The Composer Kirill Richter says about his Russian Requiem:
“The Requiem reflects the experiences of my family. The real story of the gulags, the inhumane labour camps that deprived millions of people of their freedom under Stalin’s rule, has been treated too little. Much has not yet been said, much remains to be said about this historical trauma. The pain lives on in us, seems to be genetically transmitted, as it were, as a collective memory of an entire people. The Requiem asks for the great “why”. It is a musical memorial that preserves a lasting memory of those who have never returned”.
Artists: Kirill Richter (composer and pianist), Stanislav Malyshev (musical direction), Avgust Krepak, Alena Zinoveva (soloists), OpenSoundOrchestra (musicians).
Dates: Friday 11, Saturday 12, Sunday 13, Tuesday 15 and Friday 18 October, 17.00 hours in the Theaterturm on the Julierpass. Transport to the Julier Pass will only be provided by special Postauto buses. The fare is included in the entrance fee. Further information: www.origen.ch. Tickets via e-mail [email protected] or by telephone on +31 (0)81 637 16 81.