“The reason, officially, is concern over Covid. Having weathered an outbreak on its European tour last summer, the orchestra is loathe to tempt fate. This leaves a three-week hole in its spring season and a major loss in revenues, since the musicians must be paid in any case.” [Musical America Worldwide, October 21, 2022]

BBC Proms 2022 – Prom 71 tonight (Friday, Sept. 9, Albert Hall) – Philadelphia Orchestra/Yannick Nézet-Séguin with Lisa Batiashvili: Rachmaninov, Chausson, Saint-Saëns, Florence Price – is cancelled.

BBC Proms 2022 – Prom 70: Philadelphia Orchestra. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony and Angel Blue sings Samuel Barber & Valerie Coleman. Concert cancelled due to the sad passing today of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.