Penderecki drops out of birthday events ‘for personal reasons’

Penderecki drops out of birthday events ‘for personal reasons’


norman lebrecht

November 22, 2018

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra tells us that the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, in the throes of 85th birthday concerts, ‘has had to withdraw from his scheduled performance with the RSNO due to personal reasons.’

RSNO Music Director Thomas Søndergård said: ‘It is regrettable that maestro Penderecki is now unable to join the Orchestra for these concerts. However, I am delighted that I have been able to make myself available for this. I adore Anne-Sophie Mutter’s playing and am hugely looking forward to her performances with the RSNO.’

Violin soloist Anne-Sophie Mutter said: ‘I look forward with happy anticipation to my first concert with Thomas Søndergård. Krzysztof Penderecki‘s Violin Concerto No2, Metamorphosen is a towering project, and has been my companion since the premiere in 1995.’



  • Jonathan Dunsby says:

    Concert also includes Tchaikovsky 5th