Claudio Abbado is under doctors’ orders to rest; Martha won’t play with anyone else. Here’s the press release. (UPDATE: They’ve also cancelled Amsterdam)
RE: Orchestra Mozart UK debut concert, Royal Festival Hall, 1 October 2013
On his doctor’s advice, Claudio Abbado has cancelled his orchestral commitments for September and October 2013. Claudio Abbado is confident he will recover rapidly and be able to participate in all future projects.
It has also been announced that pianist Martha Argerich will no longer be performing at the concert.
We are pleased to announce that Bernard Haitink will conduct Orchestra Mozart’s UK debut concert on 1 October as part of Shell Classic International and soloist Maria João Pires will also join the orchestra to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.2.
We are deeply indebted to Mr Haitink and Ms Pires for making possible their appearances at such short notice.
The full programme details for this performance are now as follows:
1 October 2013 7:30PM
Royal Festival Hall
Shell Classic International
Bernard Haitink conductor
Maria João Pires piano
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Overture, Leonore No.2
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.2
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No.4