Daniele Gatti is out for two months and Carnegie’s having to recast its Vienna season. Latest press release:
(For Immediate Release, February 14, 2014, New York, NY)—Carnegie Hall today announced that Christoph Eschenbach has graciously agreed to step in for Daniele Gatti and conduct theVienna Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The concert is the penultimate concert by the orchestra in Carnegie Hall’s three-week, citywide festival Vienna: City of Dreams, which runs from February 21 to March 16. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra’s March 15 program—Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished,” and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with soprano Juliane Banse—remains the same.
As previously announced, Maestro Gatti with deep regret has cancelled all of his professional engagements for the next two months, including two Vienna: City of Dreams programs, due to a tendinopathy (acute inflammation of the tendon) in both shoulders. Franz Welser-Möst will step in for Gatti with the Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m. in a concert performance of Berg’s Wozzeck.
The March 15 concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will be Maestro Eschenbach’s second appearance in the Vienna: City of Dreams festival. As a pianist, he collaborates with baritone Matthias Goerne in a performance of Schubert’s song cycle Die schöne Müllerin onWednesday, March 5 at 8:00 p.m.