Sundays with the BSO

NEPM | Sundays, 1- 3 p.m.

NEPM brings you performances from Symphony Hall every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 88.5 FM. See more classical music on NEPM.

Sunday, May 2
(recorded on January 7, 2017)
Ken-David Masur, conductor
Cynthia Meyers, piccolo
William R. Hudgins and Michael Wayne, clarinets
Thomas Rolfs, trumpet
Toby Oft, trombone
James Sommerville, Michael Winter,
Rachel Childers, and Jason Snider, horns
VIVALDI Piccolo Concerto in C, RV 433
KROMMER Concerto No. 2 for two clarinets and orchestra, Op. 91
JOLIVET Concertino for trumpet, piano, and strings
ROTA Trombone Concerto
SCHUMANN Concert Piece for four horns and orchestra

Sunday, May 9
(recorded on March 18, 2017)
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus
HAYDN Symphony No. 60, Il distratto
DEBUSSY Nocturnes
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

Sunday, May 16
(recorded on September 23, 2017)
Andris Nelsons, conductor
HAYDN Symphony No. 103, Drumroll
MAHLER Symphony No. 1

Sunday, May 23
(recorded on February 24, 2018)
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Symphony No. 34
Symphony No. 36, Linz
Symphony No. 41, Jupiter

Sunday, May 30
(recorded on November 8 and 15, 2016)
Andris Nelsons, conductor
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1
BRAHMS Symphony No. 3  
Sunday, June 6
(recorded on October 10, 2017)
Gustavo Gimeno, conductor
Hilary Hahn, violin
LIGETI Concert Românesc
DVOŘÁK Violin Concerto SCHUMANN Symphony No. 1, Spring

Sunday, June 13
(recorded on February 17, 2018)
Jacques Lacombe, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Tanglewood Festival Chorus, James Burton, conductor
DEBUSSY (orch. RAVEL) Sarabande et Danse
RAVEL Piano Concerto for the left hand  
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé (complete)

Sunday, June 20
(recorded on January 20, 2018)
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, James Burton, conductor
Children's Chorus
MAHLER Symphony No. 3
Sunday, June 27
(recorded on December 2, 2017)
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Leonidas Kavakos, violin
Derek BERMEL Elixir
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2
STRAUSS An Alpine Symphony  

Sunday, July 4
(recorded on February 19, 2019)
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, violin
SZYMANOWSKI Violin Concerto No. 1
COPLAND Symphony No. 3 
Sunday, August 22
(recorded on February 2, 2019)
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Julian Rachlin, violin
HAYDN Symphony No. 44, Trauer
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
JANÁČEK Suite from The Cunning Little Vixen
JANÁČEK Sinfonietta
Sunday, August 29

(recorded on January 12, 2019)
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
Alessio Bax, piano
John HARBISON Symphony No. 2
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K.491


January 3, 2021
(recorded on Jan. 30, 2016)
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Amanda Forsythe, soprano
Abigail Fischer, mezzo-soprano
Women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus
WEBER Overture to Oberon
HENZE Symphony No. 8
MENDELSSOHN Incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream

January 10, 2021
(recorded on Feb. 6, 2016)
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Barbara Hannigan, soprano
SHOSTAKOVICH Suite from the incidental music to Hamlet
ABRAHAMSEN let me tell you, for soprano and orchestra
PROKOFIEV Suite from Romeo and Juliet

January 17, 2021
(recorded on Feb. 13, 2016)
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Robert Sheena, English horn
DVOŘÁK Othello Overture
TSONTAKIS Sonnets, Concerto for English horn and orchestra (world premiere; BSO commission)
TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet

January 24, 2021
(recorded on Feb. 20, 2016)
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Alina Ibragimova, violin
HAYDN Symphony No. 26, Lamentatione
HARTMANN Concerto funèbre, for violin and strings
HAYDN Violin Concerto No. 1
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2

January 31, 2021
(recorded on Mar. 12, 2016)
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

February 7, 2021
(recorded on Mar. 19, 2016)
Stéphane Denève, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin
HIGDON Blue Cathedral
WILLIAMS Violin Concerto
SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, Organ

February 14, 2021
(recorded on Mar. 26, 2016)
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Nikolai Lugansky, piano
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
KANCHELI Dixi, for chorus and orchestra (American premiere)
RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

February 21, 2021
(recorded on Apr. 2, 2016)
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Murray Perahia, piano
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4
MAHLER Symphony No. 1

February 28, 2021
(recorded on Apr. 9, 2016)
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Malcolm Lowe, violin
Steven Ansell, viola
MOZART Sinfonia concertante in E-flat for violin and viola, K.364
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 3 (1889 version)

March 7, 2021
(recorded on Apr. 16, 2016)
Andris Nelsons, conductor
MAHLER Symphony No. 9

March 14, 2021
(recorded on Apr. 23, 2016)
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Kristine Opolais, soprano
RACHMANINOFF Zdes’ khorosho (How fair this place), Op. 21, No. 7
TCHAIKOVSKY Letter Scene from Eugene Onegin
RAVEL La Valse

March 21, 2021
(recorded on Oct. 8, 2016)
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano
Camilla Tilling, soprano
Thomas Hampson, baritone
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Jörg WIDMANN Trauermarsch, for piano and orchestra
BRAHMS A German Requiem

March 28
(recorded on Oct. 15, 2016)
Jakub Hrůša, conductor*
Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin
SMETANA Šárka, from Ma Vlást
BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 2
MUSSORGSKY Night on Bald Mountain
JANÁČEK Taras Bulba, Rhapsody for Orchestra

April 4, 2021
(recorded on Nov. 5, 2016)
Thomas Adès, conductor
Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano
Mark Stone, baritone
BRITTEN Sinfonia da Requiem
Thomas ADÈS Totentanz, for mezzo-soprano, baritone, and orchestra

April 11, 2021
(recorded on Nov. 12, 2016)
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Hélène Grimaud, piano
Eric NATHAN the space of a door (world premiere; BSO commission)
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

April 18, 2021
(recorded on Nov. 19, 2016)
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Hélène Grimaud, piano
Timo ANDRES Everything Happens So Much (world premiere; BSO commission)
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

April 25, 2021
(recorded on Nov. 26, 2016)
Moritz Gnann, conductor
Menahem Pressler, piano
MENDELSSOHN Overture, The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, K.595
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, From the New World