David Daniels has canceled his participation with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
The countertenor was scheduled to perform Kenneth Fuch’s work “Poems of Life.”
On his website, a statement noted, “It is with great sadness that David Daniels must withdraw from his performance with the Virginia Symphony for the premiere of Kenneth Fuchs’ ‘Poems of Life.’ This has been a project of love with his brother, Michael Daniels, who is the principal cellist of the Virginia Symphony. David was looking forward to this family collaboration, and this would have been a very special opportunity for the two to perform together.”
“Unfortunately, David’s doctor has prescribed vocal rest, prohibiting his attendance. This has been communicated to the Virginia Symphony. They identified Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, an exciting young singer capable of singing this cycle. David is grateful for his willingness to come in at such short notice, and is sure of his success.”
Daniels, however, is still scheduled to record the song cycle in London.
He is also scheduled to perform Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice” with the Atlanta Symphony and will be the Artist in Residence at the Santa Fe Opera. He is also scheduled to appear for the Metropolitan Opera’s 50th Anniversary Gala.