Pianist Peter Serkin Cancels Florida Orchestra Appearances
American pianist Peter Serkin has cancelled his performances with the Florida Orchestra days before he was slated to open the new season.
Serkin, 67, cancelled due to illness, the orchestra announced Wednesday. New York City pianist Shai Wosner will step in on the same program Friday through Sunday, which features Adams’Lollapalooza, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, conducted by Joshua Weilerstein. It’s the first program of the orchestra’s 2014-15 season.
The son of pianist Rudolf Serkin and grandson of violinist Adolf Busch, Serkin was one of the more prominent names the orchestra had lined up for the season. In July, world famous violinist Midori also cancelled her scheduled Florida Orchestra appearances, due to her pregnancy.