BSO Cancels European Tour

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has, like the Philadelphia Orchestra, canceled an upcoming European tour. Geoff Edgers of the Boston Globe reports that the BSO is citing the "economic downturn and resulting uncertainty" as the reason for nixing its Feb. 2010 roadshow, which would have included stops in Paris and Vienna.

You may remember that the Philadelphia Orchestra was aiming for first tour with Charles Dutoit as leader this year, but - in a cut that turned out to be just the tip of an awful iceberg - called it off. Philadelphia's first tour with Dutoit (to Asia) is still slated for 2010.