LA JOLLA — Noted violinist Nathan Milstein has canceled his Dec. 2 Symphony Hall recital and will be replaced by violinist Pinchas Zukerman.
Milstein strained a ligament in his left hand and has canceled all the engagements on his North American tour, according to Geoff Brooks, executive director of the La Jolla Chamber Music Society, recital sponsor. The 82-year-old Milstein was to have inaugurated the chamber music society's five-concert Celebrity Series in downtown San Diego's Symphony Hall.
Zukerman, who is music director of the St. Paul (Minn.) Chamber Orchestra, will divide his San Diego program between violin and viola. The first half, on the viola, will feature J.S. Bach's G Minor Sonata for Viola da Gamba and the Brahms F Minor Viola Sonata, Op. 122, No. 2. Zukerman will play violin on the program's second half, including Gabriel Faure's A Major Sonata, Op. 13, and Toru Takemitsu's "From Far Beyond Chrysanthemums and November Fog."
Zukerman will be accompanied by pianist Marc Neikrug.