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Levine out for Boston Symphony tour

March 5, 2006 at 5:12 PM   |   Comments

BOSTON, March 5 (UPI) -- The music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra will not conduct the upcoming five concerts of the orchestra's national tour due to a shoulder injury.

James Levine decided Saturday to cancel his part in the New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Newark and Washington, D.C. shows.

The Boston Globe reports the extent of his injury is unknown but he will be undergoing an MRI.

Levine fell during a standing ovation Wednesday after the BSO's performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

Conductor David Robertson will replace Levine for the tour, except for Monday's Carnegie Hall performance which will be led by Polish conductor Marek Janowski.

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