On Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 6 p.m., the Lithuanian accordion star Martynas Levickis opened this year’s Festival Summer MV as prizewinner in residence. His artistic residency was already planned for 2020 – and now it could finally take place, said festival director Ursula Haselböck at the opening.
The NDR Radiophilharmonie first performed Maurice Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin” – conducted by the Bulgarian conductor Delyana Lazarova. The musicians then presented George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” in a spectacular version for accordion and orchestra specially arranged by Levickis – which received thunderous applause and standing ovations from the audience.
For the beginning of the second half of the concert, the 33-year-old conductor chose contemporary music: “Entre’acte” by the American composer, violinist, singer – and Pulitzer Prize winner (2013) – Caroline Shaw. At the end of the evening, the NDR Radiophilharmonie played Stravinsky’s “Firebird” suite.
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