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Melissa Bradshaw

London Philharmonic Orchestra’s European tour cancelled

1:00, 13th March 2020

The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) will no longer be able to proceed with its seven-date European tour to Luxembourg, Germany and Austria from 13 – 19 March due to ongoing measures being taken to limit the spread of COVID-19.

LPO chief executive and artistic director Timothy Walker said:

‘On behalf of everyone at the London Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as our conductor and team of outstanding soloists, I wish to express our deep disappointment that we will not be able to proceed with our tour to Luxembourg, Germany and Austria as planned. This is a result of the closure of concert halls in all territories as a result of the measures being taken to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are incredibly sad to have had to cancel our tour and to disappoint our audiences.

‘We wish to thank the promoters and partners in each of the cities that had invited us to perform, as well as the many individuals who have worked so very hard to plan a successful tour. We have been so warmly welcomed in the past by audiences in these extraordinary cities and look forward to visiting in the future.

At this time of grave concern for public health around the world, our thoughts continue to be with those affected and we wish everyone good health.’

www.lpo.org.uk

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