A message from the maestro’s agent:
As you know Bernard Haitink tripped and fell after a concert in the Concertgebouw on Friday. We are very happy to report that, luckily, he sustained only superficial injuries. Nonetheless, his doctor has advised him to rest for a little longer before recommencing his activities. Therefore, with sadness. he has withdrawn from his upcoming concerts with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich next week. He looks forward very much to his concerts with them in September.
He would like to thank all those friends, colleagues and other well-wishers who have been in touch or left messages after reading about it on this site. And not least, Kerem Hasan, who picked up the baton in so exemplary a fashion on Sunday afternoon with Bernard’s beloved Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – as he says, it’s the silver lining to this cloud!