CULTURE & ARTS
08/31/2012 08:47 am ET Updated Oct 31, 2012

Gustavo Dudamel, Kent Nagano In Leadership Change At Gothenburg

Conducting titles at the world's top orchestras are often convoluted and mystifying. In the case of Sweden's Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, a newly announced leadership change is baffling even by classical standards.

For five years, Gustavo Dudamel has led the Gothenburg Symphony as its principal conductor. With his term set to expire this year, the orchestra said on Thursday that Dudamel is stepping down from that position and is assuming the role of "honorary conductor."

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