Wednesday 6 March 2024

Catching up with Gediminas Gelgotas: my article, Vilnius in drei Sätzen, in latest issue of Schott's Das Orchester

Das Orchester - Vilnius in drei Sätzen - Robert Hugill

Back in 2018, I interviewed Lithuanian composer Gediminas Gelgotas when he brought his New Ideas Chamber Orchestra to the UK. Since then he and the ensemble have been busy. In March 2023 Gediminas conducted his largest work to date, The Sarabande of Vilnius with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the first mention of Vilnius in the historical record, and in December 2024 Gediminas and New Ideas Chamber Orchestra made their Carnegie Hall debut.

I caught up with Gediminas late last year, via Zoom, and you can read the resulting article in German translation, Vilnius in drei Sätzen, in the latest edition of Schott's magazine Das Orchester. The March 2024 edition is entirely devoted to music and the Baltic.

Further information from Das Orchester's website.

Das Orchester - Vilnius in drei Sätzen - Robert Hugill

No comments:

Post a Comment

Popular Posts this month