- 4 Nov 2014 8:00 AM
The event taking place in the Konzerthaus’ main hall is scheduled to be attended by Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck, and addressed by EP President Martin Schulz.
Guests will include former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and former Hungarian Prime Minister Miklós Németh, the orchestra said.
Fischer did not want to disclose further details but noted that the concert that the Festival Orchestra had given on August 18, 1989 in Budapest had been historic.
Fischer at the time invited 400 East German refuges to attend BFZ’s Beethoven concert, it said.
After the concert a 15-member group of West German diplomats went to meet Fischer in his dressing room to thank him.
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