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Vilnius Winds | Tuning in

Tuesday, 13 September at 19:00

Church of St. Catherine (Vilniaus g. 30, Vilnius)


The Orķestris RĪGA

Artistic Director and Chief Conductor: Valdis Butāns

Soloist: Dmitrij Golovanov (piano)



Symphony No. 4 (part I) – Imants Kalniņš (arranged by Pēteris Rudzītis)

This Cruel Moon (from Wine-Dark Sea: Symphony for Band) – John Mackey

Ghost Train – Eric Whitacre

Concerto for Jazz Piano and Brass Band – Dana Wilson

This concert, symbolically called Tuning In, will tune the festival audience’s “antennae” to a wave of symphonic wind orchestra music. It will be performed by the festival’s guest, the professional Riga Municipal Wind Orchestra, Orķestris RĪGA, one of the most important creative activities of which is to follow the pulse of the repertoire of this genre around the world introducing it to audiences. The programme will feature minimalist compositions by the renowned Latvian composer Imants Kalniņš, works by the world’s young stars Eric Whitacre and John Mackey, and an intriguing concerto for jazz piano and brass by Dana Wilson. The solo in this last piece, will be performed by one of the most active and interesting Lithuanian jazz pianists of today, Dmitrij Golovanov. Constantly shifting between different genres, the pianist has won awards at prestigious jazz competitions, performed with different ensembles in many countries and at renowned jazz festivals.