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Say It Ain't So, Conductor: Mariss Jansons Decides to Up and Leave the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra to Join the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

by Ian Holubiak   Apr 25, 2014 12:19 PM EDT

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Chief conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Mariss Jansons, who has led from his post for nearly a decade, has decided he can't take it anymore and announced Tuesday that he will resign for the 2014-15 season.

Jansons, who is a wise 71, will continue, instead, in his post as chief conductor of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich.

These moves seem to be commonplace, as many conductors this year have resigned and changed partners--er, I mean symphonies--at their own discretion.

However untimely or unexpected the move was, and as one could surmise, there was no word on who might be tapped as the next Concertgebouw chief conductor.

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