Rostropovich's assistant in Paris confirmed to PlaybillArts late last week that he will lead the Orchestre de Paris as scheduled in two all-Shostakovich programs this week and next at the Salle Pleyel. On Wednesday and Thursday, November 15 and 16, the maestro conducts the Cello Concerto No. 1, with soloist Tatiana Vassilieva, and the Symphony No. 8. Next Wednesday and Thursday, November 22 and 23, the program features the Symphony No. 10, the Piano Concerto No. 1 with C_dric Tiberghien, and an orchestral suite from the opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.
As of last week, Rostropovich had no further performances in the United States on his schedule, according to his assistant.