Carl Maria von Weber. Oberon Overture, J. 306
Felix Mendelssohn. Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Johannes Brahms. Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Corinne Chapelle is a French-American violinist, who started her violin studies at an incredibly young age of two-and-a-half and gave her first concert one year later. Her talent and charismatic personality did not take long to blossom. After her studies with the legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin at his school in England, Chapelle was admitted to the prestigious Julliard School of Music and joined Pinchas Zukerman's class in New York. "Corinne Chapelle is one of the most promising talents of her generation," said Menuhin about his brilliant student at that time. Tonight Vilnius Congress Hall audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy Corinne Chappelle's performance of one of the greatest works for violin, Felix Mendelssohn's (1809–1847) Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64.
The second part of the concert will feature the last symphony written by the great German Romantic composer, Johannes Brahms (1833–1897). Having struggled for so long to find his own authentic voice, always deeply influenced by Ludwig van Beethoven, Brahms sounds completely free in the Fourth Symphony. Rich orchestral colours and melodies flowing across the orchestra can leave no one indifferent. This composition is often likened to "an evergreen tree of life".
Tonight the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra will appear under the baton of one of the most famouse Latvian conductors, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Andris Poga. "A few bars were enough: we knew we were dealing with an exceptional conductor," wrote a reviewer of the French classical music network, Concertonet, about Poga's performance in Paris. The internationally acclaimed musician is invited to conduct many prestigious orchestras such as St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Orchestre national de France, Boston Symphony Orchestra and others.