The Wondrous Magic of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker"

Saturday at 8pm 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.

Saturday, December 14, 2019
8:00 PM

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:

Credit Boston Symphony Orchestra