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Michael Tilson Thomas steps in to lead the Philadelphia Orchestra

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Carnegie Hall has announced that Michael Tilson Thomas, has “graciously agreed" to step in for Yannick Nézet-Séguin to lead the Philadelphia Orchestra at a performance in New York on Friday, December 6.

Mr Nézet-Séguin has had to cancel his appearances at Carnegie Hall and in Philadelphia this week on medical advice, and MTT will lead the Philadelphia Orchestra in a program featuring the Brahms Piano Concerto No 1, with pianist Hélène Grimaud as soloist. At Ms Grimaud’s request, the previously announced Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 will be replaced by the composer’s First Piano Concerto. The second half of the program - Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique - remains unchanged.

Music director of the San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas is also the founder and artistic director of the New World Symphony, and principal guest conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra return to Carnegie Hall for concerts on February 3, 2014; February 21, 2014; and May 2, 2014.

Michael Tilson Thomas will lead the Philadelphia Orchestra, with soloist Hélène Grimaud, in the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, on Friday, December 6, at 7.30 pm. Tickets for the peformance may be obtained by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

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