Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Photo: Marco Borggreve

The Philadelphia Orchestra will not play tonight at Carnegie Hall under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Joshua Bell will no be the soloist. « This concert has regrettably been cancelled due to a strike by Carnegie Hall’s stagehands », says the Hall on its web page. They give the following explanation: « Carnegie Hall has been engaged in talks with its stagehands for some time, working toward a new contract. Our disagreement has been centered on future operations of our new Education Wing and issues related to union jurisdiction within these facilities, created within the building’s upper floors to house Carnegie Hall’s expanding music education and community programs. »

Ironically, the scheduled Opening Night Gala dinner, benefiting Carnegie Hall’s artistic and educational programs, will still take place for gala patrons at The Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Ballroom.

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