Boston Symphony extends Andris Nelsons contract through 2021-22

Posted on: August 4, 2015

“The Boston Symphony Orchestra and its current music director, Andris Nelsons, are now planning for at least three more years of music-making together,” reports Jeremy Eichler Monday (8/3) in The Boston Globe. “On Monday the orchestra announced it has extended its contract through the 2021-22 season. The contract, which had previously run until 2019, also includes an evergreen provision allowing Nelsons and the orchestra to add additional years into the future…. The new contract replaces the initial five-year contract with an eight-year agreement. It calls for Nelsons to conduct a minimum of 12 subscription weeks per season and two weekends at Tanglewood. It also extends plans for regular touring, and should at least hypothetically make possible the completion of the full cycle of the Shostakovich symphonies with Deutsche Grammophon, a goal that both the recording company and Nelsons had articulated before the project began…. It’s also, clearly, a partnership in which the BSO has now deepened its investment and its faith. ‘I think the collective feeling here, that [Nelsons] shares, is that we’re poised on the threshold of something quite special,’ said [BSO Managing Director Mark] Volpe. ‘And now we have to realize it.’ ” 

Posted August 4, 2015

Andris Nelsons photo by Marco Borggreve