• Thursday, Jan 27, 2011

    Update: Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-Juku, April 1 & 2 Concerts Cancelled



    Maestro 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.

    Continental Airlines is the Official Airline of Carnegie Hall.


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