Just in: Seoul pulls Vanska datemain
The Seoul Philharmonic had been planning to reopen next week with Mahler 2nd, conducted by incoming music director Osmo Vänskä.
All 95 players were supposed to be tested for COVID-19 before rehearsals and Vänskä went into self-quarantine on arrival.
Tonight, however, the orchestra cancelled the event due to ‘the increase of infections linked to Itaewon (night) clubs’.
Too much, too soon.
And one unnecessary quarantine.