Gustavo Dudamel has withdrawn from a series of concerts in his scheduled two-week residence with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The Venezuelan conductor is cancelling on the advice of his doctor, because of complications from a hand and arm injury. He sustained it from a fall in December. Dudamel will be replaced by Associate conductor Ken-David Masur and by BSO choral director James Burton.

The New York Philharmonic has announced conductor Jaap van Zweden has withdrawn from a number of upcoming performances – due to an ongoing shoulder complaint. According to the orchestra, the conductor was icing his shoulder, following a performance, and suffered a second-degree ice burn.

Van Zweden will be replaced on April 11th, 12th and 13th, by Australian conductor Simone Young.

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