NSO’s Noseda named London Symphony’s principal guest conductor

Posted on: February 24, 2016

“Gianandrea Noseda is adding another title to a starry resume. The London Symphony Orchestra announced today that as of the 2016-17 season, Noseda will become one of its two principal guest conductors—a full year before he officially takes over as music director of the National Symphony Orchestra,” writes Anne Midgette in Wednesday’s (2/24) Washington Post. “The London Symphony Orchestra position will involve only a couple of weeks a season; that orchestra’s main focus of attention will remain Sir Simon Rattle, who will take over as its music director in 2017, after he leaves the Berlin Philharmonic. What the position will entail for Noseda is recording and touring.… He performed and recorded Britten’s War Requiem with the LSO in London and New York in 2011, to huge acclaim…. The LSO’s two principal guest conductors will now be Noseda and Daniel Harding, who has held the position since 2006. Michael Tilson Thomas, who … became principal guest conductor in 1995, will assume the title of Conductor Laureate, and André Previn, also a former principal conductor, will shift to become Conductor Emeritus.” Noseda will spend eight weeks with the National Symphony Orchestra in his inaugural 2017-18 season as music director, following a season as music director designate in 2016-17. 

Posted February 24, 2016