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Human Requiem

June 28, 2019 – June 29, 2019
Tickets are available via biletix

Zorlu Performing Arts Centre, Zorlu Center, 34340, Levent, Istanbul

In 1867 Brahms, in a letter to Carl Reinthaler (music director of Bremen Cathedral) wrote of his Ein deutsches Requiem that ‘as regards the text, I must confess that I would gladly leave off the “German” and replace it simply with “human”.’ Inspired by these words, Jochen Sandig, cultural entrepreneur and founder of 4 cultural institutions in Berlin, has reimagined Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem as a Human Requiem and has crafted an immersive musical experience. Scored for piano and choir, this Human Requiem directly pulls the audience into the performance, blurring the lines between spectator and performer.

This innovative musical experience, performed by the Rundfunkchor Berlin, in cooperation with Sasha Waltz & Guests and Radialsystem V, will be held at Zorlu PSM June 28 and June 29.

On June 29, Human Requiem will be preceded by a special musical performance by the Birklikte Guclu Sesler Chorus. Their performance of classic Turkish music will be held in the outdoor Zorlu PSM Amfi and will be free and open to the public. For more information, please click here.

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