J. Haydn. Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in C Major No. 1 (arranged for a flugelhorn)
R. Schumann. Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, op. 97
“He plays the trumpet the way the rest of us breathe – if we are lucky“, – thus wrote the "San Francisco Chronicle" newspaper after the concert of trumpet virtuoso Sergei Nakariakov in the USA. S. Nakariakov, known by the names of Trumpet Paganini, Trumpet Caruso and other sonorous names, has been inseparable from the trumpet since childhood. Although his very first instrument was the piano, after suffering severe spinal injury and the doctors forbidding him to sit, the young prodigy took up the trumpet and has not regretted it to this day. "It just suits me," – smiles S. Nakariakov. Success did not have to wait long: at the age of ten, S. Nakariakov started performing with symphony orchestras, and when he won an adult wind instrument competition at the age of eleven, it became clear that his native country had become too narrow. The family of the talented boy went to Israel so that their son could pursue an international career without restrictions.
Now S. Nakariakov is named one of the five most influential trumpet players in the world and is welcomed in the world's most famous concert halls – he has performed at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Lincoln Center in New York, the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Royal Albert Hall, the Théâtre des Champs Élysées in Paris and other prestigious venues with the world's best symphony orchestras. Critics continue to praise the trumpeter: "S. Nakariakov has a wonderful command of sound color and dynamics: he can play loud, but never sarcastic. So, his works become incredibly eloquent," – wrote the influential British newspaper "The Sunday Times". Tonight, S. Nakariakov will perform Joseph Haydn's (1732-1809) Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in C Major No. 1, considered to be one of the most famous works of this genre of the classical era. The concert was arranged by S. Nakariakov himself for the flugelhorn, which has a softer and brighter sound than the trumpet.
The second part of the concert will feature the German romantic Robert Schumann's (1810–1856) Symphony No. 3, also known as the Rhine Symphony. This is the composer's last symphony, created in 1850, after the composer and his family moved to Dusseldorf, where he became the city's music director.
Hungarian maestro Sándor Gyüdi will conduct the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra this evening. In 1999-2008 S. Gyüdi was the artistic director and chief conductor of the Szeged (Hungary) Symphony Orchestra, and since 2008 he has been leading the Szeged National Opera House. Maestro's repertoire is wide, ranging from baroque to contemporary music, from symphonies to operas. Tonight, S. Gyüdi will share his love for music in Lithuania.