Bidding Farewell To BSO Conductor James Levine01:54
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This photo taken July 7, 2006 shows Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine, right, conducting the symphony on its opening night performance at Tanglewood in Lenox., Mass. (AP)
This photo taken July 7, 2006 shows Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine, right, conducting the symphony on its opening night performance at Tanglewood in Lenox., Mass. (AP)

Renowned conductor James Levine announced that he is leaving the Boston Symphony Orchestra due to health reasons.  He had a fall from the stage in 2006 tearing his rotator cuff, and also underwent two back surgeries.

During his tenure, he revitalized the orchestra and brought new emphasis to 20th century composers including Arnold Schoenberg.

This segment aired on March 3, 2011.

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