Berlin Philharmonic cancels concert ‘due to several illnesses’

Tweet just in from the superorch: Leider kann das heutige Konzert der Blechbläser der Philharmoniker nicht stattfinden, wir bitten um Verständnis.

The longform version (in English):

‘Unfortunately, today’s concert of the brass players of the Berlin Philharmonic cannot take place due to several illnesses in the ensemble and must be postponed to a later date.’

The performance was meant to be:

Sarah Willis Horn

Christhard Gössling, Olaf Ott, and Thomas Leyendecker, Jesper Busk Sørensen Trombone
Alexander von Puttkamer Tuba

Jan Schlichte drums

Works by William Byrd, John Dowland, Johann Sebastian Bach, Anton Bruckner, Gustav Mahler, Malcolm Arnold, Werner Pirchner and Christian Mühlbacher

photo: Peter Adamik/Berlin Phil

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  • Trumpeters are far too narcissistic to be happy with a mere listing: I’m sure seeing the names of other instrumentalists listed at all caused them to suffer severe nausea, hence the cancellation.
    This from a trombone player, by the way.

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