ݮƵѰapp

A Kennedy Center Tribute to Seiji Ozawa (1935-2024)

Share This Video

"[Mr. Ozawa] displayed the greatest physical gift for conducting of anyone in his generation, and a range and accuracy of musical memory that struck awe and envy into the hearts of most musicians who encountered it." - Richard Dyer

Join us in celebrating the extraordinary life and legacy of Seiji Ozawa, a renowned conductor with a remarkable career spanning the globe. Seiji Ozawa held the position of Music Director at the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1973 to 2002, marking the longest tenure of any conductor in the orchestra's history.

Ozawa received Kennedy Center Honors and many other accolades, including two Emmys for his televised conducting of the BSO, the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, and honorary membership to the Vienna Philharmonic.

His impact is profound and widespread, from leading prestigious orchestras to fostering musical education and cultural exchanges. Ozawa's initiatives included founding the Saito Kinen Festival, music academies for young talents, and educational programs worldwide, emphasizing chamber music and international collaboration. For the entirety of his career, Mr. Ozawa was a serious, thoughtful, and prodigiously gifted musician.

Subscribe to ݮƵѰapp! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb

#seijiozawa #conductor #thekennedycenter
  • Classical Music

ݮƵѰapp Honors

Celebrate artists recognized for their contributions to American culture through the performing arts — whether in music, dance, theater, opera, motion pictures, or television.

Watch the Full Show with a free Kennedy Center account.

More Video to Explore

Digital Stage

Watch extraordinary performances from the Kennedy Center's stages and beyond.

In-Person and Livestreamed Millennium Stage

Wed. - Sat. at 6 p.m. ET

Experience something extraordinary live from the Kennedy Center. Attend in person or watch our livestreams and explore a video archive from over 20 years of great performances.

ݮƵѰapp Honors

Explore our deep archive of video highlights from this annual event paying tribute to our nation's preeminent artists with performances by the great stars of today who have followed in their footsteps.

Watch the Full Show with a free Kennedy Center account.