2013/09/12 | Important information

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Claudio Abbado and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Notice of Cancellation

On the recommendation of his doctors, Claudio Abbado has been compelled on short notice to cancel his plans to conduct the four concerts with the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA in Suntory Hall in Tokyo on 15, 17, 20, and 21 October 2013 as well as the concert in the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA in Matsushima on 12 October 2013.
Please find his personal statement below.
All five concerts in Suntory Hall and in the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA in Matsushima will not take place.

Personal statement of Claudio Abbado:


My dear friends,

We have many unforgettable memories in our hearts from our last project in 2006, and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and I were greatly looking forward to visiting Japan again. I myself was excited by the prospect of being able to share time with Japanese music lovers this coming October.
However, I deeply regret that we have no choice but to cancel all our concerts in Japan due to reasons of my health.
I ask for your kind understanding.

Claudio Abbado


We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by the cancellation.
From Saturday 14 September, 2013, to Thursday 31 October, 2013, a complete refund will be offered to every customer at the ticket agencies where the tickets were issued.

Those who bought their tickets with Kajimoto e+ (Kajimoto e plus) or e+ (e plus), will receive the necessary documents for the refund procedure from KAJIMOTO by post.

KAJIMOTO will also contact ticket purchasers living abroad so we kindly ask for your patience and understanding.