Today’s concert is blighted by Covid

Today’s concert is blighted by Covid


norman lebrecht

June 16, 2021

This afternoon’s 3-conductor concert in Birmingham has been called off after one of the players tested positive for COVID19 and others will have to self-isolate.

Guess that’s 3 fees saved.

Here’s the official message:

A CBSO musician has sadly tested positive for Covid-19 and, in line with government guidelines and NHS Test and Trace requirements, a number of CBSO musicians have now been told to self-isolate. Given the timescales involved and the complexity of today’s planned repertoire, we have therefore had to make the very difficult decision to cancel today’s 2pm and 6.30pm performances at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, a B:Music venue.

We look forward to inviting our audiences and musicians back to Symphony Hall next week, and details of a rescheduled performance date including the World Premiere of Thomas Adès’ The Exterminating Angel Symphony will be announced in due course. 



  • Petros Linardos says:

    A sad reminder that Covid is not over. The more people believe the latter, the sooner it will be over for real.

  • m says:

    still? no one knows that these pcr tests are fraudulent and no symptoms means you can not pass it. Of course this going to trial in Germany was postponed until november so these criminals can wreak more havoc on society, Drosten and his cronies.

    • Hayne says:

      This covid19 debacle is the greatest crime of the century. Books will be written on this sooner than one would think.