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Artiste: Boston Symphony Orchestra


Now in its 133rd season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra gave its inaugural concert in 1881, realizing the dream of its founder, the Civil War veteran/businessman/philanthropist Henry Lee Higginson, who envisioned a great and permanent orchestra in his hometown of Boston. Today the BSO reaches millions of listeners, not only through its concert performances in Boston and at Tanglewood, but also via the internet, radio, television, educational programs, recordings, and tours. It commissions works from today's most important composers; its summer season at Tanglewood is among the world's most important music festivals; it helps develop future audiences through BSO Youth Concerts and educational outreach programs involving the entire Boston community; and, during the Tanglewood season, it operates the Tanglewood Music Center, one of the world's most important training grounds for young professional-caliber musicians. The Boston Symphony Chamber Players, made up of BSO principals, are known worldwide, and the Boston Pops Orchestra sets an international standard for performances of lighter music.

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LondresProm 67: Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Mahler: Symphonie no. 3 en ré mineur
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Susan Graham; Ladies of the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus; City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Choruses

LondresProm 69: Boston Symphony Orchestra Bernstein and Shostakovich

Bernstein, Chostakovitch
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Baiba Skride

AmsterdamAndris Nelsons and Boston Symphony

© Marco Borggreve
Bernstein, Chostakovitch
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Baiba Skride

BostonTugan Sokhiev conducts Britten, Chopin and Mendelssohn

Britten, Chopin, Mendelssohn
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Tugan Sokhiev; Jan Lisiecki

BostonTugan Sokhiev conducts Brahms and Prokofiev

Brahms, Prokofiev
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Tugan Sokhiev; Vadim Gluzman
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Rentrée choc à la Philharmonie de Paris

Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
L’affluence était celle des grands soirs en ce 3 septembre pour le début de la saison symphonique à la Philharmonie de Paris.

A Boston Symphony performance marked by Mahler’s shadow

Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
At Carnegie Hall Jean-Yves Thibaudet successfully brought forward the mercurial character of Bernstein's music, while Andris Nelsons highlighted details in Shostakovich. 

An all-Wagner program with Kaufmann and Nylund in Boston

Andris Nelsons, Camilla Nylund, Jonas Kaufmann and the Boston Symphony © Hilary Scott
Jonas Kaufmann and Camilla Nylund tackle the roles of Tristan und Isolde for the first time in Andris Nelsons' all-Wagner concert. 

An irascible Don and a Widmann première in Boston

Yo-Yo Ma, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
The US première of Jörg Widmann's Partita featured alongside Mozart and Strauss in Andris Nelsons' carefully chosen program.

Age, experience and Mozart: Blomstedt and the Boston Symphony

Herbert Blomstedt conducts the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
Blomstedt gives an exhilarating reading of three of Mozart’s C major symphonies.