France to Mark Fall of Berlin Wall With Musical Tribute

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PARIS — France will mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with an open-air musical spectacle featuring 27 cellists and a laser show telling the fall of communism in a series of gigantic projections in the center of Paris, the minister for European affairs, Pierre Lellouche, announced Monday.

The festivities will take place on the Place de la Concorde, where the annual Bastille Day military parade culminates, and will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9. Inspired by a musical tribute given at Checkpoint Charlie two days after its fall by the cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, the concert features prominent cellists from each of the European Union’s 27 member nations.
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