Happy news: Maestro gives birthmain
The Barbican Centre has rather drily reported a change of cast:
We are sorry to announce that Joana Carneiro is no longer able to conduct this concert. Happily, this is due to her having recently given birth, and we send her and her family all our best wishes.
We are delighted that Benjamin Shwartz is able to step in to conduct at such short notice.
Ms Carneiro, who is Portuguese, is music director of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, California, and principal conductor of Orquesta Sinfonica Portuguesa and Teatro Sao Carlos in Lisbon.
We send good wishes to mother and child.