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