Roma and Sinti Philharmonic
In 2002 the conductor Riccardo M Sahiti founded the Roma and Sinti Philharmonic in Frankfurt am Main. Under his leadership and over the course of each project, professional musicians from European states, grow to form a spirited ensemble which sees itself as European ambassador for these long-persecuted minorities. The Roma and Sinti Philharmonic foster the musical legacy of this transnational minority. Amongst other venues, they have performed at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, the Berlin Dom, the Alte Oper Frankfurt and the Paulskirche in Frankfurt, in the Frauenkirche Dresden, the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam, the Rudolfinum Prague and the Palace of the Arts in Budapest. The core repertoire of the orchestra is the orchestral music of the 19th and 20th centuries which has been influenced by Roma music, to which the ensemble brings its own unmistakeable verve and intensity.
There will be an extensive educational programme with school and high school visits, presentations and public discussions to accompany this guest appearance.