Restored Lithuania celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Concerning this matter, the concert organization “ATM KOMPANIJA” presents one of the best orchestras in the country – THE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF THE CITY OF KAUNAS and the most popular tenor of the country MERŪNAS VITULSKIS. The concert program was named BALTIC WIND.
THE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF THE CITY OF KAUNAS
The Kaunas Symphony Orchestra is the provider of classical music, a professional, world-class symphony orchestra. The orchestra represents the city in the country and abroad. The Kaunas Symphony Orchestra is a member of the Kaunas Chamber Orchestra, founded in 1988 and run by Algimantas Treikauskas since 2000.
The Kaunas Symphony Orchestra organizes concerts not only in Lithuania but also abroad: in Latvia, Estonia, Norway , Italy , Germany, Finland, Switzerland, etc. The orchestra has had the honor of world-famous, legendary groups and musicians such as “The Scorpions “and” Electric Light Orchestra “,” Smokie “, Bonie Tyler, Chris Norman, Robert Wells, Meggie Riley, who had several concerts with internationally acclaimed symphonic orchestras from London , Vienna, Berlin .
The musicians are on stage with world-renowned soloists – Lynette Tapia (soprano, USA), Elīna Garanča (mezzo-soprano, Latvia), John Osborn (tenor, USA), Lawrence Brownlee (tenor, USA), Jose Carreras (tenor,Spain ), Lana Gordon (vocal, USA) and others. And with instrumentalists – Alexander Markov (violin, USA- Russia ), Domenico Nordio (violin, Italy), Mario Hossen (violin, Bulgaria ), Philipe Graffin (violin, France ), Aydar Gaynullin (accordion, Germany), Vladislav Lavrik (trumpet , Russia), Laurens Weinhold (violin, Norvegen) u. Etc.
The discography of the Kaunas Symphony Orchestra includes more than a dozen CDs produced in cooperation with the most famous voices today: Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone, Russia), Lawrence Brownlee (tenor, USA), Stefano Secco (tenor, Italy), Ildar Abdrazakov ( Bass, Russia), Dinara Alieva (soprano, Azerbaijan), Aleksandr Antonenko (tenor, Latvia), John Osborn (tenor, USA) were recorded and released:
The CD “A Tribute to Gilbert Duprez”, which was recorded in Kaunas with a world-famous soloist by “Metropolitan Opera”, tenor John Osborn, was voted the best CD in November 2017. And the CD of the opera by Giuseppe Verdi “Rigoletto”, recorded in Kaunas with one of the best world baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, was included in the list of the best 25 recordings of classical music of the year 2017.
MERŪNAS VITULSKIS (born on 18 February 1983 in Kaunas) – tenor, winner of international song festivals, opera soloist.
He started singing in seventh grade, with music teacher Giedrė Druskienė. Later he deepened his musical knowledge in the Juozas – Gruodis Conservatory.
In 2009 Merūnas changed to the vocal class of Prof. V. Noreika. In 2010 he completed his vocal bachelor’s degree. He continues his vocal studies as a master’s program at the Lithuanian Music and Theater Academy.
After becoming acquainted with the LNK music project “Kelias į žvaigždes 2” Merūnas became one of the most popular Lithuanian singers. He has many concerts, is invited to appearances in numerous TV programs and festivals.
In 2008, the singer decided to participate in the International Song Festival 2008 “Canzoni dal Mondo” (World Songs) Pompeya (Italy), in which 2 singers from 12 countries participated. With the songs “Caruso” and “Su Tavim” he has won the first place, the winner’s trophy and the cash prize.
On the 23-28. In November 2009 he participated in the XIXth vocalist and instrumentalist competition “Societa Umanitaria” in Milan (Italy). The competition was attended by 22 participants from Italy, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Holland and Portugal. In the last round Merūnas was in the top five. He made a tour of classical music throughout Europe .
In 2010, with the song of the composer Raigardas Tautkus “Rosa” he participated in the national selection process for Eurovision Song Contest.
The concert will include
works by MK ČIURLIONIS, B. DVARIONAS, J. NAUJALIS, G. VERDI, A. KHACHATURIAN, G. PUCCINI, G. DONIZETTI and others.
Where: Kammermusiksaal Philharmonie
When: 14.05.2018, 20:00 Uhr
Address: Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1, 10785 Berlin
Price: from 38.55 EUR