Robert Spano had to cancel his Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performance but a suitable replacement wasn't found to conduct Naive and Sentimental Music:
"Only four people have ever conducted 'Naive and Sentimental Music,'" said Moir of the piece that premiered in 1999. Those four -- Alan Gilbert, David Robertson, Esa-Pekka Salonen and David Zinman -- were unavailable.
"We had to give up the program," said Moir, who found out late Sunday about Spano. "It is a 47-minute piece that is profoundly complex. There is no way that someone who had not prepared the piece could do it in such short notice. We felt if we couldn't get someone to do the piece who had done this before, we shouldn't do it."