Verbier is hit by further cancellation

Verbier is hit by further cancellation


norman lebrecht

July 30, 2018

While all other summer festivals are proceeding more or less as planned, Verbier has suffered a string of late pullouts.

The latest is Ivan Fischer, citing health reasons.

He will be replaced next week by three jump-ins, so no great harm done.

But questions are being asked why Verbier is easier to cancel than, say, Salzburg, Lucerne or the Proms.


  • barry guerrero says:

    Easy . . . Verbrier isn’t Salzburg, Lucerne or The Proms.

  • Rob says:

    It’s “in the heart of the Alps” .

  • Nick2 says:

    The fees it pays are tiny compared to most other gigs.

  • Been Here Before says:

    I hope Ivan Fischer recovers for his Enesco – Bartok – Mahler performance at the Proms!

  • Plush says:

    Too many jews in Verbier. It is an undesirable audience.