Dmitri Shostakovich

Takács Quartet
Amanda Tipton

On WCRB In Concert with the Celebrity Series of Boston, the Hungarian-founded, U.S.-based ensemble plays chamber works by three distinct masters of the genre, from the elegance of Mozart to the drama of Shostakovich.

Rudolf Buchbinder
Marco Borggreve

Saturday, March 29, 2019 (encore Monday, April 8)
8:00 PM

In an encore broadcast from the Boston Symphony Orchestra's 2018 summer season, Rudolf Buchbinder is the guest soloist in Brahms's mighty Piano Concerto No. 1, and Andris Nelsons continues the orchestra's dive into Shostakovich's symphonic catalog with his Symphony No. 5.

Andris Nelsons
Marco Borggreve

Saturday, November 10, 2018 (encore Monday, November 19)
8:00 PM

In 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

Andris Nelsons previews the program with WCRB's Brian McCreath:

Andris Nelsons
Marco Borggreve / BSO

Saturday, September 22, 2018
8:00 PM

Encore broadcast from SaturdayFebruary 25, 2017

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Baiba Skride, violin
Harriet Krijgh, cello
Elsbeth Moser, bayan 

GUBAIDULINA Triple Concerto for violin, cello, and bayan (world premiere; BSO co-commission)
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 7, Leningrad

Andris Nelsons
Marco Borggreve / BSO

Friday, August 17, 2018
8:00 PM

Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the defiant and subversive Symphony No. 4 by Shostakovich, and Yefim Bronfman is the guest soloist in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4.

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 4

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