ROME (AP) — The cultural backlash against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine intensified Tuesday as the Cannes Film Festival said no Russian delegations would be welcome this year and the Venice festival announced free screenings of a film about the 2014 conflict in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region.
BERLIN (AP) — Valery Gergiev has been fired as chief conductor of the Munich Philharmonic because of his support for Russian President Vladimir Putin and for not rejecting the invasion of Ukraine, the German city's mayor said Tuesday.
The Verbier Festival says conductor Valery Gergiev resigned as music director at its request.
The Swiss classic music festival said it made the change as a response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
MUNICH (AP) — Russian conductor Valery Gergiev was dropped by his management company Sunday over his ties to Russia President Vladimir Putin.
NEW YORK (AP) — Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter has threatened to remove Valery Gergiev as chief conductor of the Munich Philharmonic unless Gergiev publicly says by Monday that he does not support Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
NEW YORK (AP) — Valery Gergiev, a conductor who is close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, will not lead the Vienna Philharmonic in a five-concert U.S. tour that starts at Carnegie Hall on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — When conductor replacements are needed, opera companies and orchestras scramble in a game of musical podiums, with one change causing a cascade.
Several orchestras needed to make shifts Friday after they severed relationships with Charles Dutoit after The Associated Press reported sexual assault accusations by three singers and a musician.