J. Sibelius. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor, op. 47
P. Tchaikovsky. Symphonic Poem “Francesca da Rimini”, op. 32
P. Tchaikovsky. Fantasy Overture “Romeo and Juliet”
The 13-year-old violin child prodigy Daniil Bulayev has been charming the audiences since his early days. At the age of 5 he made his debut in Riga along with a chamber orchestra, at 7 the young musician already performed in Russia with a symphony orchestra, and one year later presented his first solo recital at the concert hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Bulayev has collaborated with “Kremerata Baltica”, “Russian Virtuosos”, the Moscow Youth Chamber Orchestra, Latvian National Orchestra, Orchestra of the Lithuanian National Opera, Liepāja Symphony Orchestra and other symphony orchestras.
This evening will offer a programme filled with exceptionally romantic spirit. On the stage of the Congress Palace in Vilnius Bulayev will perform one of the most famous pieces written by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor, op. 47. In 1904, as the composer was ardently working on his new score, his wife wrote in her letters: “"Jean has been on fire all the time (and so have I!). He stays awake all night, plays incredibly beautifully, cannot tear himself away from the delightful melodies – he has so many ideas that it is hard to believe it. And all the themes are so capable of development, full of life.”
In the second part of the concert we shall hear two works of the grand Russian romantic Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), inspired by classical masterpieces of literature. The musical interpretation of a tragic heroine’s fate in Dante’s “Divine Comedy” – Symphonic Poem “Francesca da Rimini”, and fantasy overture “Romeo and Juliet”, exploring one of the most famous works by William Shakespeare.
On this evening the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra shall be led by conductor Julius Geniušas. Currently working at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, Mr. Geniušas has been a long-time chief conductor of the Kaunas State Musical Theatre, conducted theatre productions and concerts of symphonic music in Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Switzerland, USA. Since 2011 he has been a professor with the Music Academy of the Vytautas Magnus University, as well as chair of the VMU Music Academy’s council and member of University’s senate.