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BSO Extends Nelsons’ Contact To 2025

A white man in a white suit jacket conducts an orchestra
Marco Borggreve
BSO Press Office
Andris Nelsons

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is extending the contract of music director Andris Nelsons.

BSO President and CEO Mark Volpe says the extension of Nelsons’ tenure into 2025 is the result of the praise and enthusiasm his work has brought the orchestra.

Volpe says the move comes during a time of change for the industry.

“He’s very aware of the times we live in and therefore – in terms of how program, in terms of how we commission, in terms of how we select artists – that there’ll be more diversity reflected in the programming,” Volpe told WAMC.

Nelsons, the BSO’s 15th music director, began in 2014. This is his second contract extension with the BSO, after his five-year contract was expanded to eight years in 2015.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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