The Lucerne Festival Orchestra has added a last-minute fourth concert to this summer’s programme. It will be conducted not by music director Riccardo Chailly but by the wing-spreading Met chief, Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
We hear that Chailly is happy with this arrangement.
For Yannick, it’s a chance to plant his size-sixes in one of the most important musical venues – important, not just because it has the best modern concert hall but because it is the #1 favourite watering-hole of fat-cat classical donors. If the Met is to survive, Yannick needs to make nice to these peeps.