Dresdner Sinfoniker to commemorate Armenian Genocide in Turkey

Dresdner Sinfoniker to commemorate Armenian Genocide in Turkey

PanARMENIAN.Net - Dresdner Sinfoniker will perform "Aghet", a production commemorating the Armenian Genocide, in Turkey, Ermenihaber.am reports citing the Turkish service of Deutsche Welle.

The concert is slated for November 13 at the Consulate General of Germany in Istanbul, Turkey.

The orchestra said on April 23 that Turkey attempted to pressure it and the EU to keep the term genocide out of the same concert it ended up playing on April 30 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Genocide.

The controversy then centered on texts that were sung or spoken during the show in the eastern German city of Dresden, as well as the event's programme, which used the word.

Director of the Dresdner Sinfoniker orchestra Markus Rindt said the project seeks to create a German-Turkish-Armenian unity. Also, he said, it will foster dialogue between Armenia and Turkey.

Rindt added that the concert matters to Germany a lot as the country "bears its own share of responsibility for the massacres."

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