BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA APPOINTS ANDRIS NELSONS

Andris Nelsons and Kristine Opolais (Marco Borggreve)

Andris Nelsons and his wife Kristine Opolais

May 16, 2013 – Andris Nelsons has been appointed the 15th Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since its founding in 1881. The announcement was made today by Chairman of the BSO Board of Trustees Ted Kelly, BSO Board of Trustees Vice Chairs Stephen B. Kay and Robert O’Block, and BSO Managing Director Mark Volpe, following a meeting of the orchestra’s Board of Trustees earlier in the day at Symphony Hall. At 34 years old, Andris Nelsons is the youngest music director to lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in over 100 years; he is also the first Latvian-born conductor to take on the post.

Nelsons and Opolais will be performing Verdi Requiem with the BSO on Saturday July 27th at Tanglewood.  Brook Farm Inn has availability for that weekend.

 

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