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Thursday, December 20, 2018

I Sort of Saw This Coming.

Here's what I wrote in November:
Found in a NY Philharmonic press release:

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla To Make New York Philharmonic DebutDvořák’s Cello Concerto, with Gautier Capuçon
Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2
Sibelius’s Lemminkainen and the Maidens of the Island
January 3–5, 2019
Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2Sibelius’s Lemminkainen and the Maidens of the IslandJanuary 3–5, 2019

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla will make her New York Philharmonic debut conducting Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, with Gautier Capuçon as soloist; Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2; and Sibelius’s Lemminkainen and the Maidens of the Island, Thursday, January 3, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 4 at 11:00 a.m.; and Saturday, January 5 at 8:00 p.m. 
That's a couple of weeks before the SFS engagement that MGT cancelled a few weeks back. I wonder which of the following is correct:
1. The NY Phil is about to be surprised.
2. The five-hour flight from Birmingham (or London, or wherever she lives in the UK) to NYC is less of a problem than the ten-hour flight to San Francisco.
I opined that 2 was correct. However, today comes another announcement from the NY Philharmonic:

Paavo Järvi To Replace Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with Gautier Capuçon 
Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 
Sibelius’s Lemminkainen and the Maidens of the IslandJanuary 3–5, 2019 

And as in SF, maternity leave is the reason. 


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