Just in: Maestro is sidelined with prostate cancermain
The Osaka Philharmonic has made it known that music director Tadaaki Otaka will take two months from May to July off to receive radiation treatment for prostate cancer.
The production of Salome that he has planned for June will be conducted by Charles Dutoit.
Otaka, 71, holds British citizenship and is international president of the Welsh Sinfonia.
We wish him a speedy recovery.