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In response to sexual assault allegations against James Levine, the Boston Symphony Orchestra said Tuesday afternoon that the company's former music director "will never be employed or contracted by the BSO at any time in the future." 


The Metropolitan Opera has suspended conductor James Levine after reports over the weekend detailed multiple allegations of sexual misconduct dating to the 1980s. The Boston Symphony Orchestra says it received no complaints during Levine’s time as music director.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra provided WAMC with a statement Sunday morning regarding news of allegations of sexual assault against former conductor James Levine. The entire statement is posted below:

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New York's Metropolitan Opera says it will investigate allegations that its longtime conductor, James Levine, sexually abused a teenager in the mid-1980s.


At the age of 34, Andris Nelsons will lead one of the most respected orchestras in the world. Nelsons, a native of Latvia, who has earned a distinguished reputation in European classical music and opera, has been named the new music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, filling the vacancy left by the departure of James Levine, who stepped down for health reasons two years ago. Mark Volpe, the managing director of the BSO, spoke with WAMC's Brian Shields.