Vienna Philharmonic ‘devastated’ by terror attacksmain
Message from the Vienna Phil, who are about to fly this weekend to Japan.
Die Wiener Philharmoniker sind bestürzt über die blutigen Verbrechen von gestern Abend in der Wiener Innenstadt. Wir stehen in unseren Gedanken bei den Opfern, Verletzten, ihren Angehörigen und allen Beteiligten.
Unsere Büros bleiben auf Empfehlung des Bundesministeriums heute geschlossen.
The Vienna Philharmonic are devastated by the recent attacks that took place in downtown Vienna last night. Our thoughts are with the victims, injured, their families, and everyone involved.
On the recommendation of the Federal Ministry, our offices remain closed today.
The orchestra will give concerts in Kitakyushu, Osaka, Kawasaki and Tokyo.
UPDATE: South African soprano Pumeza Matshikiza writes: ‘I cancelled dinner in the first district with a friend of mine . She is at the restaurant there and they are lying on the floor because some restaurants are being attacked too. It’s like a film.’