El Festival de Lucerna suspende su edición de 2020, ante el covid-19
El Festival de Lucerna ha comunicado la suspensión oficial de su edición de este año, que estaba prevista entre el 14 de agosto y el 13 de septiembre de 2020
Reproducimos a continuación el comunicado, con unas declaraciones del director artístico del mismo, Michael Haefliger:
With deepest regret, Lucerne Festival announces that the Summer Festival must be cancelled owing to the coronavirus pandemic. It was to have taken place between 14 August and 13 September. Owing to the provisions that the Swiss Federal Council announced today, it is not possible to present the concerts in compliance with the mandatory health regulations, nor is it possible, for organizational reasons, to postpone these events. This means that, for the second time since 1940 in its long, storied history, the Summer Festival will be cancelled.
"This decision is extremely painful,” remarks Executive and Artistic Director Michael Haefliger regarding the cancellation. "We had hoped until the very end that we would be able to hold the Festival despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We struggled, thought through alternative scenarios, and examined every conceivable possibility. But after the most recent decision by the Swiss Federal Council, we unfortunately find ourselves compelled to cancel the originally planned Festival exploring the theme of “Joy.” […]
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