the theme of last-minute replacements this season, this weekend Leonard
Slatkin will be filling in for Richard Hickox, who has cancelled
because of illness. Even more impressive is the fact that Slatkin will
be conducting the originally scheduled program of Holst and Elgar.
side note on a different cancellation – I’m still very sad that Naïve
and Sentimental music was understandably rescheduled because of Robert
Spano’s cancellation earlier this season – when will this be appearing?
Anyway, I need my Holst fix this weekend, and Slatkin will not
disappoint. He’s a big name conductor, and it’s great that the PSO was
able to get him on relatively short notice.