Dear friends,

my first symphony “Extracultural” had its successful Lithuanian premiere on June 1stat the opening concert of Vilnius Festival, in National Philharmonic Hall. It was a great pleasure to be on stage with a great Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, New Ideas Chamber Orchestra and Kristjan Järvi! You can find attached some photos from the premiere and also from our time with Kristjan, Khatia Buniatishvili, Avi Avital and other friends here in Lithuania.

I am now working on my new commission – piece for symphony orchestra, that will have its world premiere at the ZürichTonhalle on 12th September. Piece will be performed by Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic and conducted by Kristjan Järvi. “Orpheus Foundation” is a commissioner of the piece.

I am also invited to present my music at the Impuls festival 2015  in Germany. “Never Ignore the Cosmic Ocean” will be performed at the Theatre Magdeburg twice.
Also a dance project, based on my music as well as my “Sacred Unreligious Soul” (new version) will be presented during the festival.

“Never Ignore the Cocmic Ocean” is released this spring by Naïve Classique. It is available for download on iTunes since 6 April, 2015 (Naïve Classique V5407).

Symphony “Extracultural” will be performed on 17th July at the closing concert of Kintai Music Festival, which this year received the EFFE (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) quality label. This is a festival that was initiated by New Ideas Chamber Orchestra NICO and You are always welcome to visit it! It is on July 1st – 17th this year, at the most beautiful place in Lithuania – Kintai. (Kristjan also visited Kintai this June and loved the place very much, You can see this in a photo)
I wish You a great summer and .. hope to see You soon!!

Warmest wishes,
Gediminas Gelgotas