Nikitin will be replaced by Gennady Bezzubenkov in Shostakovich's Symphony No. 14 on Oct. 24 and by Nikolai Putilin in the composer's Symphony No. 13 ("Babi Yar") on Oct. 29. These are the two final concerts in Gergiev's Shostakovich cycle at Avery Fisher Hall.
The conductor's cycle of the 15 Shostakovich symphonies, the first in New York, began last spring. The three upcoming concerts conclude Lincoln Center's yearlong celebration of the composer's centennial.
All other scheduled soloists remain as previously announced.