Another blow for Gergiev: Rotterdam cuts himNews
Gergeiev’s longest relationship in the west has been with the Rotterdam Philharmonic.
Here’s what they are saying today:
The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the board of Rotterdam Philharmonic Festivals (organizer of the Gergiev Festival) have learned with dismay of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In the event that Valery Gergiev does not openly distance himself from President Putin’s actions in Ukraine, we will be forced to cancel the concerts with him. The Gergiev Festival will also not take place in September.
Notification of the actual decision will follow as soon as possible.