Wiesbaden performance of the "Requiem for Auschwitz" available on CD
From now on, anyone interested can obtain a CD from the audio recording of the performance of the "Requiem for Auschwitz" from June 19, 2018 in the Wiesbaden State Theater via the Philharmonic Association. The work of Roger Moreno-Rathgeb was heard on the occasion of the memory of the deportation of Roma and Sinti to Auschwitz-Birkenau 75 years ago and thus also made direct reference to Roma and Sinti who had been deported from Wiesbaden and who did not survive the Holocaust.
The concert took place under the patronage of Hesse's Prime Minister Volker Bouffier, who was also the addressee at the beginning of the concert. The Roma and Sinti Philharmonic Orchestra performed the work under the direction of Riccardo M Sahiti together with soloists and the Frankfurt Singakademie (rehearsal: Jan Hoffmann). The organizer was the Philharmonic Association of Sinti and Roma Frankfurt am Main eV in cooperation with the Documentation and Culture Center of German Sinti and Roma eV Heidelberg and the State of Hesse.
The Philharmonic Association thanks all sponsors and supporters who made the concert and subsequently the CD production possible.
Special thanks go to Heinz-Walter Florin, who was responsible for CD production.
The CD is not commercially available, but can be obtained directly from Riccardo M Sahiti ( email@example.com ).
Current projects had to be canceled due to the corona crisis. As soon as the general situation allows planning, we will inform about the next projects of the Roma and Sinti Philharmonic.
Scientific seminar on Roma and Sinti music
A seminar on Roma and Sinti music will take place at the Institute for Musicology at Goethe University in the current summer semester 2020. Due to the current corona situation, the seminar leader Prof. Dr. Barbara Alge is offered in digital form (video conference). The thematic focus is on music ethnological research on Sinti and Roma. The conductor Riccardo M Sahiti is participant and interview partner of this seminar.
Concert tours to Rome / Vatican and London
In the long term, preparations are underway for a concert tour of the Roma and Sinti Philharmonic in the Vatican / Rome to present the "Requiem for Auschwitz" and a program with "Roma Romanticism". A concert is also in preparation as part of the celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the first International Roma Congress in London in April 2021.
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