On the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday, the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society invites you to spend Saturday night with the broadcast of the symphonic music concert The Classical Music Effect. Adrija Čepaitė, who stands out for her rich and diverse creative activities, will lead the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra. In 2011, she earned a Master’s degree in choral and orchestral conducting, church music and Gregorian chant at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (Austria). Since 2013, the conductor has collaborated with Lithuanian orchestras. In 2017, a CD of works by B. Kutavičius, O. Balakauskas, A. Martinaitis was recorded and released together with the LCO (Telos Music); in 2018, a CD of Baltic music Baltic Concerti (Odradek Records) was released together with conductor M. Pitrėnas, violinist D. Bidva and the LCO. The conductor is a co-founder and leader of the international women’s vocal ensemble Graces & Voices (formed in 2011), which has been actively performing in Europe. The ensemble’s CD Mysterium Crucis (2012) was recognized by Pizzicato Magazine as the Recording of the Year in the early music category, and its CD Historia Sancti Olavi (2016) was given 4 star rating by the authoritative BBC Music Magazine.
The concert programme includes works written in different periods, but imbued with the same spirit of Viennese classicism – the symphonies by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Viennese classicist, and Sergei Prokofiev, the 20th-century Russian composer, as well as early composition for wind instruments by expressionist Richard Strauss.