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.


Kris Oelbrandt

Poetry and blogs by Kris Oelbrandt