Pittsburgh Symphony Replaces Ailing Dohnšnyi With Arild Remmereit

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Arild Remmereit will replace conductor Christoph von Dohnšnyi at three concerts with the Pittsburgh Symphony next weekend.

Dohnšnyi withdrew yesterday from the April 15-17 concerts because he had kidney stones. Earlier in the week, the New York Philharmonic announced that he would not conduct a series of concerts this coming weekend.

The scheduled PSO concerts feature Wagner's Siegfried Idyll, Schumann's Symphony No. 4, and Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2, with Garrick Ohlsson playing the solo part.

Remmereit, who was born in Norway, has studied with Leonard Bernstein and has worked with Myung Whun Chung and Mariss Jansons. He already has some high-profile replacements to his name: In January, he stood in for Antonio Pappano with the Munich Philharmonic; later that month, his last-minute substitution for Rafael Fr‹beck de Burgos at the Vienna Symphony Orchestra drew excellent reviews.

This weekend, Remmereit makes his debut at La Scala, stepping in for Riccardo Muti, who resigned from the post of music director on April 2.

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