Thursday, May 16, 2013

Boston taps Nelsons

Andris Nelsons, the Latvian-born conductor who has led Britain’s City of Birmingham Symphony since 2008, has been named the new music director of the Boston Symphony.

Nelsons, who turns 35 in November, will conduct the Boston Symphony this summer at Tanglewood and in the coming fall and spring in Boston as music director-designate. He takes over the orchestra formally in the 2014-15 season.

The Boston post became vacant when James Levine, unable to conduct because of health problems, resigned in 2011.