Email received - A quick follow-up to your post on Mikis Theodorakis (seen above). The fairly adventurous Swiss Romande Orchestra is playing next week Theorodakis’s oratorio Axion Esti. The composer was due to conduct but seems cannot because of his health, his replacement is the Greek chief conductor of the contemporary music at the Greek Radio, Andreas Pylarinos. I am quite looking forwards to it.Mikis Theodorakis' Requiem should also be in the repertoire.
This comes after a concert where Silvestre Revueltas’s Night of the Mayas was conducted by a Peruvian conductor.
I have personally expressed concerns on the Victoria Hall where the orchestra plays but have to say that the originality of the programs is quite outstanding and overrides all what the World believes on old-fashioned stodgy Switzerland.
Best, Antoine Leboyer
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