An Associated Press report published in Wednesday’s (4/14) Boston Herald states, “Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa has canceled his appearances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at its Tanglewood summer season in July to recover from cancer. Ozawa, an icon in the classical music world, announced in January that he has esophageal cancer and called off all his concerts between January and June to receive treatment. BSO announced on Tuesday that its former musical director says he needed to cancel more engagements than originally planned so that he could fully concentrate on continuing treatment. Ozawa was scheduled to lead BSO in Lennox, Mass. on July 24 and 25. Ozawa has already canceled his fall engagements with the Vienna Philharmonic.”

Posted April 16, 2010