BSO Extends Nelsons’ Contact To 2025 | WAMC

BSO Extends Nelsons’ Contact To 2025

Oct 5, 2020

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.