Andris Nelsons
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The Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) made three major new announcements. Andris Nelsons, who is currently in his tenth season as Music Director will move to an evergreen, rolling contract, extending his tenure as Music Director; additionally, he has also been named Head of Conducting at Tanglewood.

The BSO also announces Carlos Simon as its inaugural Deborah and Philip Edmundson Composer Chair, a three-season position in which the composer and educator will contribute several new works to the BSO’s repertoire, work together with Nelsons to curate concert programs, and lead educational and outreach programs.

Further establishing the BSO’s status as an orchestra of ideas, and in reflection of the Boston community’s longstanding status as a center of learning in the United States and the world at large, the BSO announces the establishment of a new Boston Symphony Orchestra Humanities Institute where initiatives across the broad range of humanities disciplines will serve to contextualize and enhance the BSO’s highly regarded musical programming.

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