In Friday’s (9/10) San Diego Union-Tribune, James Chute reports, “The National Orchestra of Spain has canceled its North American 2011 tour. It will be replaced on the La Jolla Music Society’s Celebrity Orchestra Series April 17 program at Copley Symphony Hall by the China Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by its music director, Long Lu. Violinist Renaud Capucon, who was also scheduled solo with the Spanish orchestra, will be the soloist. He will perform Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 on a program that will retain Stravinsky’s ‘Firebird’ Suite and add Tchaikovsky’s ‘Serenade for Strings’ (in place of Ravel’s ‘Bolero’). Columbia Artists Management, Inc., the orchestra’s tour representative, said in a statement that the ensemble’s entire tour was canceled due to a reduction in support from the Spanish government. … The Music Society’s 2010-11 orchestra series includes the Dresden Staatskapelle (Oct. 28), the Vienna Philharmonic (March 4) and now, the China Philharmonic (April 17).”

Posted September 14, 2010