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Andris Nelsons named new director of BSO

The Boston Symphony Orchestra­ announced Thursday that it has chosen Andris Nelsons to be the 15th music director in its 132-year history — giving the BSO its youngest conductor in a century.

The long-awaited move came more than two years after­ James Levine last took the podium in Boston, a tenure marked by great artistic renewal before health problems forced the aging maestro to resign.

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