Friday, December 02, 2016
Joana Carneiro & the Berkeley Symphony
Just noting that Berkeley Symphony music director Joana Carneiro withdrew from the orchestra's October program, which Edwin Outwater conducted, and has now withdrawn from the December program, which Elim Chan will conduct. The public announcement for the December program just said "We proudly present Elim Chan, guest conductor for REVERENCE!", with no mention of the reason for Carneiro's withdrawal. Earlier this fall, she withdrew from a European engagement as well.
I hope she is well and will return soon. She is scheduled to conduct SFS in 2017 in John Adams's The Gospel According to the Other Mary, a work I am greatly looking forward to hearing.