The coronavirus and DCMF 2020
It is with great concern that we see around us what the consequences of the corona pandemic are for people's health, the loss of loved ones, the exhausting work of people who care for us and keep our economy going and for all companies, small self-employed persons and freelancers. And last but not least the effects that the virus has on our cultural sector, the performers, halls and all those associated with it.
The Delft Chamber Music Festival seems a long way off, but in these confusing times we would like to inform you about the possible consequences of the corona virus - and the associated restrictions in society - for the 24th edition of our festival.
We are currently consulting with various subsidizers, funds and stakeholders. We are also in contact with the municipality of Delft, our partners, musicians and suppliers. Together with them we look at whether and how we can present the festival in Delft next summer. This depends on various factors, such as the situation in the countries where our musicians come from, but also on developments in the Netherlands. Naturally, the safety of everyone involved and the public is paramount. We will also follow the guidelines of the Dutch government and RIVM.
Due to all these uncertainties, ticket sales start later than you are used to from us, namely on Monday 1 June 2020. We expect to be able to decide what our festival will look like around that date, based on information from and measures from the government and RIVM. We will keep you regularly informed of developments through this website, our social media and newsletter.
After this period of unintentional cultural poverty, the Delft Chamber Music Festival hopes to bring you a lot of beautiful music in a relaxed atmosphere as you are used to from us.
Below you can look back at the 2019 programme. Or enjoy the 'aftermovie' HERE.