Program features works by R. Wagner, P. Tchaikovsky, S. Rachmaninov, V. Bartulis, W. A. Mozart and G. Mahler
(concert in one part)
On the Day of Love, the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra and maestro Gintaras Rinkevičius present the program of the most beautiful classical love works of all time. Gustav Mahler's “Adagietto”, second part of Sergei Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2, Pamina's aria from W. A. Mozart's opera “The Magic Flute” – these are just a few masterpieces created by music geniuses to glorify the soul-changing sense of love. Together with the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, these works will be performed by special guests – pianist Petras Geniušas and soprano Lina Dambrauskaitė.
Petras Geniušas, who has won several of the highest awards in prestigious competitions, has established himself as one of the most talented and mature pianists of his generation. In addition to his regular concert activities in Lithuania, P. Geniušas has gained international recognition for his performances in more than forty countries and the world's most famous concert halls, such as the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Alice Tully in Lincoln and Avery Fisher in New York, Geijitsu Gay in Tokyo and the Vienna Musikverein. The pianist stands out for his versatility of interests and constant, often risky search for new forms of expression, unusual musical and spiritual experiences. He has mastered a wide repertoire of classical, romantic and contemporary works.
Lina Dambrauskaitė is one of the most prominent young Lithuanian sopranos. After graduating with a master's degree in classical vocal studies from prof. Sigutė Stonytė’s class at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, she went on an internship at the Opera Studio of the Royal Academy of London. In 2015 L. Dambrauskaitė made her debut at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, in 2017 – with the ensemble of Vilnius City Opera. In that same year she won an internship at the Opera Studio of the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 2019 L. Dambrauskaitė joined the Young Performers program in Zurich, Switzerland, where she has recently been living and working. She has already given concerts in Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, South Korea, China and elsewhere.
On this evening, the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by its founder, artistic director and chief conductor, National Prize winner maestro Gintaras Rinkevičius.