New BSO director Andris Nelsons suffers concussion, withdraws from Tanglewood

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Incoming Boston Symphony Orchestra music director Andris Nelsons has been forced to cancel his appearance this weekend at Tanglewood because of an accident that left him with a severe concussion.

Nelsons, struck in the head by a door in Bayreuth, Germany, where he had been conducting, is expected to make a full recovery, but remains in the hospital and has been told by his doctors not to travel by plane. He had been scheduled to conduct the Verdi Requiem at Tanglewood Saturday.

That means the BSO will have somebody else conduct Verdi’s Requiem at the Koussevitzky Music Shed. The BSO will also cancel events centered around Nelsons’s visit.

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