Breaking: Bernard Haitink is too frail to conduct todaymain
The venerable maestro, 89, has pulled out of today’s repeat performance of Mahler’s ninth performance with the Concertgebouw Orchestra after suffering an alarming on-stage fall on Friday night while talking applause.
He will be replaced at zero notice by his young British assistant, Kerem Hasan, 26.
We wish Bernard a swift recovery.
Big day for Kerem.