Conductor of two ensembles is felled by a strokemain
From Larry Johnson of Boston Classical Review:
Conductor Richard Pittman has suffered a severe stroke, leaving two of Boston’s most innovative ensembles artistically rudderless…
Longtime music director of the New England Philharmonic and Boston Musica Viva, the 85-year-old conductor was stricken in March. (His illness is wholly unrelated to Covid-19.) While Pittman continues to recover, his recuperation is both “challenging and slow,” according to NEP. Sadly, it seems unlikely that the enterprising conductor will be able to return to the podium anytime soon, if at all….
Read on here.