The concerts are part of a three-week festival honoring the elder J‹rvi at the conclusion of his 15-year tenure.
The program, which includes the world premiere of Erkki-Sven T‹‹r's Concerto for Violin, Clarinet, and Orchestra, is unchanged.
Paavo J‹rvi, music director of the Cincinnati Symphony, will also miss a gala tribute to his father on June 16. It will still feature performances by Neeme J‹rvi and his children Maarika, a flutist, and Kristjan, founder of the Absolute Ensemble and chief conductor of Vienna's Tonk‹nstler Orchestra.
"I am sorry that I cannot be in Detroit for my father's farewell concerts, but my family agrees that the timing is right for me to have minor medical treatment on my hand," said Paavo J‹rvi. "I look forward to getting back to work in a few days. I wish the Detroit Symphony and the Detroit fans the very best during this celebration and send all of my love to my father."