The Los Angeles Philharmonic has cancelled the world premiere of
Osvaldo Golijov's Violin Concerto scheduled for 5 May. The work,
co-commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, was to
be performed by Leonidas Kavakos with conductor Gustavo Dudamel,
but Golijov has said he will not be able to finish the concerto in
time. The world premiere will now be rescheduled and Kavakos will
instead perform Dutilleux's L'arbre des songes.
This is the second time in two years that the Argentine composer has misjudged his timing for a Los Angeles Philharmonic co-commission. A song cycle for soprano Dawn Upshaw was not ready in time for its scheduled West Coast premiere at Walt Disney Concert Hall in March 2010.