GIEDRE DIRVANAUSKAITE was born in Kaunas, Lithuania, to a family of musicians. She graduated from the Lithuanian Music Academy, is a laureate of several national competitions, and attended master classes given by Mstislav Rostropovich, David Geringas, Hatto Beyerle, and Tatiana Grindenko, among others.
An early work by Mozart and one of his final symphonic masterworks will surround a historic world premiere by one of the most spiritual and lauded composers of our time, all led by Gustavo Dudamel.
The Symphony that Pärt composed for the City of the Angels will have imagery from Viola’s stunning Five Angels for the Millennium appear between movements, as moments for contemplation. Mozart’s effortlessly sunny G-major concerto could easily be described as angelic.
Launching our Mozart & Pärt mini-festival, Pärt’s acknowledged masterwork Miserere demonstrates how he draws a wealth of emotions from the simplest musical elements. His setting of Psalm 51 begins and ends in utmost quiet. In between, the words that it shares with Mozart’s Requiem, from the Dies irae, are musically apocalyptic.