Mesage from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra:
Juanjo Mena sincerely regrets that due to illness he must withdraw from this week’s performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
It’s a highlight of the orchestral year. Mena must have had a watertight doctor’s note to pull out of it.
His replacement on Wednesday will be the Bach specialist Matthew Halls.
Quite a difference.