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The U.S. city of Boston has proclaimed Sept. 1 as “Seiji Ozawa Day” in honor of the renowned former Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor, who turned 85 on Tuesday.

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh issued the proclamation recognizing the Japanese maestro’s career as the longest-serving conductor of the orchestra and numerous other achievements, according to Ozawa’s office. He served as music director of the orchestra from 1973 until 2002.

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