Shambles on stage as San Francisco scraps concert at a few minutes’ noticeNews
Yesterday’s matinee concert was cancelled with little warning after several orchestra musicians returned positive Covid tests.
A person engaged in the performance tells Slipped Disc that Matthew Spivey, CEO of the San Francisco Symphony, sent the audience home ‘out of an abundance of caution’.
The soloist Jan Lisiecki, engaged for the Beethoven G major concerto, offered instead to give a Chopin recital.
Previously, Dr. Laura Stanfield Prichard had given a 30-minute pre-concert talk on Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Beethoven and Brahms.
The late cancellation appears to have been a shambles.