Support the news

Former BSO Conductor Levine Is Focus Of New Documentary06:43
Download

Play
This article is more than 8 years old.
Former Boston Symphony music director James Levine (AP)
Former Boston Symphony music director James Levine (AP)

Former Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor James Levine's last opening night performance as music director of the BSO was in October of last year. After seven seasons in Boston, Levine has stepped down from the podium here, citing health problems.

The 67-year-old is also curtailing his touring with New York's Metropolitan Opera, though he remains its principal conductor. Levine has been with the Met since 1973, and his time there is the focus of a new documentary, "American Masters: James Levine: America's Maestro."

The documentary debuts on PBS Wednesday night. Producer Susan Froemke joined WBUR recently for a sneak preview.

Related:

This program aired on May 31, 2011.

Bob Oakes Twitter Host, Morning Edition
Bob Oakes has been WBUR's Morning Edition anchor since 1992.

More…

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news