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Boston Symphony Names Composer As Its First Artistic Partner
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At BSO, a new season and a surprising new partner

By Globe Staff 

There’s big news from Symphony Hall this week — and it’s not just the details of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s new season, about which more in a moment.

The BSO is creating a new “Artistic Partner” position, and it has appointed the eminent British composer Thomas Adès to the post for a three-year term beginning this fall.

In the past, the BSO’s major titled artistic positions — music director, conductor emeritus, principal guest conductor, and the like — have always been held by interpreters, which is to say men chiefly involved with bringing to life the central symphonic repertoire, a canon that is largely closed to new entries. For the first time in its history, however, the BSO will now have a creative figure — a composer — in the highest echelons of its formal artistic leadership. Let’s just pause for a moment to let that sink in.


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