Thursday, February 12, 2015

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra conductor laureate Raymond Leppard forced to withdraw from engagement next month for reasons of health


Notice of a Classical Series change  just came from the ISO this afternoon. We wish Raymond Leppard a return to good health soon.


Ludovic Morlot will return to the ISO for the fourth time in the past decade.
"INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra announced today that Conductor Laureate Raymond Leppard has had to withdraw from his concerts on March 13-14 due to health issues. Maestro Leppard will be replaced by conductor Ludovic Morlot, who serves as Music Director of the Seattle Symphony.

Due to the change, the program will now feature Berlioz’s Overture to Les Francs-juges (Judges of the Secret Court), Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand with pianist Bertrand Chamayou and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1. The pre-concert presentation of the Honor Orchestra of America will continue as scheduled.

Maestro Morlot’s last appearances with the ISO were in 2007, 2009 and 2011."