Conductor James Levine found himself taking an unexpected medical leave a few weeks ago, as we reported previously on Classical Notes.
He was supposed to be back in action tonight with the Boston Symphony, but now he'll wait until October 30th.
With this being his third medical leave in the last five years, some wonder if his jobs as music director of both the Metropolitan Opera (in NYC) and the Boston Symphony are too much for him to handle, but he says no:
"The way it works is much more stimulating and much more in balance in terms of artistic growth and artistic content than it would be if I did one or the other."
Compared to holding jobs in New York and Munich, as he used to do, it's a piece of cake. And everybody else is doing it. Read more about it here.