The Philadelphia Orchestra has issued a press release of changes to the coming season. It gets quite excited about the unscheduled return of Fabio Luisi, ‘a beloved collaborator with the Orchestra’.
Somehow, it fails to mention that he is replacing the hot ticket Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, probably the most sought after new-gen conductor.
Mirga, 33, has cancelled all guest conducting engagements for two years in order to give more time to her baby.
Philadelphia can wait.