Kurt Masur to Miss Entire London Philharmonic Tour

Classic Arts News   Kurt Masur to Miss Entire London Philharmonic Tour
London Philharmonic principal conductor Kurt Masur, who has been suffering from a viral infection, will miss all of the remaining concerts on the orchestra's current American tour, including Lincoln Center concerts on March 20 and March 26.

Masur became ill during a London Philharmonic concert in Dublin on March 5 and has been recovering at home in Germany. He initially withdrew from only part of the LPO's month-long American tour, expressing hope that he would recover enough to perform in New York, where he led the New York Philharmonic from 1991 to 2002.

But Lincoln Center said today that Roberto Minczuk and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter would share the conducting duties for the March 20 concerts and that Yan Pascal Tortelier would step in on March 26.

And according to Columbia Artists Management, which represents Masur and the LPO, Neeme J‹rvi will lead the orchestra on March 18 in Greenvale, Long Island, and March 19 in Newark, New Jersey. Tortelier will conduct on March 21, 23, 24, 25, and 27, in Schenectady, New York; Storrs, Connecticut; Boston; Purchase, New York; and Washington, D.C.

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