Giedrė Šlekytė stepping in for Daniel Barenboim for the upcoming Staatskapelle Berlin’s concerts in Toronto

Following a highly successful debut with Staatskapelle Berlin last week, Lithuanian conductor Giedrė Šlekytė will be stepping in for Daniel Barenboim, who unfortunately had to cancel his participation at the tour due to health reasons. Debuts for both Giedrė Šlekytė and Staatskapelle Berlin, in North America and Canada respectively, will bring all four Brahms symphonies to the Koerner Hall in Toronto on 25 and 26 November 2023. <o:p></o:p>

The orchestra is overjoyed to be making its Canadian debut with Maestra Šlekytė. “She is so accommodating to the sound of the Staatskapelle Berlin and performs with so much enthusiasm, allowing the orchestra to dive deep and fly high. She truly embodies the joy of making music. The whole orchestra is very supportive of Giedrė Šlekytė and happy to be a part of her North American debut – we are all excited to write a bit of music history together,” stated the board of the Staatskapelle Berlin.

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