The music stops in Brazil

The music stops in Brazil


norman lebrecht

March 14, 2020

Message from the San Paolo Symphony:

The osesp foundation informs that, by guidance of the government of the state of São Paulo, in order to preserve the integrity of its public, activities planned from 14 March are suspended due to measures to prevent spread of Covid-19.

The concerts of the 2020 season, the morning series and historical meetings in São Paulo room with the Jazz Symphony Brasil are cancelled.
Today’s performance, with Paul Lewis as soloist and the orchestra conducted by Stefan Blunier is the first to be affected. Paul Lewis’s three solo recitals, scheduled for next week, and the Orchestra’s tour of 8 towns in the State of Sao Paulo will not happen either.


  • Fernando says:

    In Rio we had the sudden cancellation of Sondra Radvanovsky’s concert yesterday. The Municipal Theatre is now closed.