Baltimore Symphony Conductor Yuri Temirkanov Sidelined by Back Injury

Classic Arts News   Baltimore Symphony Conductor Yuri Temirkanov Sidelined by Back Injury
Baltimore Symphony music director Yuri Temirkanov will miss the last three weeks of the season because of a back injury, the orchestra announced.

Temirkanov is currently in Europe, and is unable to travel to the United States.

Yan Pascal Tortelier, former principal conductor of the BBC Philharmonic and principal guest conductor designate of the Pittsburgh Symphony, is filling in for Temirkanov this weekend, in concerts last night, tonight, and June 5.

For concerts June 10, 11, and 12, Temirkanov will be replaced by Arild Remmereit, former music director of the Ukranian State Opera. Remmereit has drawn rave reviews for a series of high-profile substitutions this season. In January, he filled in for Antonio Pappano at the Munich Philharmonic and Rafael Fr‹beck de Burgos at the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. In April, he stood in for Riccardo Muti at La Scala after Muti resigned his position, and then replaced an ailing Christoph von Dohnšnyi in Pittsburgh.

James Judd, music director of the New Zealand Symphony and former music director of the Florida Philharmonic, will replace Temirkanov on June 16, 17, and 19.

The programs for all three weekends are unchanged.

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