Tovey, Guerrero to replace Chailly at BSO

December 16, 2011 at 11:59 am

By Lawrence A. Johnson

Bramwell Tovey will make his Boston Symphony Orchestra subscription debut Jan. 26-31.

Two guest conductors will make their Boston Symphony Orchestra subscription debuts in January, replacing Riccardo Chailly who was forced to withdraw for health reasons.

In an unusual bifurcated lineup, the Jan. 19-24 program will feature a conductor only for the second half of the program. Giancarlo Guerrero. music director of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, will conduct Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, as originally scheduled.

Replacing works by Prokofiev and Debussy, the BSO will be in the spotlight sans conductor on the first half. The revised lineup will offer Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Tomasi’s Procession du Vendredi-saint, Richard Strauss’s Serenade in E-flat for winds; and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings.

Bramwell Tovey. music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, will take over the second week of Chailly’s concerts, Jan. 26-31. The program of Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2 Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise) is unchanged. bso.org; 617-266-1200

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