For the Silence Wants to be Heard

Kris Oelbrandt

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Reaching Out to Freedom

Concert for Peace

Silence will descend in the Walburgiskerk Zutphen on May 3, when two cellist friends – one from Belarus, the other from Ukraine – will play together my “Reaching out to freedom”: a piece in which the darkness of war slowly turns into the dawn of a new peace. CelloWercken Zutphen and the Chamber Orchestra of the North will also play music by Russian (Schnittke) and Ukrainian composers (Lunyov, Shalygin). Not a concert of roaring guns, but of the pain of those whose lives are destroyed by it and yet find new life in music.

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Kris Oelbrandt

Poetry and blogs by Kris Oelbrandt