Culture Magazine

Kurt Masur Suffers Eye Infection: Will Still Conduct

By Superconductor @ppelkonen

Kurt Masur Suffers Eye Infection: Will Still Conduct

Kurt Masur. Photo by Chris Lee  2009 The New York Philharmonic.

The return of Kurt Masur to the podium of Avery Fisher Hall is always something to look forward to each season at the New York Philharmonic. But this week, the onset of an eye infection has caused a slight change in the conducting arrangements for this week's concert.
In a press release, the New York Philharmonic explained that, due to his condition, the 83-year old German conductor cannot read the score of Ms Gubudilina's composition. Philharmonic assistant conductor Daniel Boico will step in and conduct the work at this week's concerts.
Premiered in 1999, Two Paths is a work for two solo violas and orchestra. It was originally commissioned by the composer's wife, Tomoko Masur. The piece features Philharmonic principal violists Cynthia Phelps and Rebecca Young.
Despite this setback, Mr. Masur will be able to conduct the remainder of the program, which includes the Franz Liszt tone poem Les Préludes and the First Symphony by Johannes Brahms. Mr. Masur has those pieces committed to memory, and will not need the sheet music.
The concerts are scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at Avery Fisher Hall. An additional concert is planned for Friday night at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center's Prudential Hall, in Newark, New Jersey.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • What Will It Take?

    What Will Take?

    Image via Wikipedia Ok. So I don’t get to write as often as I like. I am swamped this semester, again, and although I think about the topic of bullying and how... Read more

    By  Kindergartenbullies
  • Eye Candy Fashion

    Candy Fashion

    One way to add sweet-as-sugar charm to your outfit without spending a pretty penny on clothes is with eye shadow! This spring it’s all about being bold so... Read more

    By  Jewelrygal
  • The Richat Structure - Earth's Bull's-Eye

    Richat Structure Earth's Bull's-Eye

    image credit The Sahara Desert, in which the Richat Structure is situated, does look rather featureless from above. So when astronauts glimpsed this prominent... Read more

    By  Gerard
  • When Will I...

    When Will I...

    Croz's latest piece of rework parody brings the 1988 smash hit 'Famous' under the main stage spotlight. Originally performed by Bros, the track itself is... Read more

    By  Pelski
  • Still Walking

    Still Walking

    After leaving Galeries Lafayette, I walked around the much-too-large Opera and down Avenue de l'Opera. It was coming-home-from-work time and because of the... Read more

    By  Thecleverpup
  • What's Your Dominant Eye?

    What's Your Dominant Eye?

    Ocular dominance, sometimes called eye dominance, is the tendency to prefer visual input from one eye to the other. In normal binocular vision there is an effec... Read more

    By  Gerard
  • "Where Pride Still Matters"

    There are times in every coach's career that he asks, "why am I doing this?" Sometimes the game of baseball can drive you crazy. Sometimes it will break your... Read more

    By  Meachrm