Boston Symphony assistant conductor Poga wraps up tenure

Posted on: January 24, 2014

In Thursday’s (1/23) Boston Globe, David Weininger writes, “Andris Poga, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s assistant conductor, is in the midst of leading his final regular series of concerts with the BSO. It’s been a busy time for the young maestro: In addition to his BSO duties, Poga has also been serving as assistant to Paavo Järvi at the Orchestre de Paris. He will not slow down once he leaves Boston. Last year he was appointed music director of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (a post formerly held by incoming BSO music director Andris Nelsons). He has also conducted a number of Japanese orchestras. Despite a hectic schedule, he’s enjoyed his time in Boston. ‘I have had a great time here,’ he wrote in an e-mail earlier this week, praising both the ‘wonderful BSO musicians, guest conductors, and soloists’ and the chance to learn ‘an incredible amount of new repertoire. And of course the opportunity to conduct one of the world’s top orchestras—quite rare for a young conductor.’ ”

Posted January 24, 2014