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Philharmonic Cancels Central Park Concert, Will Dedicate Van Cortlandt Park Concert to Lorin Maazel

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The New York Philharmonic says the Central Park concert dedicated to the memory of conductor Lorin Maazel has been canceled due to the weather.

Instead, the Philharmonic will dedicate Tuesday's free concert in Van Cortlandt Park to Maazel.

The 84-year-old passed away due to complications of pneumonia.

Best known for his unconventional and daring musical interpretations, he's being remembered as a "major force in the music world and a true inspiration for generations of American musicians."

As a child prodigy, Maazel began conducting orchestras at age 9.

He became director of the New York Philarmonic in 2001 and took the group on a controversial tour of North Korea in 2008.

Maazel left the Philharmonic in 2009.

He also led the Vienna State Opera, the Munich Philharmonic and the Pittsburgh Symphony during his career.

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