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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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BostonAndris Nelsons conducts Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich

Rachmaninov, Shostakovich
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Daniil Trifonov

BostonAndris Nelsons conducts Strauss, Currier and Stravinsky

Strauss R., Currier, Stravinsky
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Baiba Skride

LenoxOpening Night at Tanglewood

Mozart, Mahler
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Emanuel Ax

LenoxAndris Nelsons conducts Tower, Previn and Dvorák

Tower, Previn, Dvořák
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Anne-Sophie Mutter

LenoxAndris Nelsons conducts Copland and Grieg

Copland, Grieg
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Robert Sheena; Thomas Rolfs; Jan Lisiecki
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Boston Creole: Berlioz, Ravel and Estévez with the Boston Symphony

Aquiles Machado, James Burton and Gustavo Castillo © Roberto Torres
Ken-David Masur and James Burton step in for Gustavo Dudamel in a program featuring Antonio Estévez' Cantata criolla.
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Stravinsky and Schumann with Dudamel and the Boston Symphony

Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Symphony Hall © Hilary Scott
Gustavo Dudamel and the Boston Symphony Orchestra perform Stravinsky and Schumann's rousing musical depictions of spring.
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Also sprach Richard Strauss

Renée Fleming with the Boston Symphony © Hilary Scott
Renée Fleming assumes the role of the Countess is Capriccio as part of an all-Strauss program at Symphony Hall. 
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A dance with past and present in Boston

Thomas Adès and Kirill Gerstein with the Boston Symphony © Winslow Townson
The concerto is not only a dance with tradition, it’s a dance between Adès and his frequent collaborator and friend, Kirill Gerstein.
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The healing power of faith: Dvořák‘s Stabat Mater in Boston

Andris Nelsons and soloists with the Boston Symphony © Winslow Townson
Andris Nelsons leads a moving performance of Dvořák’s Stabat Mater with the Boston Symphony and Tanglewood Festival Chorus. 
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