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Feb 3, 4:04 PM EST

Conductor Riccardo Muti undergoes hip surgery

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MILAN (AP) -- Conductor Riccardo Muti's official website says the conductor has undergone hip surgery in Italy following an accident.

The website said Wednesday that as a result the music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra cannot conduct concerts planned this month in Chicago. It said the accident was not serious, but provided no details.

The news agency ANSA reported that Muti underwent the surgery in the Italian city of Ravenna after a fall at home.

Muti, 74, had a pacemaker implanted five years ago after fainting during rehearsal in Chicago. Muti has just completed an Asian tour with stops in Taiwan, Japan, China and South Korea. He has been the Chicago symphony's music director since 2010.


This story corrects title to music director instead of musical director.

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