American pianist Peter Serkin has canceled his performances with the Florida Orchestra days before he was slated to open the new season.
Serkin, 67, canceled due to illness, the orchestra announced Wednesday. New York City pianist Shai Wosner will step in on the same program Friday through Sunday, which features Adams' Lollapalooza, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances, conducted by Joshua Weilerstein. It's the first program of the orchestra's 2014-15 season.
The son of pianist Rudolf Serkin and grandson of violinist Adolf Busch, Serkin was one of the more prominent names the orchestra had lined up for the season. In July, world famous violinist Midori also canceled her scheduled Florida Orchestra appearances, due to her pregnancy.