Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The Nutcracker Ballet Suite
Benjamin Britten. The Young Person‘s Guide To the Orchestra
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Do you miss winter with lots of snow and even more fun? Whatever the weather outside, we invite you to spend this lovely winter afternoon with us and enjoy an enchanting musical tale to be told by actor Andrius Bialobžeskis and the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ričardas Šumila. The intriguing stories and sparkling orchestral music will take you to the breathtaking, spellbinding and really fantastic realm of winter...
This concert features the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra in the performance of two special works. Recognizable from the very first sounds, suite from the legendary Nutcracker ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–93) is not only one of the composer's most famous works; it is also the true symbol of the winter holiday season, capable of transporting you to a magical, snowy winter tale. Can you believe that this piece is so popular that the leading American ballet companies get a total 40 percent of their annual box office revenue from Nutcracker shows performed during the Christmas season?
The Young Person‘s Guide To the Orchestra by a British composer Benjamin Britten (1913–76) is a perfect piece to introduce you to classical music and the symphony orchestra. This vibrant, colourful and exciting composition uses a music theme to show off the colours, ranges an characteristics of all the instruments of a modern symphony orchestra. So let's give winter a warm welcome and set off for a great musical adventure!