Tonight in Leipzig, Khodorkovsky Charity Concert

Tonight in Leipzig, Germany, Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica under conductor Roman Kofman will perform the German premiere of Arvo Pärt’s “4th Symphony” in dedication to Mikhail Khodorkovsky, as well as the “Silent Prayer” by Giya Kancheli.

All proceeds from the concert will benefit the Podmoskovny Lyceum boarding school, an orphanage founded by the Mikhail Khodorkovsky Foundation in 1994 to provide educational support for orphans and children from underprivileged families.  The Podmoskovny Lyceum is run by Khodorkovsky’s mother Marina Filipovna, and is under constant pressure to close from the public authorities, so your help is most appreciated.

Read more about the concert here.