Seiji Ozawa Photography Exhibition

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May 6th, 2014 - July 31st, 2014

Cost: Free

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Seiji Ozawa, 1969

Seiji Ozawa in Toronto
A Photography Exhibition of a Young Maestro

Seiji Ozawa was the music director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra from 1965 to 1969,  his first assignment leading a major orchestra. He was one of the pioneer Japanese artists who made a success abroad after World War II. Citizens of Toronto welcomed the young, exotic conductor, and the members of the Orchestra supported Ozawa’s exciting music-making and expansion of his repertoire. In the City of Toronto Archives numerous photographs of Ozawa are preserved. In fact, the archivist says that the number of Ozawa images far exceeds that of any other Toronto Symphony Orchestra music director. In the late 1960s Toronto as a city was not yet fully international or extensively multicultural. Ozawa was at the starting point of his international career. In these images we can see the mutual stimulus and cooperative support for the growth of a promising future for an artist and of a city.

Reduced Library Hours

Monday11:30am-1:30pm & 2:30pm-4:30pm
Tuesday11:30am-1:30pm & 2:30pm-4:30pm
Thursday11:30am-1:30pm & 2:30pm-4:30pm
Friday11:30am-1:30pm & 2:30pm-4:30pm


May 6th, 2014
July 31st, 2014
Event Category:


The Japan Foundation, City of Toronto Archives, Toronto Symphony Orchestra


The Japan Foundation, Toronto (prior location)
131 Bloor St. West, Suite 213
Toronto, ON M5S 1R1 Canada
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