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[…] ago, when Patkolo recorded Gelgotas' To The Skies, Transitory and Sanctifaction. [Patkolo and Gelgotas in Sanctifaction on YouTube]. Violinist David Nebel played Philip Glass' Epilogue (written for the 1997 film Bent), and Russian-German violinist and composer Aleksey Igudesman's Applemania (2020). [Nebel recently released a disc of the Stravinsky and Glass concertos on Sony, see my review]. Nebel and Gelgotas collaboration began in 2017 when Nebel commissioned Gelgotas' Violin Concerto, which was premiered in 2018 at Kissinger Sommer Festival. At the concert, Nebel played the Cadenza from the concerto. Other Gelgotas works in the concert included Transitory, Higher Energy and Sanctifaction from Symphony No. 1 'Extracultural' (2015), and Lock Me In Your Light (2020). This latter was composed during the pandemic and takes the form of an appeal to St Luke, patron saint of doctors and artists. Gelgotas says of his music "It's probably hard to assign my music to any […]
[…] world-renowned Philharmonie Essen Afried Krupp Hall (June 17) and the Grand Hotel Heiligendamm (June 19) before making a stop in Poland at the Filharmonia Szczecin (June 20). The ensemble will then make three appearances at one of Europe's largest music festivals, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, performing in Ulrichshusen (June 21), Stolpe (June 22) and Schwerin (June 23). The tour concludes with a performance at the Stiftung Frauenkirche in Dresden (June 25) and two more festival appearances at Kissinger Sommer in Bad Kissingen (June 26) and the venerable Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Rendsburg (June 27). For more information about the New Century Chamber Orchestra, visit https://www.ncco.org/ --Brenden Guy PRBrooklyn's AOP to Select Composer, Librettists for Free Training American Opera Projects (AOP) announces the return of its popular Composers & the Voice program for its 2019-21 seasons. Created and led by Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood, six composers and up to […]
Lithuanian composer Gediminas Gelgotas' Violin Concerto was premiered at the Kissinger Sommer Festival, in Germany on the 7 July, 2018, with 21-year-old Swiss violinist David Nebel and the Baltic Sea Philharmonic, conductor Kristjan Järvi [read my interview with Gedminas].In an interview with The Violin Channel, Gediminas Gelgotas described the concerto as consisting "of two contrasting movements, each approximately 10 minutes in length … and both movements have a cadenza-like virtuosic episode at the end", adding that he "was inspired to create a musical language that could hopefully resonate with a larger audience … and to create a sound world that will hopefully reflect the surroundings we’re living in.". Read more at The Violin Channel.
21-year-old Swiss violinist David Nebel performing the world premiere performance of Lithuanian composer Gediminas Gelgotas‘ Violin Concerto No. 1. Recorded on the 7th of July, 2018, with conductor Kristjan Järvi & the Baltic Sea Philharmonic – at the Kissinger Sommer Festival, in Germany. “The whole concerto consists of two contrasting movements, each approximately 10 minutes in length […] The post NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Gediminas Gelgotas Violin Concerto No. 1 – World Premiere  appeared first on The World's Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009..