Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Lorin Maazel to conduct Brazilian Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven Festival

American conductor Lorin Maazel will conduct all seven concerts in Brazil’s Beethoven Festival, which starts on 10 August, it has been announced.

Maazel is replacing conductor Kurt Masur, who cancelled his engagement due to health issues.
The Brazilian Symphony Orchestra’s (OSB) principal conductor and former artistic director, Roberto Minczuk (right), will not be conducting at the festival and has been stripped of the title of artistic director by the orchestra's management due to an ongoing dispute over his decision to dismiss 33 members of the orchestra.  Read More