Rafael Fr‹hbeck de Burgos Withdraws from Boston Symphony Concerts at Tanglewood

Classic Arts News   Rafael Fr‹hbeck de Burgos Withdraws from Boston Symphony Concerts at Tanglewood
 
Due to illness, the Spanish maestro Rafael Fr‹hbeck deBurgos will be unable to conduct his two scheduledconcerts this weekend, on Friday and Sunday,August 18 and 20, with the Boston Symphony at theTanglewood Music Center.

The 73-year-old conductor still hopes to conduct the final concert of the BSO's Tanglewood season, an all-Beethoven program featuring the Symphony No. 7 and Piano Concerto No. 4 with Yefim Bronfman, on Sunday, August 27.

Replacing Fr‹hbeck de Burgos on Friday will be Ludovic Morlot, the BSO's Assistant Conductor. The program includes Turina's Theme and Variations for harp and strings (orchestrated by Fr‹hbeck de Burgos), de Falla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain, Debussy's La Mer and Ravel's Bolero.

The Sunday concert, an all-Brahms program featuring the Second Piano Concerto (with Peter Serkin) and Second Symphony, will be conducted by Pinchas Steinberg, an active freelance conductor who has served as Permanent Guest Conductor with the Vienna State Opera and led, among others, the Cleveland and Budapest Festival Orchestras; the Czech, Israel and Berlin Philharmonics; and the Dallas and London Symphony Orchestras.


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