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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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New York CityBoston Symphony Orchestra & Kavakos perform Unsuk Chin

Carnegie Hall Corporation
Ives, Chin, Berlioz
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Leonidas Kavakos

New York CityBerg's Wozzeck with the Boston Symphony OrchestraConcert performance

Carnegie Hall Corporation
Berg: Wozzeck
Andris Nelsons; Bo Skovhus; Christine Goerke; Franz Hawlata; Christopher Ventris

LondonAndris Nelsons: The Strauss Project - Part 3

Strauss R.
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Lise Davidsen
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Nelsons and the Boston Symphony kickstart 2022 with a world premiere

The first sounds heard in Symphony Hall in 2022 were those of a full orchestral blast introducing a world premiere by HK Gruber.
****1
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Songs of the self: Hardenberger, Nelsons and the Boston Symphony

Widmann’s maze keeps the listener off balance, constantly surprising and tricking the ears as a labyrinth constantly surprises and tricks the eyes.
***11
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Old friends in new clothes: Rana, Slobodeniouk and the BSO

Thanks to an extraordinary ensemble effort by everyone involved, old friends arrived wearing expertly tailored new clothes inviting a closer look.
*****
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Three lessons in music making from Victor Wooten and the BSO

Inventive, engaging, and above all fun, this performance of Victor Wooten's virtuosic concerto for electric bass guitar invites repeat performances.
****1
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Andris Nelsons and the BSO find connections in two Russian works

The conductor brought the score together by finding unexpected warmth in Sofia Gubaidulina's music and avoiding the melodramatic in his interpretation of Rachmaninov. 
****1
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Lisa Batiashvili beats the band

Muscular and energetic yet subtle and mercurial, this was a tour-de-force performance from an inexhaustible dynamo of invention
****1
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