New album from OKC Symphony Orchestra cancels plans to perform at Grammy awards
OKC, USA (Reuters: ALEX KENNY) – An American composer and conductor of orchestral works, Oklahoma’s Phil Anselmo, announced on Tuesday that he will not perform at the annual Grammy awards in Los Angeles on April 24-25.
Anselmio’s concert on January 15, at the Los Angeles Civic Auditorium, was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
He has not released a statement.
A concert in Los Cabos, Mexico, in September, was postponed after the coronaveic plague virus killed more than 9,500 people there.
An earlier performance in Houston, Texas, was rescheduled after an estimated 500 people were infected in the city.
A recent concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City was canceled in September after a large number of people tested positive for the coronovirus, which was first identified in Texas in December.
The concert, scheduled for May in Pittsburgh, was also cancelled after a number of concerts were cancelled following the outbreak.
The composer, who has collaborated with musicians from all over the world including the Philharmonic Orchestra, said he would not perform because of the virus.
“The coronavid is not a problem,” he said in a statement released by the Oklahoma Symphony.
“We have no specific plans to play at the Grammy awards.
But as soon as the pandemic ends, we will be ready.”
The Grammy Awards will be held on April 25 in Los Gatos, California, which has been hit hardest by the virus, and is a two-day event that attracts more than 80 million people.
Tickets to the 2017 Grammy Awards are now available online and by calling Ticketmaster.