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INTERWAR PIANO PHENOMENON

 Saturday, July 18, 9 pm
St. Catherine’s Church (30 Vilniaus St., Vilnius)

INTERWAR PIANO PHENOMENON
A piano recital

GABRIELIUS ALEKNA (piano, USA)

A composer who outlived his era and a pianist not afraid of musical challenges. That’s how you could describe this intriguing evening, during which pianist Gabrielius Alekna will be playing works by Vytautas Bacevičius.
V. Bacevičius was one of the most original and progressive composers in interwar Lithuania. His work is overwhelmingly considered the golden classic of Lithuanian modernism, and is not intended for carefree relaxation – neither for the audience, much less for the performer, of whom special concentration is demanded.
But it appears this does not frighten G. Alekna, quite the opposite. According to the Fanfare magazine, Alekna is considered a critical figure in the revival of this composer’s music. The performer’s ability to masterfully perform exceptionally difficult works has delighted not only critics, but Grammy-nominated music producers as well.

Will he delight you also? Come and find out!

Programme - works for piano by Vytautas Bacevicius

Concert duration: 75 min.

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Pianist Gabrielius Alekna's official website http://www.gabrieliusalekna.com/