Just wanted to make a quick announcement about what is going to happen in the next few days.
We have been working quite hard on the current ZHdK orchestra project since last Friday. Jan Dvorak (from Germany) who also conducts the piece made this special short version of the Francis Poulenc's opera "Dialogues des carmélites" for the string quintet, percussion and, of course, singers.
The musicians, students from different countries participating in the production make quite a mixture: Alma Olite Gorraiz as a 1st Violin from Spain, Annie Svedlund (2nd violin) - an exchange student from Sweden, well me, Stas Sagdeyev (Viola) from Ukraine, Meng Qi Li from China playing Cello, Dorian Marcel from Monaco on Double Bass and Gabriel Muñoz Cabrera from Argentina is playing Vibraphone, Timpani, snare drum and other percussive stuff which is so necessary to create the proper mood of this play/opera. Singers are as follows: Fernando Cuellar (Le Commissaire), Diana Chavarro (La Prieure), Patrizia Häusermann (Mère Marie), Rada Tochalna (Soeur Constance), Gabriella Colluto (Soeur Blanche), Linda Loosli (Soeur Mathilde), Marina Bärtsch (L‘Aumonière). This is all directed by Matthias Schönfeldt.
We are going to have performances this week on the 8th (Thursday) and 9th (Friday) of December at 20.00 in Bühne A of the Theater der Künste (Gessnerallee 11, Zürich) and you all are very much welcome to come and see it as this, should I call it "show", promises to be really interesting. Entrance is free.
Moreover, if you're so unlucky that you cannot come on the mentioned days tomorrow (Wednesday) at 19.00 we will be having a complete run-through which is also open for the audience admittance.