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BSO’s search, and Gatti’s turn in the spotlight

Having ambled from Schulhoff to Schubert, Mozart to Miaskovsky, the Boston Symphony Orchestra this week concludes its current subscription season, its second without a music director.

The secrecy enshrouding the search process is often compared to that surrounding the selection of the pope, except for the fact that the auditions take place in front of thousands of people. Even so, the identity of the candidates, the thinking of the search committee, the precise timeline, all remain as tightly guarded as ever.

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