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Aquiles Machado, James Burton and Gustavo Castillo © Roberto Torres
Boston

Boston Creole: Berlioz, Ravel and Estévez with the Boston Symphony

By , 11 April 2019
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Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Symphony Hall © Hilary Scott
Boston

Rites of Spring Stravinsky and Schumann with Dudamel and the Boston Symphony

By , 05 April 2019
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Renée Fleming with the Boston Symphony © Hilary Scott
Boston

Also sprach Richard Strauss, Renée Fleming, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony

By , 14 March 2019
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Thomas Adès and Kirill Gerstein with the Boston Symphony © Winslow Townson
Boston

A dance with past and present: Adès premieres his Piano Concerto in Boston

By , 09 March 2019
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Andris Nelsons and soloists with the Boston Symphony © Winslow Townson
Boston

The healing power of faith: Dvořák‘s Stabat Mater in Boston

By , 01 March 2019
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Kristine Opolais in Puccini's Suor Angelica with the BSO © Winslow Townson
Boston

Twilight raptures: Boulanger, Debussy and Suor Angelica with Nelsons, Opolais, and the BSO

By , 21 February 2019
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Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in Copland's Third Symphony © Winslow Townson
Boston

Adventures in programming: Wilson, Szymanowski and Copland with Batiashvili, Nelsons and the BSO

By , 08 February 2019
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Kaija Saariaho © Robert Torres
Boston

Northern lights: John Storgårds leads the Boston Symphony in Saariaho, Mozart, and Sibelius

By , 25 January 2019
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Herbert Blomstedt conducts the Boston Symphony © Winslow Townson
Boston

Beguiling Haydn and transcendent Brahms with Herbert Blomstedt in Boston

By , 18 January 2019
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John Harbison following the performance of his Second Symphony © Hilary Scott
Boston

To sleep, perchance to dream? Sir Andrew Davis conducts Harbison's Second Symphony

By , 10 January 2019
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Shiyeon Sung © Robert Torres
Boston

The Mendelssohns and Dvořák with Shiyeon Sung and the Boston Symphony

By , 04 January 2019
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Andris Nelsons and soloists with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Festival Chorus © Winslow Townson
Boston

Belated Bach: Boston Symphony debuts the Christmas Oratorio

By , 30 November 2018
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Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony in Beethoven © Robert Torres
Boston

Sturm und drollery: Nelsons' Beethoven in Boston

By , 23 November 2018
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Bernarda Fink, Andris Nelsons, Ying Fang and the Boston Symphony © Winslow Townson
Boston

Primeval Light, Redeeming Light: Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony in Mahler and Einfelde

By , 26 October 2018
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Ken-David Masur and the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
Boston

Masterful Masur conducts Harbison, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev with the Boston Symphony

By , 18 October 2018
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Boston

A colorful collage: Hannu Lintu opens the Boston Symphony’s season

By , 11 October 2018
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Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 69: Nelsons and the Boston Symphony stare into the abyss of Shostakovich 4

By , 03 September 2018
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Susan Graham, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 67: Nelsons and the BSO's Mahler Third is a model of clarity, but short on the killer punch

By , 02 September 2018
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Susan Graham joins Andris Nelsons and the BSO © Chris Lee
Lenox

At Tanglewood, Andris Nelsons conveys a “sense of inevitability” in Mahler 3

By , 24 August 2018
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Andris Nelsons leads the BSO © Hilary Scott
Lenox

Storm inside and outside the Koussevitzky Shed: Nelsons and Boston Symphony at Tanglewood

By , 17 August 2018
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Thomas Adès © Hilary Scott
Lenox

A musical polymath and a nonpareil violinist share a Tanglewood afternoon

By , 22 July 2018
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Jonathan Tetelman and Kristine Opolais © Hilary Scott
Lenox

Nelsons sheds light on Puccini's canvas in a concert performance of La bohème at Tanglewood

By , 14 July 2018
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Bernard Haitink and the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
Boston

Brahms in the twilight: Haitink and Ax with the Boston Symphony

By , 05 May 2018
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
New York City

A Boston Symphony performance at Carnegie Hall marked by Mahler’s shadow

By , 11 April 2018
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Andris Nelsons, Camilla Nylund, Jonas Kaufmann and the Boston Symphony © Hilary Scott
Boston

