New York Philharmonic Cancels September Appearances in Europe, Citing 'Inadequate Financial Guarantees'
Tuesday, July 13, 2004
International Herald Tribune
The New York Philharmonic has announced that it has canceled a European tour planned for early September. The orchestra, led by its former principal guest conductor, Colin Davis, was to have played five concerts at the first Seville International Music Festival in Spain, Sept. 2ñ12, with other concerts to follow in Turin and Verona in Italy.
Lorin Maazel, the music director of the Philharmonic, still plans to conduct Bizet's opera Carmen, which is to be the centerpiece of the festival. The Philharmonic was not scheduled to be part of those performances. The orchestra said it canceled the European tour because of inadequate financial guarantees.
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