Vienna Maestro cancels two months

Vienna Maestro cancels two months


norman lebrecht

January 07, 2016

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.

philippe jordan


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.


  • Max Grimm says:

    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.

    • RW2013 says:

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

  • Marcelo Mendes says:

    Baremboim is a great supporter of Lahav Shani. Off to a good start.