Martha Argerich drops out, conductor steps inmain
Hours before a Mi-To Festival concert in Milan with the Youth Orchestra of the State of Bahia ‘Neojiba’, the soloist pulled out.
The concert was sold out, the audience waiting. What to do?
The evening’s conductor Ricardo Castro stepped in to play the Schumann concerto, directing from the keyboard.
Marta had played the concerto the night before in Montreux without apparent discomfort.
UPDATE: Martha suffers fall.