Wednesday 15 November 2017

Gediminas Gelgotas - new violin concerto and music for double bass

Lithuanian composer Gediminas Gelgotas who is founder and artistic director of the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra, is writing a new violin concerto which is to be premiered at the Kissinger Sommer Festival, which takes place in Bad Kissingen (in the Bavarian region of Lower Franconia) on 7 July 2018. The performers will be Kristjan Järvi and the Baltic Sea Philharmonic with violinist David Nebel. Järvi and Gelgotas are long-time friends and collaborators, I reported earlier this year on Gelgotas and his New Ideas Chamber Orchestra playing one of Järvi's pieces (see my article).

The full programme for the Baltic Sea Philharmonic's 7 July 2018 concert also includes Järvi's Aurora and a suite from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.

In other Gelgotas news, double bass player Roman Patkoló has recently recorded Gelgotas piece' for double bass and piano, Santification. The piece is a re-working of Gelgota's first symphony "Extracultural" which was originally premiered in 2015 at the Leipzig Gewandhaus with Kristjan Järvi conducting the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra NICO and the NDR Symphony Orchestra.

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