Thomas Zehetmair is tired. His doctor says the German violinist and conductor is suffering from ‘exhaustion and fatigue’ and has forbidden him to travel until he recovers.
That leaves St Paul, Minnesota, in a hole. Zehetmair was meant to be conducting and performing three weekends of Britten and Haydn with the SP Chamber Orchestra. Versatile replacements don’t grow on trees in the Midwest, especially at short notice.
So the players too matters in hand. Members of the orchestra will soliloquize and direct the performances. Read here.
Who needs maestros, anyway?