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Thursday, May 16, 2013

White Smoke over the Back Bay: It's Nelsons

Finalmente!

Andris Nelsons has been appointed Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. For the 2013-14 season, he has the title Music Director Designate. After that, he's the MD.

The photos in the press release include one of Nelsons with his wife, soprano Kristine Opolais. Presumably this appointment means she will be more available to companies in the US, although of course she presumably also has a schedule going out five years or so.

I've read a lot about Nelsons in the last few years, but haven't heard a note of his work. Anyone?

Update: Joshua Kosman has heard Nelsons, with the BSO, no less, in Mahler, and wound up scratching his head.

4 comments:

Paul Pelkonen said...

I've seen him conduct twice. Links to reviews of Nelsons with the NY Phil:

http://super-conductor.blogspot.com/2011/02/concert-review-rebels-with-cause.html


and more recently

http://super-conductor.blogspot.com/2013/02/concert-review-double-reed-gonzo.html

Lisa Hirsch said...

Thanks, Paul!

Brian McCreath said...

Here are links to hear two of the concerts he's conducted with the BSO:

http://www.wgbh.org/programs/The-Boston-Symphony-Orchestra-in-Concert-1641/episodes/Conductor-Andris-Nelsons-and-Violinist-Baiba-Skride-43649

http://www.wgbh.org/programs/The-Boston-Symphony-Orchestra-in-Concert-1641/episodes/Nelsons-Conducts-Stravinsky-and-Brahms-38927

Enjoy!

Lisa Hirsch said...

Thanks, Brian!

The BSO web site has a couple of links as well.