CONCERTSBY SEIJI OZAWA AND SEIJI OZAWA ONGAKU-JUKUSCHEDULED FOR APRIL 1 AND 2 ARE CANCELLEDMaestro Ozawa Continues to Recuperate Following Recent Back Surgery
Carnegie Hall today announced that conductor Seiji Ozawaand Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku (Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra) mustregrettably cancel their performances on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, part of Carnegie Hall’s citywide JapanNYCfestival. While Maestro Ozawa continues to recuperate from recent successfulback surgery to treat herniated discs, doctors have advised that heunfortunately will not complete his rehabilitation in time for theseperformances. Organizers for Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku have canceled theorchestra’s spring tour, including these concerts in New York.Ticketholders who purchased tickets for the April 1 and 2 performances throughCarnegieCharge or carnegiehall.org will receive automatic refunds. Those whopurchased tickets at the Carnegie Hall Box Office should return them to the boxoffice in person to receive a refund or to exchange for tickets to anotherCarnegie Hall performance. Ticketholders with questions may contactCarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.Seiji Ozawa is Artistic Director of JapanNYC, Carnegie Hall’stwo-part citywide festival celebrating Japanese arts and culture with more than65 events at Carnegie Hall and New York City partner venues in December 2010and March–April 2011. Close to 40 JapanNYC events, spanning the Japanesecultural spectrum, will be presented at Carnegie Hall and citywide this spring2011 from classical music concerts by the NHK Symphony Orchestra, BachCollegium Japan, and violinist Midori to pop and traditional music fromDeerhoof and Kodo Drummers; from modern dance by the Martha Graham DanceCompany and Eiko and Koma to noh theater, contemporary art, and filmscreenings. For a complete JapanNYC festival schedule, visit carnegiehall.org/japannyc.__________________________________JapanNYC Lead Sponsors are Epson Corporation; Mizuho Securities USA Inc.;Nomura Holding America Inc. and Nomura America Foundation; Kotaro ONO, TheChairman of The ONO Group; ROHM Co., Ltd. and Rohm Music Foundation; SonyCorporation; and Yoko Nagae Ceschina.Supporting Sponsors are Deloitte LLP; Mitsubishi International Corporation;Suntory Holdings Limited and Suntory Hall; Takeda Pharmaceutical CompanyLimited; Toshiba Corporation; and Toyota.With additional funding from Aladdin Capital Holdings LLC; Asian CulturalCouncil; The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.; GWFF USA Inc.; ITOCHUInternational Inc.; J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce andIndustry of New York; Kawasaki Good Times Foundation; The NY Mets Foundation;Nihon Unisys, Ltd.; Nippon Express Foundation, Inc.; Nippon Life InsuranceCompany; Hiroko Onoyama and Ken Sugawara; Seiko Instruments Inc.; Subaru ofAmerica, Inc.; and Sumitomo Corporation of America Foundation.With special thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts; the Ministry ofForeign Affairs of Japan; the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan; JapanTourism Agency; Japan National Tourism Organization; the Japan Foundation; andthe Consulate-General of Japan in New York.Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.Continental Airlines is the Official Airline of Carnegie Hall.
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