Coronavirus: Berlin Phil cancels Israeli concert

Coronavirus: Berlin Phil cancels Israeli concert


norman lebrecht

March 06, 2020

As a result of Israeli travel restrictions, the Berlin Philharmonie has called off half of its Tel-Aviv-Berlin weekend of contemporary Israeli music.

The event cancelled involves an ensemble with Ilan Volkov. UPDATE: The other event will go ahead, but without the featured Israeli trio.

Details here.

photo: James Mollison

press release:

Due to tightened travel restrictions for Israel as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus), the Weekend Tel Aviv – Berlin will not take place as planned. The concert on 13 March conducted by Ilan Volkov must unfortunately be cancelled without replacement. Tickets already purchased may be returned for reimbursement.
The concert on 14 March will feature Avi Avital (mandolin), Ksenija Sidorova (accordion) and Itamar Doari (percussion) as well as the Omer Klein Trio. The trio SHALOSH must unfortunately cancel its appearance.


  • fflambeau says:

    Didn’t a famous Austrian/German once proclaim that Jews were transmitters of all sorts of bad diseases? I would guess that Tel Aviv is actually safer than Berlin.