Martha Argerich cancels US tour for ‘family and health problems’main
The great pianist writes:
‘I am very sorry having to cancel my upcoming tour in the United States with Itzhak Perlman, whom I deeply admire and with whom I love playing. Because of family and health problems, I cannot for the moment travel far and for extensive periods of time away from my home in Europe. Thank you very, very much for your understanding.’
The tour had been booked in five cities, four of which have made alternative arrangements:
Los Angeles Disney Hall (March 13+14, 2018) has shifted the booking to May 12+14, featuring Perlman with his regular pianist, Rohan De Silva.
San Francisco Davies Symphony Hall (March 16, 2018). This has been cancelled.
Chicago Symphony Center (March 18, 2018). Violinist Gil Shaham and pianist Akira Eguchi will stand in.
Washington Kennedy Center (March 20, 2018) has moved the date to May 23, featuring Perlman with his good friend Pinchas Zukerman and Rohan De Silva.
and Carnegie Hall (March 22, 2018). This will now feature Perlman/Zukerman with De Silva.