Humble maestro turns 90, still working six days a weekmain
Herbert Blomstedt will be 90 tomorrow.
A Seventh Day Adventist, he does not work Saturdays.
But for the rest of the week he has rarely an idle moment.
Last week he toured Bruckner’s 5th symphony with the NDR Elbphilharmonie in Lübeck, Rendsburg and Neubrandenburg. Next week he’s with the Bamberg Symphony in Bamberg, Würzburg, St. Stephan Dom in Passau and Bruckner’s old church St. Florian in Linz.
Between August and Christmas he will conduct 36 concerts with the Gewandhaus, Danish National Symphony, NHK, Berlin Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio, Swedish Radio and the Vienna Philharmonic.
Happy birthday, Maestro B!