Mariss Jansons is unwell.
The Salzburg Festival regrets to announce that Mariss Jansons has been advised by his doctors to take a break for regeneration, forcing him to cancel his concerts at this summer’s Salzburg Festival. We send the conductor and recipient of the Festival Brooch with Rubies our very best wishes for a speedy recuperation.
Fortunately, Yannick Nézet-Séguin has agreed to take over the two concerts on 2 and 4 August 2019.
On 4 August, Maestro Nézet-Séguin will conduct the programme as previously published. On 2 August, instead of the Symphony No. 10 in E minor by Dmitri Shostakovich, he will lead the orchestra in the composer’s Symphony No. 5 in D minor.
He will also be replaced by Yannick in two BBC Proms.
Susanna Mälkki will cover for him with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Riga Jurmala Music Festival.