Staatskapelle Berlin Postpones Concerts at Teatro alla Scala due to Suspected COVID-19 Case in the Orchestra

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Staatsoper Unter den Linden official website)

The Staatsoper Unter den Linden has announced the postponement of the two symphonic concerts scheduled for Nov. 3 & 4, 2021 at the Teatro alla Scala due to a suspected case of COVID-19 in the orchestra.

The program for the concerts included Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C min. op. 68 and Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 73.

According to the press release, the directors of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden and Teatro alla Scala have jointly decided to postpone the concerts in order to examine the circumstances around the event and ensure the maximum safety for the orchestra, theater staff, the audience, as well as to provide the continuation of the tour of the Staatskapelle Berlin.

As a replacement program for Nov. 4, 2021, General Music Director of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Daniel Barenboim will give a solo piano recital, performing the three last Beethoven’s piano sonatas.

The European tour of the Staatskapelle Berlin led by the Maestro Daniel Barenboim began on Oct. 27 in the Megaron Concert Hall in Athens, and is set to end on Nov. 15, 2021, at the Tonhalle Zürich.