26 April 2024, 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Price: €20,00 - €60,00
Venue: LSSO Concert Hall (Vilniaus Str. 6, Vilnius)
Violin Katariina Maria Kits
Cello Marcel Johannes Kits
Orchestra Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Volodymyr Sirenko


Ph. Glass. Double Concerto for Violin and Cello
F. Schubert. Symphony No. 8 in B minor (“Unfinished”)
V. Silvestrov. Symphony No. 7

This evening's guests of the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra are Estonian violinist Katariina Maria Kits and cellist Marcel Johannes Kits. The sister and brother duo of the famous musicians of the younger generation, winners of international competitions, will present the Double Concerto for Violin and Cello by Philip Glass (b. 1937), one of the most influential American composers of the late 20th century, the representative of minimalism.

In the second part of the concert, the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra will perform Symphony No.8 in B minor, known worldwide as the “Unfinished Symphony” by the Austrian Romantic composer Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Despite the fact that the symphony consists of only two movements instead of the usual four, Schubert's “Unfinished Symphony” has become one of the most interesting, expressive and mysterious works of its genre in the world.

The concert will also feature the Seventh Symphony composed in 2003 by Valentin Silvestrov (b.1937), one of the most prominent Ukrainian composers of contemporary classical music. The translucent texture of the symphony's musical fabric gives the listener the impression that the music simply evaporates into thin air, leaving a stunning impression.

This evening the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Volodymyr Sirenko, one of the most famous Ukrainian conductors, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. During his career, V. Sirenko has conducted at venues such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Champs Elysees Opera House in Paris, and the Tokyo Opera City. He has recorded more than 50 CDs, one of which received a Grammy nomination. V. Sirenko is also Professor of Opera and Symphonic Conducting at the Ukrainian National Academy of Music.



  • 50% off for youth up to 26 years of age. Valid for one ticket when purchased at the Vilnius Congress Hall Box Office upon providing a valid identity document (except for tickets to family concerts).
  • 20% off for senior and disabled people. Valid for two tickets when purchased at the Vilnius Congress Hall Box Office upon providing a valid identity document.
  • 20% off for groups. Valid for groups of 20 or more people. The organiser of the group gets two complimentary tickets to the concert attended by the group.

Discounts do not apply for standing-room and additional-seat tickets.

An extra charge of 1 euro by BILIETAI.LT UAB is excluded (discount not applicable).