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Sunday, March 17, 2013

How Not To Get To Carnegie Hall

San Francisco Symphony cancels East Coast tour.
by Paul J. Pelkonen
Just do what the sign says.
The San Francisco Symphony will not come to New York this week.

The musicians struck last Wednesday, following a month-long dispute regarding player salaries, pension funds, and the projected renovation of their home venue Davies Hall.



Today, Superconductor received an e-mail from the Carnegie Hall press office, announcing that the performances on March 20 and 21 are cancelled. The orchestra was planning on playing a Wednesday night concert featuring Brahms' Symphony No. 1 and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with soloist Yuja Wang.

Thursday night's concert would have featured Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 9. Both concerts were to be conducted by SFS music director Michael Tilson Thomas.

The concerts will not be rescheduled. Patrons who purchased tickets for these performances with a credit card will receive automatic refunds. Those who purchased tickets with cash can return them to the Carnegie Hall Box Office to receive their refund. Ticketholders with any questions should contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.
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Since 2007, Superconductor has grown from an occasional concert or CD review to a near-daily publication covering classical music, opera and the arts in and around NYC, with excursions to Boston, Philadelphia, and upstate NY. I am a freelance writer living and working in Brooklyn NY. And no, I'm not a conductor.