Although he was scheduled to perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with The Philadelphia Orchestra next Wednesday at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, André Watts was regrettably forced to withdraw due to health concerns.
Fortunately for orchestra-goers, a more-than-capable replacement has been found. Czech pianist Lukáš Vondráček will perform in Watts’ place, and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 has been removed from the program in favor of the Russian composer’s Piano Concerto No. 3.