A Message of Solidarity
The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, its musicians and its management, strongly condemns the war started by Russia. We are appalled and deeply dismayed that this is possible in an enlightened Europe shaped by ideas of culture and humanity. Also and especially against the background of its history.
As an orchestra whose work knows no borders and whose art connects people all over the world, we hope for reason and insight, for the end of all warlike and human-threatening actions and for a quick understanding through diplomatic channels.
Just four months ago we were in Moscow with a Bach program and experienced a modern, curious, European audience. Today, this memory seems to be from another world.
Our thoughts are not only with colleagues and friends, but with all those who have to fear for their existence and life in Ukraine.