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listen buttonHåkan Hardenberger in an American Premiere

The Swedish trumpeter is the soloist in the American premiere of Brett Dean's Dramatis personae, and Andris Nelsons conducts Tchaikovsky's Hamlet and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

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The 2015 Tanglewood Season

Ozawa Hall

The Tanglewood Music Center celebrates 75 years, and Andris Nelsons conducts six concerts in the summer of 2015.

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Conductor Erich Leinsdorf

WCRB celebrates the legacy of one of the BSO's most significant Music Directors with a 1969 television interview and an audio documentary.

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Keiths Classical Corner

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The BSO's 2014-2015 Season
Andris Nelsons

Hear the 134th season of the Boston Symphony Orchestra on the radio and online, live from Symphony Hall each Saturday at 8pm, with encore broadcasts on Mondays at 8pm, all with host Ron Della Chiesa. The season features 10 weeks of programs that draw connections between Andris Nelsons, the orchestra's 15th Music Director, the ensemble he'll lead into its next era, and the BSO's audiences.

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To see the full schedule of BSO and Pops performances, and to purchase tickets, visit the BSO Box Office, where you can also learn more about the release of archival Boston Symphony Chamber Players recordings.
See the final installment of New Tanglewood Tales, the video series that documents the experiences of six Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center:
Broadcast Schedule

Yo-Yo MaYo-Yo Ma is the soloist in Prokofiev's Symphony-Concerto for cello and orchestra, and Andris Nelsons conducts Harbison's Koussevitzky Said, Rachmaninoff's The Bells, with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and a world premiere by Eriks Ešenvalds.

Hakan HardenbergerTrumpeter Håkan Hardenberger is the soloist in the American premiere of Brett Dean's Dramatis personae, and Andris Nelsons conducts Tchaikovsky's Hamlet and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

Leonidas KavakosLeonidas Kavakos is both the soloist and conductor in a program that includes Bartók's Two Portraits for violin and orchestra, Haydn's Symphony No. 82, The Bear, and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.


Andris NelsonsMusic Director Andris Nelsons conducts Brahms's Variations on a Theme by Haydn, the Symphony No. 90 by Haydn, and Richard Strauss's Don Quixote, with cellist Gautier Capuçon and violist Steven Ansell.


Lars VogtPianist Lars Vogt is the soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24, and Music Director Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony in the magisterial Symphony No. 7 by Anton Bruckner.


Tugan SokhievTugan Sokhiev conducts the BSO Le Corsaire Overture by Hector Berlioz, the Cello Concerto No. 1 by Camille Saint-Saëns, with soloist Johannes Moser, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's dazzling Scheherezade.

Asher FischConductor Asher Fisch leads the BSO in Avner Dorman's Astrolatry, Sergei Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2, with soloist Julian Rachlin, and the Symphony No. 1, the Spring symphony, by Robert Schumann.

Vladimir JurowskiConductor Vladimir Jurowski leads the BSO in three pieces by Anatol Liadov, the American premiere of Harrison Birtwistle's Responses: Of sweet disorder and the carefully careless, with pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, and Stravinsky's The Firebird.

Stephane DeneveStéphane Denève conducts Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite, Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1, with soloist James Ehnes, Milhaud's The Creation of the World, and Poulenc's Les Biches.


Julia FischerJulia Fischer is the soloist in the Violin Concerto by Johannes Brahms, and Charles Dutoit conducts Igor Stravinksy's Dumbarton Oaks and Claude Debussy's Images.


Charles DutoitCharles Dutoit leads the BSO and Tanglewood Festival Chorus and Voices Boston in Karol Szymanowski's rarely heard opera King Roger, with baritone Mariusz Kwiecien in the title role and soprano Olga Pasichnyk as Roxana.

Emanuel AxEmanuel Ax is the soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 14 and Richard Strauss's Burleske, and Christoph von Dohnányi conducts the Sextet from Strauss's Capriccio and Mozart's Symphony No. 35, the Haffner.


Christoph von DohnanyiConductor Christoph von Dohnányi leads the BSO in one of the most remarkable sets of music ever written for orchestra: Mozart's final three symphonies, include No. 39, No. 40, and No. 41, the Jupiter.


Andris NelsonsMusic Director Andris Nelsons conducts the world premiere of a BSO commission by Boston composer Michael Gandolfi, featuring organist Olivier Latry, and the Symphony No. 6 by Gustav Mahler.


Christian TetzlaffViolinist Christian Tetzlaff is the soloist in the Violin Concerto by Ludwig van Beethoven, and BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons leads the orchestra in the Symphony No. 10 by Dmitri Shostakovich.


Andris NelsonsAndris Nelsons conducts Gunther Schuller's Dreamscape (a BSO commission for the 75th anniversary of Tanglewood), Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27, with soloist Richard Goode, and Richard Strauss's Ein Heldenleben.

Jean-Yves ThibaudetConductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink leads the BSO in Ravel's Mother Goose and Piano Concerto in G, with soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Thomas Adès's Three Studies from Couperin, and Mozart's Symphony No. 36, the Linz.

Bernard HaitinkConductor Bernard Haitink and the BSO bring the season to a close with Schumann's Manfred Overture, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, with soloist Maria João Pires, and the Symphony No. 1 by Brahms.



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