The Wondrous Magic of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker"
Saturday, December 14, 2019
In an encore broadcast showcasing one of the centerpieces of Russian orchestral grace, Andris Nelsons conducts the BSO in Act II of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," plus the American premiere of a work by Latvian composer Andris Dzenītis.
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Andris DZENĪTIS Māra (American premiere; BSO co-commission)
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker, Act II
Encore broadcast from November 10, 2018
Andris Nelsons previews the program with WCRB's Brian McCreath:
Andris Dzenītis describes the inspirations behind Māra, including the symbols seen below: