FILE - In a Tuesday, June 25, 2013 file photo, Andris Nelsons, who was recently appointed as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, reacts after throwing out the first pitch before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Colorado Rockies at Fenway Park in Boston. Nelson has canceled a weekend appearance at Tanglewood after suffering a concussion following a freak accident in Germany. He’d been scheduled to conduct the Verdi Requiem on Saturday, July 27 at Tanglewood, the BSO’s summer home in Lenox, Mass. The Boston Globe reported that Nelsons recently collided with a door that unexpectedly swung open at his residence in Bayreuth, Germany. He was still hospitalized Monday and doctors have advised him against plane travel. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 10:42 am
Incoming BSO director sidelined by concussion
The Associated Press
Mark Volpe, the orchestra's managing director, said Monday that Andris Nelsons collided with a door that unexpectedly swung open at his residence in Bayreuth, Germany.
Nelsons was hospitalized and doctors advised him against airplane travel. He'd been scheduled to conduct the Verdi Requiem on Saturday at Tanglewood, the BSO's summer home in Lenox.
In a statement, Nelsons said he felt "a great sense of sadness" at missing the concert but that he looked forward to performing with the BSO in Boston in October.
Health problems forced Nelsons' predecessor, James Levine, to resign. Nelson is much younger and is known for his physical vitality.