Alondra de la Parra fell sick in Brisbane an hour before concert time.
It so happened that local-born Dane Lam, a protégé of Kurt Masur’s, was in town. He writes:
Tonight was an extraordinary night: I jumped in at an hour’s notice for @qsorchestra Maestro series concert. I thought I was attending as an audience member when the phone call came!! It was an honour to look around at so many familiar faces of an orchestra I grew up watching: teachers, friends, colleagues, classmates. It was a pleasure to make music with you all. Also thought of dear Maestro Masur as we played a beautiful Pastorale. Bravissimi!
Wishing @alondradlp all the best wishes for a speedy recovery. Hope you’re feeling better soon.