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Performances of the Requiem with the Roma and Sinti Philharmonic


De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam

May 3, 2012: World premiere with the Amsterdam Student Choir and the soloists Kristina Bitenc, Kadri Tegelmann, Gevorg Hakobjan and Laurent Deleuil

Television broadcast by the Dutch TV station NOS

World premiere in the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam

Concert hall, Theaters Tilburg

May 4, 2012: Performance with the souvenir of the Montagnards Opera Choir and the soloists Kristina Bitenc, Kadri Tegelmann, Gevorg Hakobjan and Laurent Deleuil


Rudolfinum Prague

November 4, 2012: Performance with the Kühn Choir Prague and the soloists Pavlína Matiová, Jana Wallingerová, Martin Šrejma and Martin Bárta


Palace of Arts Budapest

November 6, 2012: Performance with the Saint Ephraim Male Choir and the soloists Valéria Polyák, Judit Rajk, Zoltán Megyesi and István Rácz


Alte Oper Frankfurt am Main

November 28, 2012: Performance with the Kühn-Chor Prag and the soloists Irina Baiant, Emanuela Pascu, Florian Costea and David Bubani. The concert also featured "You are now sad" from Johannes Brahms's "German Requiem" and "Kol Nidrei" from Max Bruch for cello and orchestra, soloist: Rodin Moldovan

Requiem for Auschwitz in the Alte Oper Frankfurt am Main in November 2012

Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic Orchestra Krakow

January 27, 2013: Performance with the choir of the Karol Szymanowski Philharmonie and the soloists Ewelina Szybilska, Roksana Wardenga, Łukasz Gaj and Kamil Zdebel


Berlin Philharmonic

January 29, 2013: Performance with the Kühn-Chor Prag as well as the soloists Irina Baiant, Emanuela Pascu, Florian Costea and Daniel Filipescu. "Kol Nidrei" for violoncello and orchestra by Max Bruch with soloist Rodin Moldovan was performed in the same concert.


Frauenkirche Dresden

January 27, 2016: Performance with the University Choir Dresden and the soloists Elena Gorshunova, Christa Mayer, Simeon Esper and Sebastian Wartig. The organizer was the art organizer Hellerau, European Center for the Arts Dresden, as part of the RomAmoR festival.

Requiem for Auschwitz in the Frauenkirche Dresden in January 2016

Hessian State Theater Wiesbaden

June 19, 2018: Performance with the Frankfurt Singakademie as well as the soloists Lisa Rothländer, Manja Raschka, Yongkeun Kim and Gun Wook Lee; Patron and greetings: Volker Bouffier, Prime Minister of Hesse

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Requiem for Auschwitz at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden on June 19, 2018


Excerpts from the speech by Volker Bouffier, Prime Minister of Hesse, at the beginning of the Requiem for Auschwitz in Wiesbaden:


"This requiem for Auschwitz is a memory of all victims. And when we think of Sinti and Roma in particular today, we don't forget the many other victims. It is a need for me to point this out today. We have plans in Hessen Not so long ago signed a state treaty with the regional association of the Hessian Roma. You know, Mr. Rose, that it was a very personal need for me. And we also agreed there that we should not only conclude a contract, but we also wanted it Fulfill life, and this includes indispensably the memory of the victims, whose dignity must at least be preserved in our memory. ...


And if this succeeds in bringing a symphonic body from all over Europe together, then it is also a sign of hope, it is a sign that annihilation was not the last answer. And that's why we also look ahead. ...


And we would like to take this as an opportunity to make it clear to young people in particular,
that it is important not only not to forget, but also in the present
to courageously contradict where contradiction is required and together our future
to design. We want to shape this common future without exclusion, without hatred and
without violence. Music is an outstanding opportunity to bring people of different languages ​​and different opinions together and the future together
to design."



The Hessian state government confirmed the importance of the performance of the Requiem for Auschwitz in the Wiesbaden State Theater with a subsequent reception in the foyer of the State Theater.


Dieter legs, protocol chief of the Hessian State Chancellery, together with the composer Roger Moreno-Rathgeb and conductor Riccardo M Sahiti during the reception after the concert

Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków

August 1, 2019: Performance with the soloists Marta Gamrot-Wrzol, Roksana Wardenga, Piotr Kalina, and Kamil Zdebel. Further program items of the concert: "Something Special Ends" penned by the Roma musician Adrian Gaspar (with him on the grand piano, followed by Pablo de Sarasate's "Gypsy Wise Men" with the violin virtuoso Geza Hosszu-Legocky and the "Adagietto" from Gustvav. Mahlers 5 Symphony.


The performance took place as part of the European Holocaust Memorial Day for Sinti and Roma. This was associated with the awarding of the special European prize
Sinti and Roma civil rights award to Dr. Piotr Cywinski, director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, and a commemoration the following day, August 2, at the memorial to the murdered Sinti and Roma in the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.


Requiem for Auschwitz at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow on August 1, 2019

Berlin Cathedral

January 26, 2020: Performance with the Synagogal Ensemble Berlin and the soloists Yasmine Levi-Ellentuck, Zoe Kissa, Alexander Simoes, and Gabriel Loewenheim. The requiem was preceded by Ben Steinberg's "Sin Schalom" for cantor (Isaac Sheffer), choir and organ under the direction of Regina Yantiam.


The concert took place on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and as part of the International Holocaust Memorial Day. Greetings came from Romani Rose, Chairman of the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma, and from Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe at the Federal Foreign Office.


Requiem for Auschwitz in the Berlin Cathedral on January 26, 2020

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