Good vibes coming in from the philharmonic orchestra of Radio France.
Mikko Franck, their music director, has come down with flu.
There’s an all-star cast lined up for Saturday’s concert performance of Korngold’s Die Tote Stadt – take a look here.
Orchestra and cast were offered a replacement conductor, called in at short notice. They replied: we want Marzena.
Marzena Diakun, 34, from Wroclaw, Poland, has been Mikko’s assistant conductor for just four months. She’s quickly making an impression as more than an assistant. This is the second time she’s replacing Mikko.
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