Not surprisingly, the Boston Symphony Orchestra has decided not to tour Europe in 2010. The jaunt had reportedly included planned stops in Paris and Vienna. The BSO responded to our inquiry about the tour with the following:
"As a consequence of the economic downturn and resulting uncertainty, the Boston Symphony Orchestra has canceled its European tour planned for February 2010, and will not resume international touring activity until a recovery is well under way. While we are disappointed to take this action, we believe that focusing our resources and energies on our core constituencies in Boston, Tanglewood, and New York is the appropriate course in these challenging times."