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October 3, 2021
Recent Recordings of the BSO
Andris Nelsons, Thomas Adés, Sakari Oramu, conductors

SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture
ADÈS Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: I. Allegramente
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2
John WILLIAMS Music for Brass
BUSONI Piano Concerto: IV. Tarantella
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1

October 10, 2021
Andris Nelsons and John Williams, conductors
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

BEETHOVEN Overture, The Consecration of the House
John WILLIAMS Violin Concerto No. 2
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra

October 17, 2021
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Christina and Michelle Naughton, pianos

STRAUSS ‘Love Scene’ from Feuersnot
STRAUSS Death and Transfiguration
MOZART Concerto in E-flat for two pianos, K.365

October 24, 2021
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, violin

STILL Threnody: In Memory of Jan Sibelius
STRAUSS Symphonic Fantasy on Die Frau ohne Schatten
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto

October 31, 2021
Andris Nelsons, conductor

Sofia GUBAIDULINA The Light of the End
RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 3

November 7, 2021
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Victor Wooten, electric bass

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Suite from the ballet Hiawatha
Victor WOOTEN La Lección Tres, for electric bass and orchestra
ELLINGTON Suite from The River

November 14, 2021
Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor
Beatrice Rana, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7

November 21, 2021
Ton Koopman, conductor
William R. Hudgins, clarinet

MOZART Clarinet Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2

November 28, 2021
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet

Jörg WIDMANN Towards Paradise (Labyrinth VI), for trumpet and orchestra
(American premiere; BSO co-commission)
MAHLER Symphony No. 1

December 5, 2021
ALL-BRAHMS PROGRAM
Andris Nelsons, conductor

Serenade No. 2
Symphony No. 1

December 12, 2021–January 9, 2022
Highlights from the 2021 Tanglewood Season


Programs TBA

January 16, 2022
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Hilary Hahn, violin

HK GRUBER Short Stories from the Vienna Woods
(world premiere; BSO co-commission)
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

January 23, 2022
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Mitsuko Uchida, piano

Julia ADOLPHE Makeshift Castle (world premiere; BSO co-commission)
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4

January 30, 2022
Elim Chan, conductor
Igor Levit, piano

BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2
Brian Raphael NABORS Pulse
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2, Little Russian

February 6, 2022
Thomas Adès, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

BERG Three Pieces for Orchestra
RAVEL Piano Concerto in D for the left hand
Thomas ADÈS Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
RAVEL La Valse

February 13, 2022
Jakub Hrůša, conductor
Kateřina Kněžíková, soprano
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Brandon Jovanovich, tenor
Adam Plachetka, bass
Paul Jacobs, organ
Tanglewood Festival Chorus, James Burton, conductor

DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 6
JANÁČEK Glagolitic Mass

February 20, 2022
Philippe Jordan, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

BORODIN Overture to Prince Igor
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3
PROKOFIEV Suite from Romeo and Juliet

February 27, 2022
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Martin Helmchen, piano

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K.453
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4, Romantic

March 6, 2022
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Baiba Skride, violin
Anu Komsi, soprano

Arvo PÄRT Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1
Kaija SAARIAHO Saarikoski Songs
(world premiere of orchestral version; BSO co-commission)
STRAVINSKY Suite from The Firebird (1919 version)

March 13, 2022
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Leonidas Kavakos, violin

IVES The Unanswered Question
Unsuk CHIN Violin Concerto No. 2, Scherben der Stille (Shards of Silence)
(American premiere; BSO co-commission)
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

March 20, 2022
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Cast includes:
Bo Skovhus, baritone (Wozzeck)
Christine Goerke, soprano (Marie)
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano (Margret)
Christopher Ventris, tenor (Drum Major)
Mauro Peter, tenor (Andres)
Franz Hawlata, bass (Doctor)

BERG Wozzeck

 March 27, 2022
Highlights from the 2021 Tanglewood Season
Program TBA

April 3, 2022
Highlights from the 2021 Tanglewood Season
Program TBA

April 10, 2022
Sir Antonio Pappano, conductor
Albina Shagimuratova, soprano
Ian Bostridge, tenor
Matthias Goerne, baritone
Tanglewood Festival Chorus and Boston Symphony Children’s Choir, James Burton, conductor
BRITTEN War Requiem

April 17, 2022
Anna Rakitina, conductor
Alexandre Kantorow, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 2
Ellen REID When the World as You’ve Known It Doesn’t Exist
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 7

April 24, 2022
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin

Bernard RANDS Symphonic Fantasy
(American premiere; BSO co-commission)
DEBUSSY La Mer
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto

May 1, 2022
ALL-STRAUSS PROGRAM
Andris Nelsons, conductor

Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
Symphonic Fantasy on Die Frau ohne Schatten
Symphonia domestica

May 8, 2022
ALL-STRAUSS PROGRAM
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Marlis Petersen, soprano

‘Dance of the Seven Veils’ and Final Scene from Salome
An Alpine Symphony