Pierre Boulez has been praying that his troubled eyes would recover sufficiently to allow him to resume conducting beforee the year is out. Sadly, that is not to be. He had two concerts scheduled with the Orchestre de Paris this week and has finally recognised that he can’t make it. Mikko Franck will step in. But Boulez says he will be in the audience, both nights.
One of the concerts was a free event at the Pyramide of the Louvre, of which Boulez said that he ’apprécie particulièrement l’atmosphère féérique de ces soirées sous l’écrin de verre et de lumière de Pei et la proximité avec le public.’