Boston Symphony Orchestra Announces Program Changes for Next Year

With James Levine stepping down as Boston Symphony Music Director as of September 2011 to focus on his continuing recovery from a series of back procedures, Maestro Levine will not conduct the BSO during its 2011-12 season, which, in addition to the orchestra’s 2011-12 season at Symphony Hall in Boston, also includes five West Coast performances in California, December 6-10, and three concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York, March 6, 7, and 9. Changes to the previously announced programming for the BSO’s West Coast tour and Carnegie Hall concert series are available on the BSO website.

Following his two weeks of programs with the BSO, November 17-29, at Symphony Hall in Boston, French conductor Ludovic Morlot and the Boston Symphony Orchestra travel west December 6­-10, 2011, for a four-city tour of California—to include San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Palm Desert, and Los Angeles—that brings highlights of the BSO’s Symphony Hall subscription programs to the West Coast of the United States. An assistant conductor of the BSO from 2004 to 2007, Maestro Morlot has since appeared with major orchestras on both sides of the Atlantic, including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Royal Concertgebouw, and is now Music Director Designate of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.


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