(SF, 25 June 2019) The Salzburg Festival regrets to announce that Mariss Jansons has been advised by his doctors to take a break for regeneration, forcing him to cancel his concerts at this summer’s Salzburg Festival. We send the conductor and recipient of the Festival Brooch with Rubies our very best wishes for a speedy recuperation.

Fortunately, Yannick Nézet-Séguin has agreed to take over the two concerts on 2 and 4 August 2019.

On 4 August, Maestro Nézet-Séguin will conduct the programme as previously published. On 2 August, instead of the Symphony No. 10 in E minor by Dmitri Shostakovich, he will lead the orchestra in the composer’s Symphony No. 5 in D minor. Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 remains part of the concert programme.

Friday, 2 August 2019, 8 pm, Salzburg, Großes Festspielhaus
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 36
Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in D minor Op. 47

Sunday, 4 August 2019, 11 am, Salzburg, Großes Festspielhaus
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 1 in E minor Op. 39
Sergei Prokofiev Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in G minor Op. 63
Richard Strauss Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59

Lisa Batiashvili, Violin
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Yannick Nézet-Séguin first appeared at the Salzburg Festival in 2008. He has conducted 34 performances so far, 30 of these being opera performances and four concerts.


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