Performer: Boston Symphony Orchestra

Biography

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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TokyoKDDI Special: Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Gil Shaham

TokyoKDDI Special: Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Mozart, Rachmaninov
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Elizabeth Rowe; Jessica Zhou

TokyoKDDI Special: Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Haydn, Mahler
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons

LenoxOpening Night at Tanglewood

Mahler: Symphony no. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Bernarda Fink; Malin Christensson; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

LenoxAndris Nelsons conducts Mozart and Mahler

Mozart, Mahler
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Daniel Lozakovitj; Kristine Opolais
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Mozart in a minor key in Boston

At 71, Radu Lupu continues to amaze. No one gets so much out of a piano with such a light touch and minimum of effort. 
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Alain Altinoglu dazzles in Boston Symphony debut

The riotous energy of carnival dazzled Symphony Hall as Alain Altinoglu debuted with the Boston Symphony in a program he assembled as a personal homage to Charles Munch.
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Beethoven, Berlioz and Pintscher in Boston

Roth bookended Matthias Pintscher's new work with familiar pieces, Berlioz’s Le Corsaire Overture and Beethoven’s Symphony no. 6 in F major.
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Chamber intimacy and bold brushstrokes in Boston

Bernard Haitink returned for his yearly visit to Symphony Hall to conduct a program which embraced the Classical, Romantic and Modern.
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Pastoral and Pastiche: Sibelius and Busoni in Boston

Sakari Oramo returned to Symphony Hall to lead Sibelius' Symphony no. 3 in C major and Busoni’s rarely performed, grandiose Concerto in C for Piano, Orchestra and Men’s Chorus with Kirill Gerstein.
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