World premiere and concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons returns to Symphony Hall, January 26–February 12, to lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in three wide-ranging programs, including a “Casual Friday” concert with reduced pricing, shorter programs, “conductor cam” seating, and opportunities to socialize with musicians post-concert.
Highlights of Nelsons’ upcoming programs include a concert presentation of excerpts from Wagner’s Tannhäuser, with a cast led by tenor Klaus Florian Vogt (Feb. 2 & 4); world premieres by Steven Mackey (Jan. 26 & 28) and Carlos Simon (Feb. 9-12); and guest appearances by violinist Baiba Skride (Jan. 26-28) and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason (Feb. 9-12).
Additionally, he leads the world premiere of American composer/guitarist Steven Mackey’s Concerto for Curved Space, a BSO co-commission (Thursday and Saturday concerts only). Mackey’s style embraces influences ranging from Beethoven to modern rock. For composer notes about his new work, click here. Fellow Latvian and a frequent collaborator with Mr. Nelsons, Baiba Skride performs Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 2, written in 1967 for the great Ukrainian violinist David Oistrakh. Closing this program is Brahms’ majestic Fourth Symphony.
For more information about Andris Nelsons’ upcoming concerts, please visit the Boston Symphony Orchestra.