Just in: Rattle to make jump-in Verbier debutmain
The makeshift Verbier Festival has persuaded Sir Simon Rattle to step in for one of Ivan Fischer’s concerts next week, after the Hungarian cancelled for health reasons.
Fischer’s other two concerts will be taken over by Gábor Takács-Nagy, music director of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, and – enterprisingly – the François López-Ferrer of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Chile. François is the son of the much lamented Jesús López-Cobos, who died in March this year. Like Rattle, he will be making his Verbier debut.