Thursday, March 3
BSO Maestro James Levine To Resign, Classical Community Reacts
Long-plagued by health woes, Maestro James Levine is stepping down as Boston Symphony Orchestra's music director effective Sept. 1. The orchestra announced the resignation Wednesday, a day after Levine withdrew from his remaining schedule this season because of ill effects from a recent procedure. Levine – who is also music director of New York's Metropolitan Opera – says he needs to focus more of his attention on getting healthy and that the resignation is in everyone's best interest. We’re joined by longtime BSO subscriber Avi Nelson and by our resident expert, WGBH’s Brian Bell, who produces live broadcasts of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for 99.5 All Classical.