Oct 31 2012

Muti Cancels Vienna Philharmonic Concerts

Published by at 7:28 pm under PSO 2012 European Tour

Manfred Honeck’s loveable brother-in-law Florian Partl has passed on word that Riccardo Muti has cancelled his weekend Musikverein concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic, which several members of the Pittsburgh SYmphony were planning to attend. Too bad. Just the same, anytime the Vienna Philharmonic plays it is special, and when Manfred Honeck’s brother Rainer is serving as Concertmaster, it’s a can’t miss. Rainer was seen this past summer with powerful solos in the Vienna Philharmonic Summer Nights concert which was televised on WQED/13.

Here is Herr Partl’s post:

This evening we have heard that Mr. Ricardo Muti had to cancel his project at this weekend (two subscription-concerts and a further concert with the Vienna-Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mr. Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Music Director of the Tonkünstler Orchestra of Lower Austria, has agreed to conduct these concerts. For the third Subscription Concerts and a concert for the Society of Friends of Music in Vienna, Mr. Orozco-Estrada will conduct compositions by Luigi Cherubini, Igor Stravinsky, and Franz Schubert. The soloist in Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto is Vienna Philharmonic concertmaster Rainer Honeck. (Saturday afternoon, and Sunday 11 o‘clock.)