It has just been announced that Maestro Andris Nelsons, the fifteenth music director in the history of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, has a contract to stay in that role through the 2021-22 season.
Nelsons made his Boston Symphony Orchestra debut in March 2011, leading Mahler’s Symphony no. 9 at Carnegie Hall. In summer 2012, he made his debut at Tanglewood, and in January 2013, he made his Symphony Hall debut.
Nelsons is also leading major orchestral tours worldwide and he embarks on his first European summer festival tour with the BSO at the end of this summer with performances in cities including Salzburg, London, and Paris.
Maestro Nelsons will conduct as part of Tanglewood on Parade, and at the Tanglewood Music Center 75th Anniversary Gala concert on Saturday - as well as a few other concerts at Tanglewood before leaving for the aforementioned world tour.