Friday, December 4, 2015

Conductor denied entry

Rafael Payare, chief conductor of the Ulster Orchestra and principal conductor of the Castleton Festival in Virginia, was denied entry to the US by customs officials on his way to a date with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

The Venezuelan-born Payare was to have conducted a program featuring his wife, cellist Alisa Weilerstein.

The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Janelle Gelfand reports: