Jonathan Biss to replace Perahia who was to replace Pollini

Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 12:13 pm

By Lawrence A. Johnson

Jonathan Biss

Just one day after the announcement that he was to replace an ailing Maurizio Pollini, pianist Murray Perahia has canceled his Symphony Center recital for April 10.

Perahia’s representatives explained the cancellation thus: “Following a period without performing, Mr. Perahia now feels it is not advisable to add more concerts to his busy schedule, so as not to impair his long-term recovery from an earlier injury. He regrets that he is not able to appear in Chicago at this time, especially after not having performed in November.”

Jonathan Biss will now replace Perahia. The revised program includes Janacek’s Piano Sonata October 1, 1905, Schumann’s Kreisleriana, and Schubert’s Piano Sonata in A major, D.959.

Previously purchased tickets will be honored for this event.

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One Response to “Jonathan Biss to replace Perahia who was to replace Pollini”

  1. Posted Apr 10, 2011 at 11:34 am by John Fallon

    There’s a point where lotto tickets seem to be an appealing alternative to Orchestra Hall. I would never have bought a ticket to see Jonathan Biss, and I’ve heard 2 of the 3 works on the program too often.

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