Andris Nelsons to lead half of Boston’s concertsmain
The music director will be in charge of 14 out of 26 BSO subscription concerts next season, it was announced tonight.
Andris Nelsons will mark his fifth season as BSO Music Director with programming that spans a wide spectrum of musical styles, offering audiences singular interpretations of works from the orchestral canon, alongside music by fascinating figures of the 20 th and 21 st centuries, unique and innovative projects, and an extraordinary lineup of guest artists, including beloved favorites and talented newcomers bringing their own singular insights, inspirations, and discoveries to their performances with the orchestra. The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 138 th season will see Andris Nelsons leading fourteen of the year’s twenty-six subscription programs, including a world premiere by Sebastian Currier, US premieres by Latvian composer Andris Dzenītis and English composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, a new chapter of the Boston Symphony/Gewandhaus Orchestra Alliance, highlighted by a performance of Bach’s complete Christmas Oratorio, a concert-opera presentation of Puccini’s Suor Angelica, a continuation of the Grammy Award-winning Shostakovich recording and performance cycle with Symphonies Nos. 1 and 15, a rare performance of Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, orchestral works by Haydn, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Bruckner, Mahler, Stravinsky, and Copland, and compelling collaborations with such highly acclaimed musicians as Bernarda Fink, Renée Fleming, Håkan Hardenberger, Erin Morley, Kristine Opolais, Daniil Trifonov, Violeta Urmana, and Yuja Wang.