With all other orchestras grounded by Covid, the Viennese will have the skies to themselves.
They are playing Suntory Hall the week after next with Valery Gergiev and Putin’s other pal, Denis Matsuev.
The hall says:
We are delighted to announce that Wiener Philharmoniker / the Vienna Philharmonic will be able to travel to Japan and the following concert will take place as scheduled under the highest level of precautionary measures and self-restrictions to prevent the infection during the orchestra’s stay in Japan. Also, the orchestra and Suntory Hall appreciate your kind cooperation for practising precautionary measures.