Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra

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Orchestra by Lietuvos filharmonija
Concert director Viktoras Gerulaitis, 2015

The Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra or LNSO (Lietuvos nacionalinis simfoninis orkestras, LNSO) is one of Lithuania's two national orchestras,[1] and was founded in 1940. Melodiya records with Lithuanian conductors and Lithuanian music released during the Soviet era indicate on label and sleeve the LTSR Valstybinis filharmonijos simfoninis orkestras which seems to have been the official name of the orchestra in Soviet times.

The younger Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra (LVSO) was founded in 1988.



  1. ^ Jonathan Bousfield Baltic States Rough Guides 2004 p97 "Classical music, opera and ballet; Vilnius can boast two symphony orchestras, of which the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Orchestra (Lietuvos nacionalinis simfoninis orkestras) is marginally the more prestigious, receiving the lion's share of visiting soloists and also embarking on major international tours in its own right. The Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra (Lietuvos valstybinis simfoninis orkestras) is a newer outfit that doesn't have quite the same pedigree, but it is also of the highest quality, as is the other jewel in Vilnius's musical crown, the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre (Nacionalinis operos ir baleto teatras)."

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