The light of love, the darkness of desire: all-Wagner program with Kaufmann and Nylund in Boston

By , 05 April 2018
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Yo-Yo Ma, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
Boston

An irascible Don and a Widmann première in Boston

By , 30 March 2018
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Herbert Blomstedt conducts the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
Boston

The triumphant alchemy of age, experience and Mozart: Herbert Blomstedt and the Boston Symphony

By , 23 February 2018
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Jacques Lacombe © Fred Stucker
Boston

A Ravel rave with Jacques Lacombe and the Boston Symphony

By , 15 February 2018
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Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony © Michael Blanchard
Boston

Andris Nelsons leads Leipzig Week in Boston

By , 10 February 2018
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Kristine Opolais, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
Boston

More than A Little Night Music: Mozart and Shostakovich in Boston

By , 01 February 2018
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Susan Graham, Andris Nelsons and the BSO © Winslow Townson
Boston

“What Andris Nelsons Tells Me”: Mahler’s Third in Boston

By , 19 January 2018
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François-Xavier Roth © Marco Borggreve
Boston

Roth charts the emergence of the modern in Boston

By , 12 January 2018
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François-Xavier Roth and Benjamin Grosvenor © Aram Boghosian
Boston

Revelatory, period-style Beethoven from François- Xavier Roth and the Boston Symphony

By , 06 January 2018
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Leonidas Kavakos © Marco Borggreve
Boston

Panoramas, Potions and Prokofiev: Leonidas Kavakos, Andris Nelsons, and the Boston Symphony

By , 01 December 2017
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Rudolf Buchbinder © Philipp Horak
Boston

Killer Bs: Beethoven, Bruckner and Buchbinder in Boston

By , 21 November 2017
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Martin Helmchen © Giorgia Bertazzi
Boston

Divine fire and refulgent power: Martin Helmchen, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony

By , 17 November 2017
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Andris Nelsons © Suntory Hall
Tokyo

Refined Mahler in Tokyo from Nelsons and Boston Symphony

By , 09 November 2017
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Paul Groves and Charles Dutoit © Hilary Scott
Boston

Hell and Damnation: Dutoit leads The Damnation of Faust with the Boston Symphony

By , 26 October 2017
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Caleb Mayo in Peer Gynt © Robert Torres
Boston

Utter despair and heavenly bliss: Ken-David Masur leads the Boston Symphony in incidental music

By , 19 October 2017
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Hilary Hahn, Gustavo Gimeno and the Boston Symphony perform Dvořák © Robert Torres
Boston

East meets West: Ligeti, Dvořák, and Schumann with Gimeno and the Boston Symphony

By , 13 October 2017
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Interplay between Gil Shaham and Andris Nelsons © Hilary Scott
Boston

Toothsome Delights: Sierra, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov with the Boston Symphony

By , 05 October 2017
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Andris Nelsons, Paul Lewis and the Boston Symphony © Michael Blanchard
Boston

A thunderstorm sang: Shostakovich and Beethoven from Andris Nelsons in Boston

By , 29 September 2017
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Andris Nelsons conducts the BSO season opener © Michael Blanchard
Boston

Sennets and Tuckets: All Bernstein program opens the Boston Symphony season

By , 22 September 2017
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Davis Afkham conducts the BSO © Hilary Scott
Lenox

Akfham brings out the best from the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood

By , 18 August 2017
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Stephanie Blythe, Thomas Mayer, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony © Hilary Scott
Lenox

One Rheingold to rule them all: the Boston Symphony and Andris Nelsons at Tanglewood

By , 15 July 2017
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Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra © Hilary Scott
Lenox

Reminiscences of French Baroque at Tanglewood

By , 14 July 2017
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Lenox

A Tanglewood afternoon without clouds

By , 09 July 2017
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Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony, Bernarda Fink and Malin Christensson © Hilary Scott
Lenox

An outstanding performance: Andris Nelsons’ first opening night at Tanglewood

By , 07 July 2017
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Andris Nelsons and Radu Lupu with the Boston Symphony © Hilary Scott
Boston

Mozart in a minor key: Radu Lupu and the Requiem with the Boston Symphony

By , 21 April 2017
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Alain Altinoglu © Michael Blanchard
Boston

Alain Altinoglu dazzles in Boston Symphony debut

By , 30 March 2017
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