September 16, 2010
photo Matti Hillig
Exciting young conductor Julian Kuerti steps in to lead the Infinite Enchantment concerts on September 25 and 26. It is with great regret that LACO music director Jeffrey Kahane must withdraw from these concerts. He is recovering from mononucleosis and has been advised by his physicians not to rehearse or perform until he is fully recuperated. There is every expectation that he will be restored to full health soon, and we wish him a speedy recovery.
On the 25th and 26th, critically-acclaimed conductor Julian Kuerti takes the stage to lead the Orchestra in Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Jalbert and Haydn. Of a performance under the direction of Julian Kuerti, a Cincinnati Enquirer critic wrote, “There was clearly chemistry happening onstage, and the musicians performed magnificently for him.” And when Kuerti stepped in at the last minute to conduct a Boston Symphony Orchestra performance, The Boston Globe lauded him as he “rose to the occasion and pulled off a triumphant concert. This was easily his finest hour.” Read his bio here.
We anticipate a wonderful season-opening concert and hope to see you there.