violinist of the younger generation. His solo violin arrangements of popular music have earned praise from none other than Sir Elton John, who described them as, “so fantastic that everyone must hear them”.
Curious about the fusion of violin and wind? Join us at the LSWO concert for a thrilling experience. Delight in Spanish composer Oscar Navarro’s Latent Emotions, a violin and wind concerto pulsating with lyricism and timbral diversity. Plus, be the first to witness the premiere of Roberts Balanas’ own composition, Blurred Paths. The concert will also feature symphonic wind orchestra works by American composers and classical arrangements skilfully curated by LSWO’s chief conductor, Karolis Variakojis.