A report posted Thursday (6/25) on BroadwayWorld.com states, “Lorin Maazel was honored last night by The City of New York and by the New York Philharmonic at the first of his final series of concerts with the Orchestra as Music Director. The French-born American conductor, who first led the Philharmonic at the age of 12, received a Proclamation from the Office of the Mayor designating June 24, 2009, as ‘Maestro Lorin Maazel Day’ in recognition of the conclusion of his seven-year tenure as Philharmonic Music Director. … At the concert, Mr. Maazel was also publicly named an Honorary Member of the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York by [Philharmonic Board Chairman Paul B.] Guenther—an honor created in 1843 and one of the highest that the Orchestra bestows, which has been awarded to Franz Liszt, Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, and even U.S President Harry Truman, among others.”

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Posted June 26, 2009