Robert Craft Withdraws From Stravinsky Marathon for Health Reasons

Classic Arts News   Robert Craft Withdraws From Stravinsky Marathon for Health Reasons
 
Robert Craft, the conductor and scholar who served as Igor Stravinsky's confidant during his final years, will not appear at Symphony Space's "Wall to Wall Stravinsky" marathon on March 18 as planned.

According to a spokesperson for the venue, the 82-year-old Craft is in "frail health."

Clarinetist Charles Neidich will step in for Craft, leading Stravinky's Symphonies of Wind Instruments.

Wall to Wall Stravinsky runs 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Upper West Side venue. The event is free and no tickets are required.

Performers include jazz clarinetist Don Byron; actors Richard Thomas and Leonard Nimoy; the Ying Quartet; pianist Jeremy Denk; soprano Marni Nixon; and dancers Jacques d'Amboise, Allegra Kent, and Arthur Mitchell.

For more information, visit www.symphonyspace.org.


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