In its season-opening performances of Bruckner’s third symphony, the Concertgebouw Orchestra has replaced Daniele Gatti with the Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck. He will conduct five concerts starting at the Berlin Festival on September 4.
Gatti was peremptorily dismissed last week after allegations of sexual misconduct.
We hear that Bernard Haitink is being asked to step in at a subsequent concert. UPDATE: Haitink will conduct Mahler 7.
Thomas Hengelbrock will lead the opening night black-tie gala concert. The young British conductor Kerem Hasan has also been roped in.
Several C’bouw concerts carry this notice:
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has terminated the cooperation with chief conductor Daniele Gatti as of 2 August 2018. As soon as we have clarity on who will conduct the concert we will share it on this page.
The orchestra is nowhere near deciding on a fulltime replacement music director. Honeck, who is music director in Pittsburgh, must now be added to the shortlist.