Myung-Whun Chung Cancels Maggio Musical Fiorentino Concert Due to Quarantine

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Riccardo Musacchio)

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced that Daniele Gatti will take over a concert on March 7 for conductor Myung-Whun Chung.

Myung-Whun Chung noted in a statement to Alexander Pereira, the Maggio Sovrintendente, “On the February 25, my wife and I came back from Japan, one of the countries most strongly affected by the Coronavirus and people returning from there, a 14-day isolation is strongly recommended. Firenze dates happen to be right in the middle of this period and thus I will be patient till the period is over. My best wishes for the Theatre.”

Chung recently returned from Tokyo where he was conducting concert performances of Bizet’s “Carmen” with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.

The March 7 performance will include Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 and will be broadcast on Radio Rai3.

Chung is scheduled to conduct at the Mahler festival and in Dresden this summer.