Boston proclaims Japan conductor's birthday 'Seiji Ozawa Day'

Music Sep 3, 2020

Boston proclaims Japan conductor's birthday 'Seiji Ozawa Day'

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 ascendancy of a Japanese maestro

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Sep 24, 2016

The ascendancy of a Japanese maestro

by Philip Brasor

In the past few months, the media has been pleasantly surprised at the sudden ascendancy of some noteworthy Japanese women, mainly in the realm of politics. Since pianist Hiroko Nakamura passed away in July, the media has been filled with obituaries that paid tribute ...

Conductor Ozawa, filmmaker Lucas receive U.S. cultural award

Entertainment News Dec 6, 2015

Conductor Ozawa, filmmaker Lucas receive U.S. cultural award

Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa and Star Wars filmmaker George Lucas were among the artists who received this year's Kennedy Center Honors award Saturday for their lifetime contribution to American culture. Ozawa took part in an award ceremony along with the three other recipients — singer-songwriter ...