The fact is, the BSO’s 2019-20 season doesn’t risk enough and lacks a true spirit of adventure.
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Whom can we thank at the Boston Symphony Orchestra for choosing James Carter to be the featured saxophone soloist in March 23’s concert at Symphony Hall?
The BSO recently announced an extension to artistic partner Thomas Adès’s contract. It is lucky to have him. So are the rest of us.
Conducting Lumina, Andris Nelsons was entirely in his element, capably drawing out the music’s shimmering gestures — string flourishes, brass fanfares, woodwind filigrees, and the like – from a locked-in BSO.
Next summer promises to be a safe one, musically, at Tanglewood.
As good an interpreter of large-scale forms as he’s becoming, Andris Nelsons has always been a terrific conductor of new music.
Andris Nelsons presided over an interpretation of Mahler’s Symphony #2 that was both tightly controlled and emotionally cathartic.
There’s so much going on in the area that’s good that it’s a challenge to go wrong.
Nearly three decades after he left us, Bernstein’s music seems to be in good hands and anything but forgotten. And his larger musical influence strongly endures.
The BSO seems to have taken to heart complaints about its lack of programming diversity, devoting two full programs to underrepresented groups.