Thomas Quasthoff Cancels This Week's Appearances With Philadelphia Orchestra

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Due to a bronchial infection, Thomas Quasthoff has withdrawn from all of his scheduled appearances this week and next with the Philadelphia Orchestra. The bass-baritone was to have performed Mahler's Kindertotenlieder with the orchestra under music director Christoph Eschenbach in four concerts in Verizon Hall in Philadelphia January 17-20, as well as a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York on January 23.

For the Philadelphia performances, the Mahler songs will be replaced by Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, with four of the orchestra's top musicians — Concertmaster David Kim, First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang, Principal Second Violin Kimberly Fisher, and Associate Principal Second Violin Paul Roby — as soloists, each of them taking one of the seasonal concertos. Bruckner's Symphony No. 9 remains on the program.

The Bruckner Ninth will anchor the Carnegie Hall performance on January 23 as well; the remainder of that program will be announced at a later time.


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