Friday 14 May 2021

Bernard Haitink returns to the Netherlands

Bernard Haitink is to conduct the Concertgebouw orchestra in three concerts in September. He is replacing conductor-in-chief Mariss Jansons who is ill.


The 81-year-old Haitink will conduct Bruckner’s seventh symphony. He led the orchestra from 1961 to 1988 when he left following a difference of opinion with its members. In 1999, when the row had died down, he was appointed honorary conductor.
Jansons has been ill for some time. He underwent an operation in June 2010 and is now scheduled for a second one.

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