Elysium Poppy by Rita Attrot

Listen to live performance clips 

of "Cornet"

"Ullmann wrote very colorful music for the text, which was brilliantly recited by Gregorij von Leïtis.  The narrator and the pianist complemented each other in the power and variety of emotional expression, so that the very dense dramatic arc left the audience breathless."

Schwäbische Zeitung

Introductory Lecture excerpt

Michael Lahr, speaker

Ullmann Sonata excerpt

Dan Franklin Smith, piano

Cornet excerpt

Gregorij von Leïtis, recitation

Dan Franklin Smith, piano

Dan Franklin Smith Gregorij von Leitis

Dan Franklin Smith and Gregorij H. von Leïtis

 

Dan Franklin Smith, Elysium’s Music Director (left) and Gregorij H. von Leïtis, the Founder and Artistic Director of Elysium- Between Two Continents

 

Photo: Tassilo von Poschinger-Bray

 

Project Elysium

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII