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Concussion keeps BSO’s Andris Nelsons away

Advised not to fly, conductor to miss Tanglewood event

The socials, the planning sessions, and the coming-out concert will have to wait. Andris Nelsons, the vibrant young conductor recently named to replace the often-injured James Levine as the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s music director, will miss Saturday night’s concert at Tanglewood because of a severe concussion.

Nelsons, 34, was hit by a door over the weekend at his residence in Bayreuth, Germany, where he was conducting at the annual Wagner festival. The accident resulted in the head injury, with doctors advising him not to travel. That means the BSO will have somebody else conduct Verdi’s Requiem at the Koussevitzky Music Shed, and will cancel several other events with him.

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