cancellation 2020


Dear friends of the Martinů Festivals, 

"Now we would have to stop!" was our first thought after the last chords of Martinů's apocalyptic "Isaiah" in the wonderful great Synagogue Basel at the past Martinů Festtage. An event which, by all appearances, deeply moved everyone involved and was dubbed "concert of the year" by the press. But it was not meant that way....

Also for this year we had planned concerts, to which you should come gladly and with curiosity in large numbers. Some of the programs were elaborately prepared and designed over years to meet your expectations. We wanted to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Martinů Festival in a worthy manner.

However, these days we had to realize that under the current circumstances we cannot guarantee a top-class and reliable realization of our festival and therefore cancel it with a heavy heart.

We would like to thank you for your now decades of appreciation. It is from it that we draw, in humility to Martinů's spirit, which can be felt in every one of his works and unites us all most beautifully.

We hope you make it through the next few months safe and sound, and wish that the absence of this year's festivities may increase your longing and anticipation for next year's festival!

On behalf of the entire Martinů Festtage team, we send you our warmest regards,

Your Robert Kolinsky

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