Turkey cancels classical concert ‘for safety reasons’

Turkey cancels classical concert ‘for safety reasons’


norman lebrecht

January 09, 2017

The Governor of Adana has called off this week’s orchestral concert featuring the Turkish pianist İdil Biret ‘due to terror events in our country.’

The concert was linked to the city’s post-World War liberation anniversary.


  • Christopher CZAJA SAGER says:

    what terrible news! seem ‘weekly’ such signs of the fall of Ataturk’s Turkiye, since his founding of the the modern republic a real democracy , peace loving for y e a r s . My great colleague,Idil Biret her husband, and friends must be very sad!
    So are the consequences of war and deceit.I was priveliged through the kindness of these friends to have been invited to play in their beautiful country 18 years ago for a few seasons.

  • Holly Golightly says:

    Yes i suppose they fear The Prophet’s truckers.