Platform invites to Concert on the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain in Prague

Prague, 30 October 2014. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience is proud co-organiser of a commemoration concert which will take place in Prague on 8 November 2014, the eve of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Famous dissident singer Marta Kubišová will make a guest appearance at the symphonic concert at the Rudolfinum, home of the Czech Philharmonic. On 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall fell and after it, the remaining Communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe. The Platform cordially invites visitors of Prague to celebrate the 25 years of freedom from totalitarianism as well as to commemorate the victims with a musical event. The Memorial Concert will take place on Saturday, 8 November 2014 from 7.30 p.m. at the Rudolfinum Hall in Prague 1, under the auspices of the German Ambassador to the Czech Republic Dr. Arndt Freiherr Freytag von Loringhoven and the Czech Minister of Culture Daniel Herman. The North German Philharmony Rostock will be joined by the Czech Kühn Mixed Choir and soloists Romana Vaccaro and Marc Heller in performing works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Antonín Dvořák and Dmitry Shostakovich. Conductor is Ulrich Backofen, himself a former prisoner of the Communist regime in the GDR. As a special guest of the evening, star Czech singer Marta Kubišová, dissident and Charter 77 signatory will sing the song “Prayer for Marta“ which she recorded during the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia, after which she was banned from performing for 21 years. She sang it again in public in November 1989 during the demonstrations on the Wenceslas Square which led to the fall of the Communist regime. Več...Vse objave