Concert to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster
Staatskapelle Berlin, Streicher der Berliner Philharmoniker
Chamber Symphony in C minor · Ukrainian and Russian Chorusses (01:10:49)
Kammerchor Credo, Kiew, Streicher der Berliner Philharmoniker, Therese Affolter Speaker, Bogdan Plish Direction, Christian Brückner Speaker
Requiem for string orchestra (00:10:36)
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 6 in B minor »Pathétique« (00:52:00)
Benefit concert for the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster (00:10:35)
Just recently, the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Staatskapelle Berlin performed together in the Philharmonie - in a UNICEF concert for children in Japan. The two orchestras now come together again for another benefit concert, this time to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl reactor disaster. The conductor for the evening is Andrey Boreyko.
This commemorative concert has particular relevance today, given what is currently happening in Japan: Just as the world now watches events unfold at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, a quarter of a century ago people followed the accident at the reactor in Chernobyl with horror, as radioactive material leaked out with devastating consequences, and many people are still suffering today, particularly children. Chernobyl has become a symbol of the risks associated with nuclear energy.
A reminder, but not only that: the aim of the evening is to commemorate the many victims of the reactor disasters in Chernobyl and Japan. The evening's musical element will be accompanied by texts by Svetlana Alexievich, Günther Anders and other writers. Proceeds from the concert and the webcast from the Digital Concert Hall will go to organisations that provide help especially for young people in Chernobyl and Japan.
A concert by IPPNW-Concerts, the Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker and the Staatskapelle Berlin.