Yo-Yo Ma was scheduled to perform the work on March 15, 16, 17, and 18 at Symphony Hall, and again at Tanglewood on August 4.
A spokesperson for the BSO told the Globe that the premiere had been postponed because Golijov has not yet finished the work. It was not clear whether the Tanglewood performance has also been postponed.
The program in March also include Ligeti's Concert Romê¢nesc and Strauss's Ein Heldenleben; St. Louis Symphony music director David Robertson is the conductor. According to the Globe, Ma will perform as scheduled, playing a different work that has not yet been chosen.
As originally scheduled, the premiere followed a busy period for Golijov, including the current month-long festival of his works at Lincoln Center.