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Andris Nelsons Extends Contract with Boston Symphony Orchestra Through 2022

Andris Nelsons Extends Contract with Boston Symphony Orchestra Through 2022 >>

Earlier this year, a fake tweet by Lang Lang had people believing that Andris Nelsons would lead the Berlin Philharmonic. However, the tweet was a hoax and the Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor has extended his five-year deal and additional 2 years to carry him through 2022.

Berlin Philharmonic, Lang Lang Accidentally Tweets 'Congratulations' to Andris Nelsons

Lang Lang Tweets Congratulations to Boston's Andris Nelsons for Landing Berlin Philharmonic Gig >>

Perhaps a tweet misfire, Chinese pianist Lang Lang may have misspoke when he congratulated Andris Nelsons on his appointment with the Berlin Philharmonic. The orchestral world's own pope-naming, maybe, but we've been on our haunches awaiting the announcement regarding Berlin's forthcoming maestro. Having been delayed a handful of times only to result in a hung jury, it appears that the suits in Germany are milking the tension.

Andris Nelsons Readies to Conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Hopes to Find Refinement as New Head

BRIEFS: Nelsons & Boston Record for DG, Bowie's 'Man Who Fell to Earth' Off-Broadway, ASCAP & BMI Killing Philly Jazz?, New York City Ballet Pointes >>

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Deutsche Grammophon have announced a new partnership that will feature a series of live recordings under the direction ofBSO Music Director Andris Nelsons. This new recording initiative will launch with a project entitled Shostakovich Under Stalin’s Shadow, focusing on works composed during the period of Shostakovich’s difficult relationship with Stalin and the Soviet regime—starting with his fall from favor in the mid-1930s and the composition and highly acclaimed premiere of his Fifth Symphony, and through the premiere of the composer’s Tenth Symphony, one of the composer’s finest, most characteristic orchestral works, purportedly written as a response to Stalin’s death.

Andris Nelsons Readies to Conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Hopes to Find Refinement as New Head

Andris Nelsons Prepares To Conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Hopes to Find Refinement as New Head >>

Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons gears up to head the Boston Symphony Orchestra, who has already conducted two weekends of concerts at Tanglewood. His latest endeavor is not only an honor, but a valuable lesson in refining himself as a coming-legend.

Double-Header: Kristine Opolais Becomes First Singer to Don Two Major Roles in 24-Hours, 'La Boheme' and 'Madama Butterfly'

24-Hour Met Double-Header: Soprano Kristine Opolais Sings (and Dies) in Two Major Roles, 'La Boheme' and 'Madama Butterfly' >>

Kristine Opolais won't need to clean the dust under her eyelids this week. With her first Madama Butterfly in the pocket, the Latvian soprano considered her day had been completed with grace. Or so she thought.

Happy 100th Birthday, Ralph Vaughan Williams 'London' Symphony!

Happy 100th Birthday, Ralph Vaughan Williams 'London' Symphony! >>

A Vaughan Williams masterpiece is 100 this month. Has anyone noticed?

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra's Michael Seal Swaps Violin Bow for Full-Time Conducting >>

Seal has been the surprise-hit stand-in for Andris Nelsons several times, and now announces that he will give up his CBSO violin post for conducting full-time.

The Column: All (or Most) Change in United Kingdom's Classical Music Scene? >>

But I wouldn't bet against Kirill Karabits being snapped up. Bournemouth has historically been a springboard for higher-profile appointments--and being from that town, myself, I yield to no one in my borderline fanatical admiration for its orchestra.

Gergiev, Nelsons, Gilbert or Alsop...Who is the World’s Busiest Conductor? >>

Some interesting statistics, yes, from the U.K.-based music website Bachtrack. Every year, they compile the stats from the events they have listed, and the list for 2013 has Valery Gergiev as the world's busiest conductor. Andris Nelsons comes second.

WATCH: Red Sox vs. Cardinals? No, Boston Symphony vs. St. Louis Symphony!

WATCH: Red Sox vs. Cardinals? No, Boston Symphony vs. St. Louis Symphony! >>

For the 2013 MLB World Series, the brass sections of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra filmed a smackdown, taunting one another and trash-talking each other's home team.

Five Quickies: Jackie Evancho to Sony, Andris Nelsons in Boston, Ronald Shannon Jackson Obit, Chinese Classical Music, Destroyer Musical >>

And with the world's best musicians, singers, dancers and actors going back to repertory work after their summer stocks, there's more good news happening now than there was, say, back in September.

Andris Nelsons to Leave City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, So, What Next? >>

The Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons wants to concentrate on his new day job running the Boston Symphony Orchestra, but how long can he stay this focused?

Door Still Open for Concussed Andris Nelsons to Conduct 'Lohengin' at Bayreuth >>

(Wait...so does that mean said door is closed now?)

UPDATE...AGAIN: BSO Says Christoph Eschenbach Now Out for Tanglewood, but He Might Just be Mad

UPDATE...AGAIN: BSO Says Christoph Eschenbach Now Out for Tanglewood, but He Might Just be Mad >>

When it rains in the Berkshires, well, it pours in the Berkshires.

Boston Symphony Orchestra Subs Carlo Montanaro for Andris Nelsons, Eric Owens for Ferruccio Furlanetto in Verdi's 'Requiem' at Tanglewood >>

Making both his Tanglewood and BSO debut (and putting an end, finally, to all the who-will-take-the-cursed-podium speculation), this Italian protégé of one Zubin Mehta is set to lead this Saturday's performance of Verdi's 'Requiem' at the Koussevitzky Music Shed.

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