Mannheim Philharmonic Cuts Concerts Due to Energy Crisis

By Francisco Salazar

Germany’s Mannheim Philharmonic has announced changes to its 2022-23 season due to the energy crisis.

The orchestra said, “as a result of increased operating costs caused by the energy crisis and high inflation, the Mannheim Philharmonic, unfortunately, feels compelled to shorten its current 2022-23 season by two concerts.”

The organization added, “The events with the pianist Plamena Mangova on Oct. 24, 2022 and with the cellist Kyril Zlotnikov on Nov. 20, 2022 are affected.”

As a result, the orchestra’s season opener has been postponed to Dec. 22, 2022, when the legendary pianist Martha Argerich will perform with the Philharmoniker for the second time.”

The other concert dates will also be unaffected and will include soloists baritone Michael Volle, cellist Mischa Maisky, violinist Pinchas Zukerman, and pianist Maria João Pires.