Joana Carneiro
(c) Dave Weiland

Berkeley Symphony, Berkeley, California, announced that Music Director Joana Carneiro has withdrawn from the concert on Thursday, January 26 at Zellerbach Hall. Carneiro is pregnant and is under doctor’s advice not to conduct or travel. She will be replaced by Christian Reif.

Carneiro, 40, a Portuguese conductor, is since 2009 at the helm of the Berkeley Symphony. She is also Principal Conductor at Orquesta Sinfonica Portuguesa und Guest Conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Spain.

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