Music Director Andris Nelsons with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Photo courtesy of Boston Symphony Orchestra.

In Thursday’s (4/4) Boston Classical Review, Jonathan Blumhofer writes, “The Boston Symphony Orchestra celebrates Andris Nelsons’ first decade as music director while also highlighting new and recent initiatives in its 2024-25 season, which was announced Thursday. Though at times retrospective, the upcoming year does include a series of premieres as well as Nelsons conducting a pair of landmark scores by Gustav Mahler and Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Nelsons kicks off the festivities with a gala concert on September 19. The event includes a new work by Carlos Simon, who begins a three-year appointment as the first occupant of the BSO’s Deborah and Philip Edmundson Composer Chair, plus pianists Lang Lang and Gina Alice Redlinger playing Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, violinist Keila Wakao performing Ravel’s Tzigane, and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham singing selections from Cantaloube’s Songs of the Auvergne. Nelsons’ other fall appearances include an all-American concert with a premiere by Tania León alongside music by Copland, Barber, and Simon) and, for the first time at Symphony Hall in twenty years, Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 8. In November, he leads the BSO in Kevin Puts’ The Brightness of Light, featuring soprano Renée Fleming and baritone Rod Gilfry … and splits a Nordic program with Tanglewood conducting fellows.” The article includes the season’s guest conductors, performers, and further information.