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BSO Names New Music Director Andris Nelsons, Youngest in Over 100 Years

Mike Lawson • News • May 17, 2013

Andris Nelsons has been appointed the 15th Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since its founding in 1881. arts-graphics-2008_1186031a

Andris Nelsons has been appointed the 15th Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since its founding in 1881. The announcement was made Thursday 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.

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