A fourth maestro falls sick

A fourth maestro falls sick


norman lebrecht

June 12, 2017

Michael Tilson Thomas has just cancelled on the London Symphony Orchestra’s Finnish tour.

Dima Slobodeniouk will replace him on 13 June.

Here’s who else has cancelled today.

UPDATE: Health alert over maestro virus.


  • boringfileclerk says:

    Why is Russia trying to make so many conductors so sick? What is their end game here?

  • Novagerio says:

    Dima is actually a finn born in Russia…

    • Harold Lewis says:

      Slobodeniouk is a Ukrainian surname. Writing in Gramophone in 2013, Guy Rickards described Dima Slobodeniouk as ‘Russian-born, Finnish-resident’. The Opera Musica web site describes him as ‘Moscow-born’.

  • Jill Richards says:

    Evidently conducting has its secret hazards…

  • Dawna Demster says:

    I’m available.