Conductor Tadaaki Otaka To Take 2 Months Leave For Cancer Treatment

The Osaka Philharmonic has announced Music Director Tadaaki Otaka will take leave - to receive radiation treatment for prostate cancer

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The Osaka Philharmonic, in Osaka, Japan has today announced Music Director Tadaaki Otaka will take 2 months leave from the ensemble – to receive radiation treatment for the early onset of prostate cancer.

The 71-year-old will undergo radiation therapy from May 20th until July 20th, the orchestra has indicated. 

“I will listen carefully to what my doctor says over the coming months … and look forward to getting back to the music making very soon,” he has said.

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