BOSTON (CBS) — Andris Nelsons, the new music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will not be able to conduct at Tanglewood this weekend because of a concussion suffered at his home in Germany, the BSO reported Monday in a prepared statement.
Nelsons suffered a severe concussion this past weekend. “Mr. Nelsons was struck in the head by a door that unexpectedly swung open at his residence in Bayreuth, Germany, where he has been conducting at the festival,” the BSO reported. “Mr. Nelsons is currently receiving medical attention at a hospital in Bayreuth. His doctors report that he is expected to make a full recovery but, as always with concussions, Mr. Nelsons has been strongly advised to take time out of his work schedule and not travel by plane at all at this time.”
The BSO expects Nelsons to travel to Boston in October for his scheduled concerts at Symphony Hall.
Nelsons released the following statement: “I feel a great sense of sadness at not being able to come to Tanglewood this week to conduct the Verdi Requiem and to spend time amongst our great musical family, including Tanglewood’s wonderfully supportive audience. I will miss you all and am very sorry indeed that this very unfortunate accident prevents me from being there. I am grateful to be receiving the best possible medical attention and am currently resting well.”
An announcement about who will conduct Tanglewood’s July 27 performance of the Verdi Requiem will be made soon, the BSO reported.