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James Levine Cancels Tanglewood Appearances

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The longtime music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra has canceled all of his appearances at the BSO's summer season at Tanglewood, on the advice of his doctors.

The word comes the same day that the BSO announced the details of its first full season without maestro James Levine.

In March, Levine withdrew from the rest of his performances this season, due to ongoing health problems. He plans to step down in September.

Levine also missed the BSO’s summer season at Tanglewood last year, due to back surgery.

Levine is in his seventh season with the orchestra. He’s been battling a slew of health issues since 2005.

This program aired on May 6, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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