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Golijov concerto won't arrive in time for Philadelphia Orchestra

A new violin concerto promised to the Philadelphia Orchestra won't be done in time for its January premiere, Carnegie Hall announced Thursday.

Golijov concerto won't arrive in time for Philadelphia Orchestra

A new violin concerto promised to the Philadelphia Orchestra won't be done in time for its January premiere, Carnegie Hall announced Thursday.

“Regardless of how they fare later in life, some works have a pleasant birth, while others a difficult one,” said composer Osvaldo Golijov in a prepared statement. “The violin concerto belongs to the second type, and I can only hope that when it is ready to see the world, it will be worthy of the artistry of Leonidas Kavakos, as well as that of the other artists and presenters who entrusted me with its creation.”

Mid-January performances had been scheduled in Philadelphia and New York with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting. Violinist Leonidas Kavakos will perform Karol Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in its stead.

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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