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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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LenoxAlan Gilbert conducts Schumann, Saint-Saëns and Stenhammar

Schumann, Mozart, Stenhammar
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Alan Gilbert; Stefan Jackiw

LenoxHerbert Blomstedt conducts Beethoven

Beethoven
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Herbert Blomstedt; Joshua Bell

LenoxKarina Canellakis conducts Mazzoli and Tchaikovsky

Mazzoli, Tchaikovsky
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Karina Canellakis; Yo-Yo Ma
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LenoxBoston Symphony Orchestra/ Andris Nelsons and John Williams

Montgomery, Williams, Copland, Stravinsky
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Anne-Sophie Mutter; John Williams
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Stormy Brahms from Trifonov and the BSO at Tanglewood

Concerto and symphony – in reversal of the usual order – from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons.
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Nelsons and Skride bring a different perspective to Sibelius

Skride’s approach is not based on power, glamour or virtuosity but is anchored by poetic expressivity and tonal beauty
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The Boston Symphony Orchestra rejoins Tanglewood

Emanuel Ax joins Nelsons and the BSO for Beethoven's big fives to re-open live music at Tanglewood.
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Finale of Andris Nelsons' Paths of Romanticism in Boston

Nelsons, in his “Paths of Romanticism” series, has chosen programs that can be played by a small chamber group made up some of the world’s finest musicians.
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Andris Nelsons and the BSO delve into early Romantic repertoire

Works by Weber and Schumann allowed the BSO soloists the opportunity to shine in this latest video stream. 
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Electric Shostakovich and polished Stravinsky from Nelsons in Boston

Razor sharp precision from Nelsons and the BSO in Shostakovich and Stravinsky, with intensely expressive playing from Michael Zaretsky and Randall Hodgkinson in Eda Rapoport's Poem.
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