Rodolfo Cazares, conductor at Bremerhaven, has been held by Mexican bandits for 16 months. The Mexican authorities are doing little or nothing to procure his release. Various musical visitors have spoken up on his behalf, but progress seems to be stalled.
Rodolfo’s wife, Ludivine, tells us that on November 18 the regional orchestra of Cannes, Orchestre Cannes-PACA, will give a concert on its behalf. Its conductor, Philippe Bender, would like to publish and read out messages of support from fellow-conductors around the world.
If you are a conductor, please post a message of solidarity for Rodolfo below and we will pass it on to be read at the concert.
If you happen to know a famous conductor, please ask him or her to add their name and their message to this rallying call.
Please. This is no idle gesture. A man’s life could depend on it.