Monday, January 14, 2019

Cancellations, Here and There

A couple of high-profile cancellations, one in SF and the other NY:

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Leif Ove Andsnes has had to cancel all of his upcoming United States tour performances this month because he is suffering an injury to his elbow. As a result, his January 22 piano recital at Davies Symphony Hall is cancelled.   
The following options are available for those who have already purchased tickets: 

If you need assistance with your ticket, contact the San Francisco Symphony Box Office by phone at 415-864-6000, email at, or in person at the Box Office located at 201 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA. 

And on the East Coast:

ARTIST AND PROGRAM CHANGE: Thomas Dausgaard To Replace Zubin Mehta in His NY Philharmonic Debut

Nielsen’s Helios Overture
Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Stephen Hough
Schumann’s Symphony No. 2

February 14–16, 2019

Thomas Dausgaard — chief conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony and Swedish Chamber Orchestras, who becomes music director of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra next season — will replace Zubin Mehta, who has withdrawn, in the New York Philharmonic concerts February 14–16, 2019, marking Mr. Dausgaard’s Philharmonic debut. The program will feature Nielsen’s Helios Overture, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Stephen Hough as soloist, and Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 (replacing Webern’s Passacaglia, Op. 1, and Concerto for Nine Instruments, and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, Great). 

[Too bad that the Webern pieces are no longer on this program. I believe Mehta was just on the West Coast conducting the LA Philharmonic. I am mildly surprised that the NY Philharmonic press release doesn't mention that Mehta is a former music director of the NYPO.]

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