The piccolo player Nicola Mazzanti, due to perform this weekend at Fresno Pacific University, was turned back on Monday at Boston’s Logan Airport and sent home.
Nothing to do with coronavirus. Just a visa issue, he was shocked to learn.
Mazzanti told Fresno Pacific in an email: ‘I have been organizing my piccolo festival for many years in Italy, and a work visa has never been requested. Since 2005 I have often come to the USA to play small concerts as you know well and I have never had problems.’