Eschenbach Joins Nelsons On BSO Disabled List

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Andris Nelsons leads the BSO. (Stu Rosner)
Andris Nelsons leads the BSO. (Stu Rosner)

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is experiencing some bad luck. Two more cancellations have been announced for this weekend at Tanglewood. Conductor-pianist Christoph Eschenbach has an inner ear infection and bass-baritone Ferruccio Furlanetto is suffering from a bad cold. Neither will be able to take the stage this weekend.

The news comes one day after the BSO's new Music Director Andris Nelsons bowed out of his Tanglewood performance of Verdi's Requiem because of a head injury. The BSO has replacements lined up, though, including Carlo Montanaro standing in for Nelsons Saturday. Eric Owens stands in for Furlanetto.

Edo de Waart replaces Eschenbach at the podium on Friday. Garrick Ohlsson is now the piano soloist for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 in place of the originally scheduled Piano Concerto No. 12. The rest of the program remains unchanged.On Sunday, conductor Ludovic Morlot will replace Eschenbach in the originally scheduled program featuring Ohlsson.

Here are the updated programs for the BSO:

Friday, July 26, 8:30pm, Shed
Edo de Waart, conductor
Christine Schäfer, soprano
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
“Ch’io mi scordi di te…Non temer, amato bene,” Concert aria for soprano and orchestra
with piano obbligato, K.505
Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, K.595
Symphony No. 41 in C, K.551, Jupiter

Saturday, July 27, 8:30pm, Shed
Carlo Montanaro, conductor
Kristīne Opolais, soprano
Lioba Braun, mezzo-soprano
Dmytro Popov, tenor
Eric Owens, bass-baritone
Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor
VERDI Requiem

Sunday, July 28, 2:30pm, Shed
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
DVOŘÁK Carnival Overture
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op. 26
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, From the New World

This program aired on July 23, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

Andrea Shea Twitter Senior Arts Reporter
Andrea Shea is WBUR's arts reporter.