Shostakovich's Second, with Nelsons and the BSO

Now available on demand, Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in Shostakovich's rarely heard Symphony No. 2, "To October."

Saturday, November 23, 2019
(encore broadcast December 2)
8:00 PM

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Daniel Lozakovich, violin
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
James Burton, conductor

Arturs MASKATS “My River runs to thee...” (Homage to Emily Dickinson) (world premiere; BSO co-commission)
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
Galina GRIGORJEVA On Leaving, for unaccompanied choir
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 2, To October

Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto is not available on demand.

Hear Part 1:

Hear Part 2:

Daniel Lozakovich talks with WCRB's Brian McCreath about Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, what's changed since his BSO debut at Tanglewood in 2017, and what he's looking forward to in the future:

Following the BSO's performances of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 12, "The Year 1917," Andris Nelsons previews the composer's Symphony No. 2, "To October":