Maestro move: Gergiev’s LSO backup gets a German orchestra

The former LSO doublebass player Michael Francis who used to take the podium when Valery Gergiev was late or absent from rehearsal, has been named music director of the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, starting next September.

Michael, 42, is also music director at the Florida Orchestra.

 

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  • Robert Groen says:

    Couldn’t resist a little dig at the “late or absent” Valery Gergiev, could you Norman?

  • DL says:

    also director of the San Diego Mainly Mozart Festival each June.

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