Maestro ANTONI WIT conducts the Belarusian National Symphony Orchestra in MINSK on 23 May and the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra on 14 June in VILNIUS to mark the MONIUSZKO YEAR. Both concerts are dedicated to Polish composer Stanisław Moniuszko’s 200th anniversary of birth.
Closely associated with Belarusian, Lithuanian and Polish capitals, the 19th-century composer Moniuszko was born in Belarus and spent his childhood and formative years in Minsk before moving on to work and live in Vilnius where he wrote his most significant works, and later on to Warsaw as principal conductor of the Teatr Wielki, Polish National Opera. This year’s Vilnius Festival symbolically presents Moniuszko’s Four Litanies of Ostra Brama, the work dedicated to Vilnius, under the domes of St. Johns’ Church, where the composer served as an organist between 1840 –1842.
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