Concert Portraits and Remembrance
National Theatre in Belgrade, "Raša Plaović" stage
27 January 2020 at 20:00
The concert "Portraits and Remembrance" is a significant part of Rossi Fest and one of the constant parts of the program of all festival editions. The theme is dedicated to Holocaust victims as well as the brave and righteous deeds by individuals and groups. As part of the commemoration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, at the concert, the “Quatuor pour la fin du temps” (Quartet for the End of Time) by Olivier Messiaen will be performed. The piece was debuted during the composer’s captivity in the concentration camp Selesia. Faced with the horrors of war and captivity, the composer finds inspiration for his work in the final chapter of the bible - prophecies, dreams and visions by St. John about the End of the World. With this mode of action, Rossi Fest takes on a vital role in nurturing a culture of awareness of the Holocaust horrors.