- Associated Press - Thursday, January 27, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - Conductor Seiji Ozawa has had back surgery to repair herniated disks and is canceling his performances at Carnegie Hall in April with the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra.

The 75-year-old conductor is recuperating but his doctors said he “will not complete his rehabilitation in time for these performances,” Carnegie Hall said Thursday. The orchestra’s spring tour, which includes concerts in New York on April 1 and 2, has been canceled.

Music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1973-02, Ozawa was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in January 2010. After canceling performances for six months, he returned to work in late July.

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