Musicians in the Staatskapelle Berlin were told last night that they won’t be going to Teheran any time soon. The orchestra, with its conductor Daniel Barenboim, had been on standby to travel with Chancellor Angela Merkel at a date yet to be announced. But the Iranians have now told the orchestra that the planning time is too short and thy are not welcome in Iran for the time being.
Quote from the letter:
Letzten Freitag erhielten wir nun vom Auswärtigen Amt die Nachricht, dass die Iraner auf Grund der knappen Zeit für die Organisation des Konzerts entschieden haben, den geplanten Konzerttermin (am 7.9.2015) zu verschieben.
Last Friday, we heard from the Foreign Office that the Iranians have decided, as a result of the tight organization time to move the concert date (07.09.2015) to a date (that has not yet been decided).