Now Carnegie Hall bans Gergiev long termNews
The Hall has cancelled Gergiev’s visit with the Mariinsky Orchestra in May ‘due to recent world events as well as ongoing challenges related to the global COVID-19 pandemic’.
In effect, he is persona non grata in America.
The hall’s president Clive Gillinson has a longstanding friendship with Gergiev. It was Gillinson who, in his previous job, signed Gergiev to be principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.
Here’s the change of tune:
Carnegie Hall announced today that its upcoming performances by the Mariinsky Orchestra, led by Valery Gergiev—scheduled for Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4—have been cancelled due to recent world events as well as ongoing challenges related to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
These concerts will not be rescheduled.