We learned over the weekend that Peter Serkin was ill and had to cancel his engagements in the Rogue Valley this week. He released this statement to go out to our audience:
“It is with real regret that due to illness I cannot come to Ashland after all to play a recital on the Tutunov Series and concerts with the Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra. I had been very much looking forward to visiting and playing music in Ashland and environs. I am eager to play with the musicians and their Maestro Martin Majkut there.
I very much hope it might work out for me to come to play next season, or sometime soon, as well. I look forward to that.”
We are pleased to report that arrangements have already been made for Mr. Serkin to appear with the RVS during our 2018-19 season.
As for this weekend, we were so fortunate to be able to bring in Anne-Marie McDermott, another world-class pianist, on incredibly short notice! She will be performing the same Mozart concerto as originally programmed.
Here is a taste of Ms. McDermott’s exquisite playing.