BY SEIJI OZAWA AND SEIJI OZAWA ONGAKU-JUKU
SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 1 AND 2 ARE CANCELLEDMaestro Ozawa Continues to Recuperate Following Recent Back Surgery
Carnegie Hall today announced that conductor Seiji Ozawa
and Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku (Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra) must
regrettably cancel their performances on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2
in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, part of Carnegie Hall’s citywide JapanNYC
festival. While Maestro Ozawa continues to recuperate from recent successful
back surgery to treat herniated discs, doctors have advised that he
unfortunately will not complete his rehabilitation in time for these
performances. Organizers for Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku have canceled the
orchestra’s spring tour, including these concerts in New York.
Ticketholders who purchased tickets for the April 1 and 2 performances through
CarnegieCharge or carnegiehall.org will receive automatic refunds. Those who
purchased tickets at the Carnegie Hall Box Office should return them to the box
office in person to receive a refund or to exchange for tickets to another
Carnegie Hall performance. Ticketholders with questions may contact
CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.
Seiji Ozawa is Artistic Director of JapanNYC, Carnegie Hall’s
two-part citywide festival celebrating Japanese arts and culture with more than
65 events at Carnegie Hall and New York City partner venues in December 2010
and March–April 2011. Close to 40 JapanNYC events, spanning the Japanese
cultural spectrum, will be presented at Carnegie Hall and citywide this spring
2011 from classical music concerts by the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Bach
Collegium Japan, and violinist Midori to pop and traditional music from
Deerhoof and Kodo Drummers; from modern dance by the Martha Graham Dance
Company and Eiko and Koma to noh theater, contemporary art, and film
screenings. 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, The
Chairman of The ONO Group; ROHM Co., Ltd. and Rohm Music Foundation; Sony
Corporation; and Yoko Nagae Ceschina.
Supporting Sponsors are Deloitte LLP; Mitsubishi International Corporation;
Suntory Holdings Limited and Suntory Hall; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
Limited; Toshiba Corporation; and Toyota.
With additional funding from Aladdin Capital Holdings LLC; Asian Cultural
Council; The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.; GWFF USA Inc.; ITOCHU
International Inc.; J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and
Industry of New York; Kawasaki Good Times Foundation; The NY Mets Foundation;
Nihon Unisys, Ltd.; Nippon Express Foundation, Inc.; Nippon Life Insurance
Company; Hiroko Onoyama and Ken Sugawara; Seiko Instruments Inc.; Subaru of
America, Inc.; and Sumitomo Corporation of America Foundation.
With special thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts; the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs of Japan; the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan; Japan
Tourism Agency; Japan National Tourism Organization; the Japan Foundation; and
the Consulate-General of Japan in New York.Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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