It was not enough for Andris Nelsons to cancel his traversal of the Verdi Requiem this weekend due to an unfortunate accident. Now the BSO has just announced more changes. Conductor/pianist Christoph Eschenbach (scheduled to perform on Friday, July 26 and Sunday, July 28) has an inner ear infection and currently cannot travel by plane; and bass Ferruccio Furlanetto has a bad cold and is not able to sing the bass-baritone role in this week’s performance of Verdi’s Requiem.
The following have agreed to step in:
Edo de Waart will replace Eschenbach at the podium on Friday, July 26. Garrick Ohlsson will replace Eschenbach as piano soloist, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, K.595 in place of the originally scheduled Piano Concerto No. 12 in A, K.414. The rest of the program remains unchanged.
On Sunday, July 28, Ludovic Morlot will conduct in the place of Eschenbach in the originally scheduled program featuring pianist Garrick Ohlsson.