The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Andris Nelsons.

In Thursday’s (1/25) Boston Globe, Malcolm Gay writes, “Just a few months into their partnership leading the Boston Symphony Orchestra, music director Andris Nelsons and president Chad Smith are offering a glimpse of where they hope to lead the orchestra in the coming years. During a joint interview … Nelsons said he is doubling down on Boston and has signed an evergreen, ‘rolling’ contract that will extend his tenure with the symphony indefinitely. He will also expand his responsibilities at Tanglewood, where he has been named head of conducting. The BSO has also named composer Carlos Simon as the symphony’s inaugural Deborah and Philip Edmundson composer chair, a newly created position that will enable Simon to work across all sectors of the organization while producing several new commissioned works during the three-season term…. Smith, who arrived from the Los Angeles Philharmonic last fall, said the BSO is establishing the Boston Symphony Orchestra Humanities Institute, a programmatic arm that will collaborate with organizations and thought leaders across disciplines to present lectures, film series, concerts, and other events that shed light on the BSO’s musical repertoire…. The institute will present its offerings at Symphony Hall and other venues across the city.”