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The Boston Symphony Orchestra's 2016-17 Season

Lang Lang
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Lang Lang


Saturday, September 24, and Monday, October 3

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Lang Lang, piano

Shostakovich - Festive Overture
Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 3
Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition


Saturday, October 1 at 7pm, and Monday, October 10

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Renée Fleming, soprano (Marschallin)
Erin Morley, soprano (Sophie)
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano (Octavian)
Franz Hawlata, bass (Baron Ochs)
Alan Opie, baritone (Faninal)
Irmgard Vilsmaier, soprano (Marianne)
Michelle Trainor, soprano (Milliner)
Jane Henschel, mezzo-soprano (Annina)
Graham Clark, tenor (Valzacchi)
Stephen Costello, tenor* (Italian Singer)
David Cangelosi, tenor (Marschallin’s Majordomo)
Neal Ferreira, tenor (Animal Seller)
John McVeigh, tenor (Landlord)
David Kravitz baritone (Notary)
David Cushing, bass (Police Officer)
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Children’s Chorus

Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier

Please note the early broadcast time for this performance


Saturday, October 8, and Monday, October 17

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano
Camilla Tilling, soprano
Thomas Hampson, baritone
Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Widmann - Trauermarsch, for piano and orchestra
Brahms - A German Requiem


Saturday, October 15, and Monday, October 24

Jakub Hruša, conductor
Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin

Smetana - Šárka, from Ma Vlást
Bartók - Violin Concerto No. 2
Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain
Janácek - Taras Bulba, Rhapsody for Orchestra



Saturday, October 22, and Monday, October 31

Charles Dutoit, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Walton - Portsmouth Point Overture
Elgar - Cello Concerto
Holst - The Planets


Saturday, October 29, and Monday, November 7

Charles Dutoit, conductor
Ildikó Komlósi, mezzo-soprano (Judith)
Matthias Goerne, baritone (Bluebeard)

Mozart - Symphony No. 39
Bartók - Bluebeard's Castle


Saturday, November 5, and Monday, November 14

Thomas Adès, conductor
Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano
Mark Stone, baritone

Britten - Sinfonia da Requiem
Sibelius - Tapiola
Adès - Totentanz


Saturday, November 12, and Monday, November 21

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Hélène Grimaud, piano

Nathan - New Work (world premiere; BSO commission)
Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1
Brahms - Symphony No. 2

Mat Hennek

Saturday, November 19, and Monday, November 28

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Hélène Grimaud, piano

Andres - New Work (world premiere; BSO commission)
Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2
Brahms - Symphony No. 4

Menahem Pressler
courtesy of the artist
Menahem Pressler

Saturday, November 26, and Monday, December 5

Moritz Gnann, conductor
Menahem Pressler, piano

Mendelssohn - Overture, The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave)
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 27
Dvorák - Symphony No. 9, From the New World


Saturday, January 7, and Monday, January 16

Ken-David Masur, conductor
Cynthia Meyers, piccolo
William R. Hudgins and Michael Wayne, clarinets
Thomas Rolfs, trumpet
Toby Oft, trombone
James Sommerville, Michael Winter, Rachel Childers, and Jason Snider, horns

Vivaldi - Piccolo Concerto in C, RV 433
Krommer - Concerto No. 2 for two clarinets and orchestra, Op. 91
Jolivet - Concertino for trumpet, piano, and strings
Rota - Trombone Concerto
Schumann - Concert Piece for four horns and orchestra


Saturday, January 14, and Monday, January 23

Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Cameron Carpenter, organ

Barber - Toccata Festiva
Riley - At the Royal Majestic
Elgar - Enigma Variations


Saturday, January 21, and Monday, January 30

Juanjo Mena, conductor
Gidon Kremer, violin

Prokofiev - Symphony No. 1, Classical
Weinberg - Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4


Saturday, January 28, and Monday, February 6

Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor
Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, piano

Anderson - New Work (American premiere; BSO co-commission)
Schumann - Piano Concerto
Schubert - Symphony in C, The Great

Andris Nelsons
Marco Borggreve
Andris Nelsons

Saturday, February 4, and Monday, February 13

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Malin Christensson, soprano
Christine Rice, mezzo-soprano
Benjamin Bruns, tenor
Hanno Müller-Brachmann, bass-baritone
Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Bach - Mass in B minor

Chris Lee/BSO

Saturday, February 11, and Monday, February 20

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Bejun Mehta, countertenor
Lorelei Ensemble

Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin
Benjamin - Dream of the Song
Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique

Henry Fair

Saturday, February 18, and Monday, February 27

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Schuller - Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 22
Beethoven - Symphony No. 3, Eroica

Marco Borggreve

Saturday, February 25, and Monday, March 6

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

Gubaidulina - Triple Concerto for violin, cello, and bayan (American premiere; BSO co-commission)
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 7, Leningrad


Saturday, March 11, and Monday, March 20

Sakari Oramo, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano
