Next summer promises to be a safe one, musically, at Tanglewood.
Boston Symphony Orchestra
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.
This symphony is the finest synthesis of Leonard Bernstein’s considerable theatrical instincts within a concert framework, idiosyncratic and singular.
This weekend’s concert fires on all cylinders. Don’t miss it.
Despite Shostakovich’s often-dissonant approach, the Fourteenth has always been highly-regarded if infrequently-played.
The BSO’s performance of the Alpine Symphony had purpose and direction.