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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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BostonGiancarlo Guerrero conducts Tchaikovsky and Bernstein

Tchaïkovski, Bernstein
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

BostonAndris Nelsons conducts Bernstein and Shostakovich

Bernstein, Chostakovitch
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Jean-Yves Thibaudet

New York CityBoston Symphony Orchestra

© Kasskara | Decca
Bernstein, Chostakovitch
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Jean-Yves Thibaudet

New York CityBoston Symphony Orchestra: Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, Act II

© Marco Borggreve
Wagner: Tristan et Isolde
Andris Nelsons; Camilla Nylund; Jonas Kaufmann; Georg Zeppenfeld; Mihoko Fujimura

New York CityBoston Symphony Orchestra

© Marco Borggreve
Mozart, Widmann, Strauss R.
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Steven Ansell; Yo-Yo Ma
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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 Ravel rave in Boston

Jacques Lacombe © Fred Stucker
Maurice Ravel opened his 1928 tour of the United States conducting a series of concerts with the Boston Symphony featuring his own music.

Andris Nelsons leads Leipzig Week in Boston

Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony © Michael Blanchard
With Andris Nelsons about to debut as Kapellmeister at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, a collaboration with his Boston Symphony was inaugurated in style. 

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

Kristine Opolais, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
Andris Nelsons' Mozart–Shostakovich pairing allowed the Boston Symphony winds to take the spotlight in the first half, leaving the strings and limited percussion to their task in the second. 

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

Susan Graham, Andris Nelsons and the BSO © Winslow Townson
A superb Mahler 3 from Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony, building to an ecstatic finale.