While celebrating his 81st birthday on November 15th, Daniel Barenboim had to cancel the series of concerts he was scheduled to give in North America in the coming weeks on the recommendation of his doctors. He was to conduct the Staatskapelle in New York, Chicago and Toronto.
“ It is with great regret that I have to withdraw from the Staatskapelle’s upcoming concert tour through the USA and Canada. states Daniel Barenboim in a press release.
“My health simply does not allow me to undertake the strenuous transatlantic trips and the numerous domestic trips. »
During this tour, the maestro was scheduled to lead the Staatskapelle Berlin in the interpretation of 4 symphonies by Johannes Brahms, for two performances in Toronto on November 26th, in Chicago on November 28th and in New York on November 30th and December 1st.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin will replace Daniel Barenboim
For the two concerts in Koerner Hall, the Israeli-Argentinian conductor will be replaced by the young Lithuanian Giedrė Šlekytė, who will make her Toronto debut at the head of the Staatskapelle.
In Chicago, Jakub Hrůša, the future musical director of the Royal Opera House, will lead the Berlin group. In New York, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct the two performances scheduled for the end of the month at Carnegie Hall.
The last concert conducted by Daniel Barenboim took place on October 23rd in Berlin, where he led his Barenboim-Said Academy on the stage of the Salle Pierre Boulez. Still on his calendar are his three appearances at the helm of the Berlin Philharmonic with his accomplice Martha Argerich at the piano on December 20th, 21st and 22nd
¡Feliz cumpleaños, Maestro! 🎂 @DBarenboim celebrates 81 years of music, dialogue and education. 💚 We look forward to many congratulations from the Fundación Pública Andaluza Barenboim-Said! pic.twitter.com/QdASk2nV2L
— Barenboim Said Foundation (@BarenboimSaid) November 15, 2023
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