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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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BostonCasual Fridays: Strauss, Bruckner, Mozart, and Haydn

Strauss R., Mozart, Haydn
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Pinchas Zukerman

BostonStrauss, Bruckner, Mozart, and Haydn

Strauss R., Bruckner, Mozart, Haydn
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Pinchas Zukerman

BostonGiancarlo Guerrero conducts Grime, Walton, and Duruflé

Grime, Walton, Duruflé
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero; Johannes Moser; Tanglewood Festival Chorus; James Burton

BostonHannu Lintu conducts Thorvaldsdottir, Prokofiev, and Sibelius

Thorvaldsdottir, Prokofiev, Sibelius
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Hannu Lintu; Seong-Jin Cho

BostonAndré Raphel conducts Coleridge-Taylor, Still, and Caine

Coleridge-Taylor, Still, Caine
Boston Symphony Orchestra; André Raphel; Uri Caine Trio; Uri Caine; Mike Boone; Clarence Penn
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Revenge, remorse and reminiscence from Nelsons and the BSO

Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra © Winslow Townson
As the BSO heads on an international tour, Andris Nelsons leads a program featuring Barber, Shostakovich and Dvořák. 
****1
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Formosan folklore, Viennese elegance and Russian soul with the BSO

Yu-An Chang and Till Fellner with the BSO © Robert Torres
Yu-An Chang and the Boston Symphony Orchestra premiere Chihchun Chi-sun Lee's commission and Till Fellner offers a lucid, elegant classical interpretation of Mozart.
****1
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Lean cuisine as Lehninger and Perianes launch the New Year in Boston

Marcelo Lehninger conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra © Hilary Scott
The Boston Symphony, Javier Perianes and Marcelo Lehninger show off slimmed down warhorses to begin the New Year.
***11
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Novelties new and old: Lozakovich, Nelsons, and the Boston Symphony

Daniel Lozakovich, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra © Hilary Scott
Three firsts and an old friend, plus a probing Daniel Lozakovich add up to a memorable evening of music at Symphony Hall. 
****1
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A BSO American premiere, Shostakovich, Ravel with Uchida

Mitsuko Uchida plays the Ravel Piano Concerto © Winslow Townson
Nelsons and the Boston Symphony  present an American premiere, Shostakovich’s Twelth, and dazzling Ravel with Dame Mitsuko Uchida
*****
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