Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra announce 2016-17 season

Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) have announced landmark 2016-17 season including a major new appointment to their leadership roster, and 14 Andris Nelsons-led programs of wide-ranging breadth – showcasing three choral masterpieces, a full concert opera presentation, and premieres by young American composers and major figures of our time – along with an international roster of leading conductors, vocalists, and instrumentalists, and an array of symphonic works, including a continuation of the Grammy award-winning Shostakovich recording and performance cycle with Deutsche Grammophon.

The BSO and Andris Nelsons have announced the appointment of English composer/conductor/pianist Thomas Adès as the orchestra’s first-ever Artistic Partner for a three-year period starting in the fall of 2016.

“I feel a great sense of excitement and anticipation about next season’s Boston Symphony Orchestra programs, which I think stand out as something quite special, quite extraordinary,” said BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons.  “To start, it is so thrilling to celebrate a new chapter in the BSO’s remarkable history with the appointment of Thomas Adès as the BSO’s first-ever Artistic Partner, and we all truly look forward to warmly welcoming him as a treasured member of the BSO family.”

“In addition to the Thomas Adès appointment, I am so looking forward to Bach’s B Minor Mass, the masterpiece requiems of Brahms and Mozart, the concert opera presentation of Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, the continuation of our Grammy award-winning Shostakovich project with Deutsche Grammophon, new and recent works by geniuses of the past and present, and a lineup of guest artists far too long and impressive to single out any one individual without feeling the need to mention them all.  Together, all these elements and more create an atmosphere of music-making that deeply inspires the orchestra and me to do our very best to give our loyal and passionate audiences performances that will bring inspiration and uplift into their lives.  It will be wonderful to share the many outstanding programs of the 2016-17 season with all of those who love the incredible Boston Symphony Orchestra.”

Please click here for the full BSO press release.

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