Dear friends of the Martinů Festival,
Dear Sir or Madam,
Our hopes were high that after the painful cancellation last year, we would finally be able to pick up in 2020 where we left off in 2019 at a high point of the Martinů Festtage in the Great Synagogue of Basel. Until the very end, we planned optimistically, forged programs, invited musicians and weighed up alternatives. In doing so, it was close to our hearts to offer you a challenging and entertaining program also in 2021 and to reconnect with you through the music of Bohuslav Martinů after this difficult time.
However, after careful consideration and weighing all the uncertainties, we have decided to cancel the Martinů Festival this year as well. This decision was particularly difficult for us after the bitter cancellation last year.
We are now looking ahead above all, are already planning with confidence for the coming year, and sincerely hope that you will remain connected to us even beyond the crisis.
In this spirit, I greet you on behalf of the entire Martinů Festtage team,
Your Robert Kolinsky