The Wondrous Magic of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker"

Saturday, December 14, 2019
8:00 PM

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)
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