December 3, 2013
San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas — who has no Davies Symphony Hall appearances scheduled between Nov. 10 and Jan. 6 — has been asked to step in for Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the Philadelphia Orchestra's Carnegie Hall concert this Friday.
Nézet-Séguin, 38, music director of the Philadelphia since last year, has canceled appearances on medical advice that he not travel for the next few weeks due to sinus-related problems.
MTT has already been scheduled to conduct the Philadelphia in the same program in the orchestra's Verizon Hall on Dec. 5, 7, and 8. Hélène Grimaud is soloist in the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1; the second half of the program is a frequent MTT offering: Berlioz' Symphonie fantastique.