A very special evening of violin and piano music with renowned Lithuanian violinist Borisas Traubas, a recording artist for Naxos, who has performed all across Europe as a solo violinist and chamber musician with such musicians as Yehudi Menuhin, Mstislav Rostopovitch, and Gidon Kremer. He has served as principal violinist and assistant to the conductor of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra for over forty years and is currently a member of the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra. He has also earned a reputation as an outstanding arranger of music: his orchestrations and transcriptions have been performed by numerous musicians and orchestras.
Traubas is a champion of Jewish music and culture in Lithuania. He founded Jerusalem of Lithuania, an ensemble to promote Jewish music. Additionally, he is a member of the Baltica Trio, performing music ranging from classical trios to 21st century avant garde compositions and traditional Jewish music. The trio has performed throughout Europe and has been praised by audiences and critics. This program is part of a musical bridging of cultures as he visits the USA on the invitation of Intermuse and the United States Consortium for Cultural Relations, in arrangement with the Jewish Community of Vilnius and the Ministry of Culture of Lithuania.
The Thursday evening program will focus on works for violin and piano, including powerful Jewish works by Bloch and Bruch, short pieces by Shostakovich and Cui, a compositions by Romanian-Israeli composer Dov Seltzer plus a world premiere by Lithuanian composer Giedrius Kuprevičius. Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will collaborate on the piano. This promises to be a truly powerful performance that you will not want to miss.
Borisas will return on Saturday afternoon with the American Virtuosi—the very talented Borowsky family—to do a different ensemble program that also highlights Jewish elements and the bridging of musical cultures as a way to bring people together. The Borowskys have engaged in multiple tours throughout the Eastern and Western world, captivating audiences of thousands and even hundreds of thousands in a multitude of countries such as Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Jordan, Israel, Indonesia, Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam, and Cuba. They have performed at world-celebrated cultural landmarks including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Kosziuscko Foundation in New York City; the Kennedy Center, National Basilica, and an array of Embassies in Washington D.C.; the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia; China Concert Hall of Tianjin; Warsaw Philharmonia in Poland; Villa Musica in Germany; and the Instituto Superior de Arte and Havana Cathedral in Cuba. They have appeared at major events such as the UNESCO and International Music Council conference on “Local Music Heritage in the Age of Globalization” in Amman, Jordan; World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany; and the Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. In 2003, the Borowskys founded The International Music Institute and Festival USA, which brings outstanding young musicians from around the U.S. and the world to Maryland every July for a two-week intensive program of learning and performing.
You can come to either concert for $35pp or get a special discount combination for both concerts for only $50pp. Both concerts will include delicious food and drink and a tremendous intimate atmosphere that is perfect for this type of chamber music and will highlight the spirit of peace and connections between peoples across the world.