Seriji Ozawa
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The conductor Seiji Ozawa has cancelled his concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood Festival this summer because of a “lack of physical strength.” The 80-year-old conductor said in a statement that he was disappointed not to be coming to Tanglewood, where he studied as a young man, conducted the BSO during his 29 seasons as music director and where a concert hall  has his name.

“I am very, very sad and sorry that I will have to miss this summer’s Tanglewood,” Seiji Ozawa said in a written statement. “I am concentrating on eating and I am gaining more body strength now. I am so much looking forward to returning to Tanglewood SOON.”

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