Conductor Andris Nelsons with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which was to have performed the opening concert of the Hong Kong Arts Festival on February 12. It has cancelled its East Asia tour because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Hilary Scott Conductor Andris Nelsons with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which was to have performed the opening concert of the Hong Kong Arts Festival on February 12. It has cancelled its East Asia tour because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Hilary Scott
Conductor Andris Nelsons with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which was to have performed the opening concert of the Hong Kong Arts Festival on February 12. It has cancelled its East Asia tour because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Hilary Scott

Boston Symphony Orchestra cancels Asia tour over coronavirus outbreak; Hong Kong Arts Festival ‘disappointed’ – its concert was to have opened the festival

  • Orchestra was to have played in four cities, including Shanghai, all of which have confirmed cases of coronavirus, which WHO has declared a global emergency
  • Venue for its Hong Kong Arts Festival concerts has been closed indefinitely along with others hosting festival events

Topic |   Classical music
Conductor Andris Nelsons with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which was to have performed the opening concert of the Hong Kong Arts Festival on February 12. It has cancelled its East Asia tour because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Hilary Scott Conductor Andris Nelsons with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which was to have performed the opening concert of the Hong Kong Arts Festival on February 12. It has cancelled its East Asia tour because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Hilary Scott
Conductor Andris Nelsons with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which was to have performed the opening concert of the Hong Kong Arts Festival on February 12. It has cancelled its East Asia tour because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Hilary Scott
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