Flu Leads to Brooklyn Conductor’s NY Philharmonic Debut

032408 muti web Flu Leads to Brooklyn Conductors NY Philharmonic DebutGerms have struck again! Is no cultural institution safe? While the Met is hemorrhaging singers due to illness, the New York Philharmonic’s conductor, Riccardo Muti, has been forced off the dais this week by the flu. He will be replaced by Michael Christie. During his first time conducting the orchestra, he will be leading works by Elgar and Copland on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 11 a.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. Fortunately for Mr. Christie, he doesn’t have far to travel. He is music director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic. Just be sure to load up on Vitamin C, Mike!

Article continues below
More from Politics
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to the press in front of Trump Tower after his meeting with president-elect Donald Trump, November 16, 2016 in New York City.
‘This Ain’t Over Yet’—NYC Mayor to Keep Pushing Feds to Repay City for Trump Security