Dima Slobodeniouk © Marco Borggreve

08/06/2024

Dima Slobodeniouk returns to the Wiener Musikverein

Following his acclaimed debut in October 2022, Dima Slobodeniouk returns to the Wiener Musikverein for two performances on June 8 and 9 at 7:30 pm. The concerts, featuring the Wiener Symphoniker, include Schönberg's Kol Nidre and Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem. These works are particularly resonant given the current global context and the 2024 Schönberg Year, marking the performance of Kol Nidre as especially significant.

Kol Nidre, a formal Jewish declaration recited on Yom Kippur, was composed by Schönberg in 1938 after his escape from Nazi Germany to the USA. Sven-Eric Bechtolf will narrate this piece on both evenings.

Reconciliation is the central theme of Brahms' "Ein deutsches Requiem," composed to comfort the bereaved. The emotional impact of the music is emphasised by performances from soprano Vera-Lotte Boecker and bass-baritone Tareq Nazmi, supported by the choir of the Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde.

More information and concert tickets are available here.