Giancarlo Guerrero.

In Friday’s (6/2) Musical America (subscription required), Susan Elliott writes, “Giancarlo Guerrero has announced his departure as music director of the Nashville Symphony at the end of his current contract, through 2024-25. He will have been in the job 16 years. It has been, by all signs, a landmark tenure, marked by 11 Grammy awards for the 21 recordings he has made with the orchestra and the nearly two-dozen works he has commissioned and premiered by the likes of Terry Riley, Julia Wolfe, Gabriela Lena Frank, John Tavener, Hannibal Lokumbe, and others. Guerrero has hired 26 musicians, about a third of the orchestra, many of them principals, and has been immensely popular with audiences, his pre-concert talks marked by usually strong attendance. He and the NSO have weathered some hard times, including the 2010 floods that nearly destroyed Schermerhorn Center, a financial crisis, layoffs, and Covid-19. After 2024-25, he will take the title of Music Director Laureate and will return to conduct four programs in each of the two seasons following…. Guerrero, who grew up in Costa Rica and was trained Stateside, is music director of the NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic and an active guest conductor.”