The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra have made a late change the day before its Pathétique concert featuring works by Ligeti and Tchaikovsky.
Originally Russian conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov was to take to the podium, however because of "unforeseen circumstances" he had to pull out of the concert.
New Zealand conductor Hamish McKeich will replace Tatarnikov.
Soloist APO Concert Master Andrew Beer will still take centre stage to perform Ligeti's Violin Concerto.
He speaks to David Morriss about the upcoming performance at the Auckland Town Hall.
The APO's Pathétique concert at the Auckland Town Hall will be broadcast live on RNZ Concert from 8pm on Thursday 27 June.