Nelsons to remain music director at Boston Symphony Orchestra through 2024-25 season

Posted on: October 6, 2020

“The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons agreed to extend Nelsons’ contract as music director for an additional three years,” write Tania Ralli and Andrea Shea on Monday (10/5) at Boston radio station WBUR. “Nelsons, who joined the symphony in 2014, will remain through the 2024-25 season. It’s not the first time the BSO has extended the acclaimed conductor’s contract. After Nelsons’ first season, the orchestra increased the duration of his first contract from five years to eight. ‘I would not give up leading the orchestra because this is such an amazing orchestra, and it’s just so lucky being part of this team,’ Nelsons said…. [Nelsons] also leads the Gewandhausorchester in Leipzig, Germany, which he has done since 2017. (His contract there has simultaneously been extended.) … The BSO and Gewandhausorchester will continue their partnership, launched in 2018…. Plans for future seasons at the BSO include building on the Shostakovich cycle…. The orchestra will also commission works by younger composers of diverse backgrounds. Nelsons will also support the new BSO Resident Fellowship Program, scheduled to launch in the summer of 2021. The one- to two-year program is intended to help train early-career orchestra musicians of color from historically underrepresented communities.”