An unsigned item in Tuesday’s (2/24) Boston Globe reports that the Boston Symphony Orchestra has a new assistant conductor, Moritz Gnann, who will begin a two-year term in the 2015-16 season. “Gnann has worked with BSO music director Andris Nelsons at the Bayreuth Festival, where he assisted on a new production of Lohengrin. He has also collaborated with conductors Sir Simon Rattle, Donald Runnicles, and Christian Thielemann. Gnann, who studied orchestral conducting at the Berlin University of the Arts and at the Dresden School of Music, will make his first podium appearance with the BSO during the 2016 Tanglewood season. In case you’re wondering, past BSO assistant conductors include Robert Spano, who’s now music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Grant Llewelyn, now the music director of the North Carolina Symphony, and, famously, Michael Tilson Thomas, who’s the San Francisco Symphony music director.”

Posted February 24, 2015