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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Boston, MA, United States

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December 2018
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BostonThe Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Miko Nissinen; Boston Ballet; Boston Ballet Orchestra

BostonShiyeon Sung conducts Mendelssohn and Dvořák

Mendelssohn-Hensel, Mendelssohn, Dvořák
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Shiyeon Sung; Ingrid Fliter

BostonSir Andrew Davis conducts Harbison, Mozart and Vaughan Williams

Harbison, Mozart, Vaughan Williams
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis; Alessio Bax

BostonHerbert Blomstedt conducts Haydn and Brahms

Haydn, Brahms
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Herbert Blomstedt; Truls Mørk

BostonBoston Modern Orchestra Project Presents Semi-Staged Opera The Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Wuorinen: The Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Gil Rose; Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Heather Buck

BostonJohn Storgårds conducts Saariaho, Mozart and Sibelius

Saariaho, Mozart, Sibelius
Boston Symphony Orchestra; John Storgårds; Martin Helmchen
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Belated Bach: Boston Symphony debuts the Christmas Oratorio

Andris Nelsons and soloists with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Festival Chorus © Winslow Townson
In Germany, the Christmas Oratorio is performed with the same frequency during the holiday season as Messiah in English-speaking countries. In Boston, the BSO gives its first performance!
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Sturm und drollery: Nelsons' Beethoven in Boston

Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony in Beethoven © Robert Torres
Drive and energy in Andris Nelsons' pairing of the Fourth and Fifth Symphonies highlights their similarities rather than their differences. 
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Primeval Light, Redeeming Light: A Boston “Resurrection”

Bernarda Fink, Andris Nelsons, Ying Fang and the Boston Symphony © Winslow Townson
A great close to Maher's Second Symphony in Boston, paired with an earthbound curtain raiser. 
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Masterful Masur conducts the Boston Symphony

Ken-David Masur and the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
John Harbison's 80th birthday in December was marked at the start of Ken-David Masur's colorful program with the Boston Symphony. 
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A colorful collage: Hannu Lintu opens the Boston Symphony’s season

Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra – premiered by the BSO under Serge Koussevitzky and a familiar calling card ever since – opens the new season.
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A glorious Odyssey Opera restoration: Gounod's La Reine de Saba

Kevin Thompson, Kara Shay Thompson and Dominick Chenes © Keira Cronin
A Gounod rarity comes to Boston for a concert performance under the ever-enterprising Gil Rose.
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