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The BSO and The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Celebrate Their Partnership

It's been thirty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the divide between East and West Germany. The anniversary was marked this week at Symphony Hall, where a German orchestra conducted by the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Andris Nelsons performed two shows commemorating the "Peaceful Revolution” leading up to that event. The shows were part of the second “Leipzig Week” in Boston, named after the town in Germany that houses the acclaimed 275-year-old Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. The two orchestras kicked off a partnership last year, which includes musician exchanges, shared performances, and the touring of both orchestras in their respective home countries – all under the guidance of Andris Nelsons, the music director for both groups. Jim Braude was joined by Andris Nelsons, music director of the BSO and of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.

5 Fast Facts- Episode 49 Andris Nelsons

For the Boston Symphony Orchetra's very FINAL episode of 5 Fast Facts, they talk to music director Andris Nelsons!

Andris Nelsons Talks about the BSO Winter Season

Andris Nelsons discusses some of the upcoming programs he is looking forward to conducting with the BSO.

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 / Nelsons · Berliner Philharmoniker

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2 / Andris Nelsons, conductor · Berliner Philharmoniker / Recorded at the Berlin Philharmonie, 15 December 2018

BBC Music Magazine Orchestral Choice: December 2018

Berg/Mendelssohn/Schleiermacher DVD
Baiba Skride (violin); Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/Andris Nelsons

Andris Nelsons talks BSO 2018-19

Maestro Andris Nelsons discusses some of the highlights of the upcoming season, beginning October 11!

This Season, Bring a Friend!

Andris Nelsons invites you to bring a friend to the Symphony this season!

HAYDN Symphony 97 / Andris Nelsons with the TMCO

Andris Nelsons conducts the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in a performance of Haydn's Symphony No. 97 on August 13, 2018.

Shostakovich Symphonies Nos.4 & 11 (Trailer)

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and its Music Director Andris Nelsons continue the widely acclaimed, Grammy winning Shostakovich Symphony cycle with with two compelling works written in turbulent times – the “lost” Fourth Symphony and the dramatic Eleventh Symphony.

Andris Nelsons on conducting Wagner’s Lohengrin (The Royal Opera)

Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons discusses the magic of bringing together conductor, singers and chorus to perform a brilliant piece of music.

Andris Nelsons – Bruckner – Symphony No. 4 (Trailer)

New Gewandhauskapellmeister Andris Nelsons presents with the Gewandhausorchester a groundbreaking Bruckner symphony cycle on Deutsche Grammophon. Hear Nelsons introduce Bruckner's Fourth Symphony, also known as his “Romantic” Symphony.

Andris Nelsons – Leipzigs 21. Gewandhauskapellmeister

Wir begrüßen einen Meister seines Fachs in unseren Reihen und sagen: Herzlich willkommen, Andris Nelsons!

Andris Nelsons about Bruckner and An Amazing Orchestra

Andris Nelsons brings youthful energy, fluidity and rhythmic impulse, while still leaving room for Bruckner’s music’s monumental sound blocks which gives these works a new flavor. Nelsons regards the Symphony No. 3 as the symphony in which Bruckner truly established his own language: “Its premiere in Vienna was a disaster, and Bruckner suffered a lot because of it. Yet in many ways he was ahead of his time and much misunderstood.”

Film Night 2017 with Andris Nelsons trumpet solo

Last weekend, after having conducted the first half of the evening’s repertoire, Andris performed a trumpet solo with the BSO at John Williams’ Film Night – “Malice Toward None” from the film “Lincoln”. Conductor was John Williams (who also composed the score).

Andris Nelsons about Bruckner as an architect of music

Andris Nelsons brings youthful energy, fluidity and rhythmic impulse, while still leaving room for Bruckner’s music’s monumental sound blocks which gives these works a new flavor. Nelsons regards the Symphony No. 3 as the symphony in which Bruckner truly established his own language: “Its premiere in Vienna was a disaster, and Bruckner suffered a lot because of it. Yet in many ways he was ahead of his time and much misunderstood.”

Andris Nelsons – Bruckner Symphony No. 3

“Its premiere in Vienna was a disaster, and Bruckner suffered a lot because of it. Yet in many ways he was ahead of his time and much misunderstood.” -Andris Nelsons

Shostakovich – Under Stalin’s Shadow (Trailer)

Andris Nelsons & Boston Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5

The Gewandhausorchester – season announcement

The Gewandhausorchester is the oldest civic symphony orchestra in the world. The enterprise was founded in 1743 by a group of 16 musical philanthropists - representatives of the nobility as well as regular citizens - forming a concert society by the name of Das Große Concert. On taking residence in the trading house of the city's textile merchants (the "Gewandhaus") in 1781, the ensemble assumed the name "Gewandhausorchester".

Andris Nelsons | Musicians at Google

Andris Nelsons, music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, visited Google's office in Cambridge, MA to discuss the art and craft of conducting with the BSO's managing director, Mark Volpe.

First Time Ever: Joint Interview With Andris Nelsons & Keith Lockhart

WGBH News

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, ‚Choral‘ – BBC Proms 2015

With the CBSO Chorus and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andris Nelsons.

Boston Symphony Orchestra: Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 (Excerpt)

Music Director and Conductor Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a powerful excerpted performance of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 (Allegro) at Carnegie Hall.

Andris Nelsons Debuts as Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director

Andris Nelsons marks the start of a new era in the 134-year history of the Boston Symphony Orchestra as he debuts as the orchestra's new music director.

Abrahamsen: „Let me tell you“

Barbara Hannigan, soprano · Andris Nelsons, conductor · Berliner Philharmoniker

Wagner: „Tannhäuser“ Overture

Andris Nelsons and the Berliner Philharmoniker

Andris Nelsons leads first BSO rehearsal

The maestro, wearing a black golf shirt and a boyish smile, walked onto the Symphony Hall stage Tuesday morning, spoke briefly of his excitement about arriving in Boston, and said "Let's start with Brahms."

Andris Nelsons – The emotional challenge of Elektra (The Royal Opera)

Andris Nelsons talks about how he manages to balance atmosphere and technique when conducting Strauss's gruelling opera Elektra.

CBSO – Britten’s War Requiem: 50th Anniversary Performance (recorded by Unitel Classica)

On Wednesday 30 May 2012, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra performed Benjamin Britten's iconic War Requiem in Coventry Cathedral, on the 50th anniversary of its premiere.

Berg: Violin Concerto / Skride · Nelsons· Berliner Philharmoniker

Recorded LIVE at the Berlin Philharmonie