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A weekend of substitutes on the Tanglewood stage

Conductors and vocal soloist forced to withdraw

LENOX — Conductors and soloists have been forced to cancel on the BSO for falls and for fractures, for ash clouds and for fatherhood. They have canceled many times for undisclosed illnesses, and, once, for wounded pride after feeling slighted by marketing materials.

But three successive Tanglewood performances? Even senior BSO officials and longtime orchestra watchers could not recall anything of the sort, as between Christoph Eschenbach’s ear infection and Andris Nelsons’s concussion, medical problems struck out the entire side slated to conduct at Tanglewood this past weekend.

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