Monday, November 24, 2014

Conductor Changes, LAPO, SFS

Canadian conductor Bernard Labadie has withdrawn from all of his conducting commitments through the first half of 2015. He's being treated for a lymphoma that was diagnosed over the summer.

In Los Angeles, Trevor Pinnock replaces Labadie on December 19, 20, and 21, and will conduct the following all-Mozart program, with soprano Miah Persson singing the vocal selections:

Overture to La clemenza di Tito
“Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben” from Zaide
“Dove sono i bei momenti” from Le nozze di Figaro
Piano Concerto No. 9, K. 271
“Ch’io mi scordi di te—Non temer, amato bene,” K. 505
Symphony No. 39, K. 543

In San Francisco, Paul Goodwin will conduct SFS on January 29-31, with soprano Lydia Teuscher:

J.S. Bach                     Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
"Al desio, di chi t'adora," K.577 from Le nozze di Figaro, K.492
Mozart                          "Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben" from Zaide, K.344(336b)
J.S. Bach                     Cantata No. 202, Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten (Wedding Cantata)
Mozart                          Symphony No. 31 in D major, K.297(300a), Paris

I'm very sorry to hear of Labadie's illness and wish him the easiest possible time during treatment and a swift and full recovery.

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