Vienna Maestro cancels two months

The Vienna Symphony Orchestra has announced that its music director Philippe Jordan, 41, has cancelled all appearances in January and February for health reasons, including concerts at Wiener Konzerthaus, Musikverein Wien and a tour to France, Switzerland, Austria and Germany.

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He will be replaced by th young Israeli Lahav Shani (who has already stepped in at the Vienna Phil) and by the former percussionist Adrien Perruchon.

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  • Norman, you wrote “the former percussionist Adrien Perruchon”. Has he turned in his mallets to pursue a conducting career?
    I saw him on timpani with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France just a few weeks ago.

    • a pale Nachdirigat in Köln in November, although the orchestra was acoustically disadvantaged by being behind the stage…

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