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Domingo Hindoyan to miss four RLPO concerts due to Covid restrictions

Liverpool’s conductor designate Domingo Hindoyan has had to cancel his visit to the city next week because of European travel restrictions caused by the Coronavirus crisis.

The 40-year-old, who is due to take over the chief conducting role from Vasily Petrenko next autumn, was scheduled to appear with the RLPO from Thursday, October 29 to Sunday, November 1.

But restrictions on movement mean he is no longer able to fly into the city for the hotly anticipated concerts.

Instead, Philharmonic favourite Joshua Weilerstein will take up the baton on Thursday, October 29 when the orchestra will be joined by Wirral-born international piano star Stephen Hough – who will play Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ piano concert, and in three concerts on Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1 when the soloist will be violinist Tasmin Little.

Hindoyan’s absence is the latest headache for programmers at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Earlier this month conductor Andrew Manze was replaced at short notice by Rebecca Tong after he was unable to travel to the city because of current travel restrictions.

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