The brutal attack on Ukraine by Russia represents a caesura of unprecedented proportions. Our sympathy and solidarity are with the people of Ukraine and all those who are worried about relatives, friends. This war is an attack on the people of Ukraine, on the values of democracy and a slap in the face of all those cultural workers who are committed to peace and dialogue between peoples.
The City of Munich announced today that the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra's contract with principal conductor Valery Gergiev has been terminated with immediate effect. The guest performance of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra on March 22 in the Alte Oper will take place. Which conductor will replace Valery Gergiev will be announced soon.