LENOX, Mass. — Two more cancellations by artists scheduled to perform with the Boston Symphony Orchestra have forced changes to this weekend’s Tanglewood schedule.
On Monday, the BSO announced that conductor Andris Nelsons was cancelling his scheduled Saturday performance because of a concussion.
Mark Volpe, the orchestra’s managing director, said Nelsons collided with a door that unexpectedly swung open at his residence in Bayreuth, Germany. Nelsons was hospitalized and doctors advised him against airplane travel. He had been scheduled to conduct the Verdi Requiem on Saturday at Tanglewood, the BSO’s summer home.
Two other artists scheduled for this weekend have been forced to withdraw from programs due to illness. Conductor/pianist Christoph Eschenbach, scheduled to perform on Friday and Sunday, has an inner ear infection and cannot travel by plane. Bass Ferruccio Furlanetto, scheduled to perform on Saturday, has a bad cold and is not able to sing the bass-baritone role in this week’s performance of Verdi’s Requiem.
Edo de Waart will replace Eschenbach at the podium on Friday. Garrick Ohlsson will replace Eschenbach as piano soloist, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, K.595 in place of the originally scheduled Piano Concerto No. 12 in A, K.414. The rest of the program remains unchanged.
Conductor Carlo Montanaro will step in for Nelsons for the performance of the Verdi Requiem on Saturday. Bass-baritone Eric Owens will replace Furlanetto.
On Sunday, conductor Ludovic Morlot will replace Eschenbach to lead the BSO in the originally scheduled program featuring pianist Garrick Ohlsson.
Updated weekend program
Friday, 8:30 p.m.: Edo de Waart, conductor; Christine Schäfer, soprano; Garrick Ohlsson, piano
All-Mozart Program: “Ch’io mi scordi di te . . . Non temer, amato bene,” Concert aria for soprano and orchestra with piano obbligato; Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat; Symphony No. 41 in C, Jupiter
Saturday, 8:30 p.m.: Carlo Montanaro, conductor; Kristine Opolais, soprano; Lioba Braun, mezzo-soprano; Dmytro Popov, tenor; Eric Owens, bass-baritone; Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor
Sunday, 2:30 p.m.: Ludovic Morlot, conductor; Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Dvorák Carnival Overture; Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C; Dvorák Symphony No. 9 in E minor, From the New World.