He has pulled out of two concerts at Lucerne that he was not expected to conduct, struggling as he is with poor eyesight.
But though the shoulder is an additional blow, he does plan to be in attendance at the festival’s academy for young conductors.
Here’s the press announcement:
Pablo Heras-Casado will conduct for Pierre Boulez at LUCERNE FESTIVAL in Summer 2013
Lucerne, August 5, 2013. Because of a fracture to his shoulder, Pierre Boulez will unfortunately be unable to conduct this summer in LUCERNE FESTIVAL’s concerts on 7 and 9 September. Nevertheless, he will, as planned, be in attendance as Artistic Director for the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY’s rehearsals, and he will be present for the discussions introducing the concerts on 7 and 9 September and will also host the LUCERNE FESTIVAL 40min concert format on 7 September.
Pablo Heras-Casado will take his place to conduct the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Orchestra on 7 and 9 September in the following works:
Dieter Ammann: unbalanced instability for violin and orchestra (a commission by WDR and LUCERNE FESTIVAL with support from Pro Helvetia), Swiss premiere
Pierre Boulez:Cummings ist der Dichter / Le Soleil des Eaux
Anton Webern: Cantata No. 2, Op. 31 / Variations for Orchestra, Op. 30 / Cantata No. 1, Op. 29
Igor Stravinsky:Le Roi des Etoiles
Béla Bartók:Cantata profana, Sz 94
During this evening Pablo Heras-Casado will additionally conduct the other works on the program as originally scheduled: Alban Berg’s Lyric Suite for Orchestra, Op. 30 and Luciano Berio’s Corale (su Sequenza VIII).