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A little Russian diplomacy saves the day at the Hollywood Bowl

A little Russian diplomacy saves the day at the Hollywood Bowl

However unlikely to budge the Doomsday Clock a nanosecond away from the present 2½ minutes-to-midnight brink-of-nuclear-war mark, an instance of international cooperation at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday night meant that Russian relations don’t have to evoke only mistrust, sanctions and reprisals.

On short notice, Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla canceled her eagerly awaited last appearance as associate conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic because of illness. Her replacement was the Russian conductor Vasily Petrenko, who was scheduled to conduct on Thursday and who graciously retained the original Tuesday program.

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