The Vienna Philharmonic’s having a rocky ride with its Japan tour. First, Seiji Ozawa fell ill. He was replaced by Andris Nelsons and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Now Salonen has pulled out.
Looks like Franz Welser-Möst, the new Opera chief, will fly in to save the tour along with the ever-willing Georges Pretre.
Salonen’s Vienna concert is being taken over by Andres Orozco-Estrada.
Who’s that? He’s 33, a hot young Colombian at the Tonkünstler orchestra of Lower Austria, as well as the Basque symphony orchestra in Spain. Looks like he’s going places. Fast.
See pictures here: http://orozcoestrada.com/gallery.php#