Berlin Philharmonic Announces Conductor Change for Performance

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Sergio Veranes Studio)

Christian Thielemann has canceled his upcoming concert with the Berlin Philharmonic.

The orchestra said that “unfortunately Christian Thielemann had to cancel his appearance conducting the concert on 11 December due to scheduling issues. The Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation and the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker are very grateful to Kent Nagano for taking over the conducting duties.”

Nagano will conduct a program that includes Maurice Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin,” Gustav Mahler’s “Rückert-Lieder,” Paul Hindemith’s  Chamber Music No. 1 op. 24, No. 1, and Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1 in D major op. 25 “Symphonie classique.” Camilla Nylund will be the soloist for the evening.

The Berlin Philharmonic is currently on tour in the US performing alongside Kirill Petrenko.