James Conlon Withdraws From Tanglewood Concerts

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Conductor James Conlon has canceled two appearances with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood on August 13 and 14 because of a scheduling conflict, the New York Times reports. Andrew Davis, the music director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and artistic advisor to the Pittsburgh Symphony, has agreed to fill in.

The August 13 concert, which features violinist Gil Shaham, will now include Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 instead of the composer's Symphony No. 7. Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4 remains on the program.

The all-Mozart program on August 14 is unchanged. Flutist James Galway is the soloist.

Tanglewood also announced that bass Kristinn Sigmundsson has withdrawn from a July 16 concert performance of excerpts from Wagner operas. Stephen Milling and John Cheek will replace him.

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