LIVE: Boston Symphony Orchestra @ Tanglewood, 8/28/16 [Berkshire on Stage]

August 29th, 2016, 1:00 pm by Greg

By Larry Murray

At 2:30pm on Sunday (August 28), Music Director Andris Nelsons led the Boston Symphony Orchestra in its final concert of the 2016 Tanglewood season, featuring the orchestra’s traditional season-closing performance of Beethoven’s overwhelming and uplifting Symphony No. 9, a work that never fails to inspire awe at the power of music. This was Maestro Nelsons’ first time leading the BSO in Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” Symphony.

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At the start of the Boston Symphony season-ending performance, BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons announced to the audience some details about his commitment to the 2017 Tanglewood season; he will spend four weeks and conduct 10 concerts, his longest commitment to Tanglewood since becoming BSO Music Director in 2014.

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