Pianist Rodriguez being treated for flu

By David Fleshler

Santiago Rodriguez

The pianist Santiago Rodriguez, who canceled his Miami recital Friday night, is being treated for a severe case of flu, according to Shelton Berg, dean of the University’s Frost School of Music.

Rodriguez, who recently joined the Frost School’s music faculty, canceled his Festival Miami performance of Mozart, Schumann and Rachmaninoff a few hours before show time. The pianist Tao Lin, a member of the Lynn University faculty, stepped in to perform an all-Chopin recital to a warm ovation from the crowd.

“Santiago has a very bad case of the flu,” Berg wrote in in email Sunday. “He is on antibiotics and they feel he has started to turn the corner. He is very weak, and not really getting out of bed.”

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One Response to “Pianist Rodriguez being treated for flu”

  1. Posted Oct 18, 2010 at 2:58 pm by Jackson

    This is horrible. I hope he gets better quickly. Fortunately, the recital will be rescheduled (not too soon, I pray). Tao Lin was outstanding, though. To have a full concert program ready to go (and from memory, too) was just amazing. What a feeling he must have had!

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