Preview of 2021

International Messiaen-Days Görlitz-Zgorzelec:
„Anxiety and hope“



Temporary suspension of the 5th edition of Messiaen Days “Fear and Hope”

Due to the current development of the pandemic, the International Messiaen Days Görlitz-Zgorzelec will not to take place in the near future. After the restrictions on public life have been extended once again until at least 18 April, the  Meetingpoint Music Messiaen Association feels compelled to decide to cancel the festival, which was planned from 29 April to 2 May.


It is still in doubt when and if the concerts, lectures and guided tours will be able to take place at all.  In the next few weeks, the Association will be discussing the matter with the festival’s funders and sponsors. However, a decision will be taken in May at the earliest.



The festival will create space in which we will try to understand once again the fears and hopes accompanying the prisoners of Stalag VIII A in Görlitz-Moys (today’s Zgorzelec). Above all -considering the fears, hardships and hopes we deal with today- we will try to understand how prisoners of the camp were able to find hope despite the enormous suffering that surrounded them.