The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has announced changes to two of its upcoming Digital Season concerts as a result of COVID-19 travel and quarantine restrictions.
The rising Norwegian conducting star Tabita Berglund (pictured) will make her unexpected Scottish debut replacing Carlos Miguel Prieto on Friday 6 November. The Mexican conductor is now unable to travel to Scotland. Berglund, who won the 2018 Gstaad Conducting Academy’s Neeme Jarvi Prize, will conduct Sibelius’ Symphony No 7 instead of the advertised Variaciones Concertantes by Ginastera.
On Friday 20 November, with RSNO principal guest conductor Elim Chan now unable to attend, soloist Jorg Widmann will double up as player-conductor in Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, and in changes to the original programme perform his own Fantasie for solo clarinet, and direct Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” Symphony.
Updated details on the full Digital Season available here.