A senior maestro is out for months

A senior maestro is out for months


norman lebrecht

September 24, 2019

Message from the Halle Orchestra:

Following surgery in the middle of August to release a trapped nerve in his neck, and under medical advice, Sir Mark Elder has very reluctantly decided to cancel his forthcoming engagements. This will give him time for the fullest possible recuperation. He will return to the podium Sunday 24 November 2019 to conduct a performance of the Bach B minor Mass with the Hallé.

Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette on Saturday 5 October will now be conducted by Ludovic Morlot, and Andrew Manze will conduct the Opus One series 9-13 October at The Bridgewater Hall.



  • double-sharp says:

    Trapped nerves are miserable to endure. Wishing ME the best for a full recovery.

  • Nick says:

    Speediest recovery, Sir!!

  • Esther Cavett says:

    OMG, what is wrong with some of you folk ?

    A nice comment “Speediest recovery, Sir” gets two thumbs down. I’d like to cut your thumbs off !

  • Kelly says:

    Mark is a really good guy. I wish him a quick recovery and the best going forward.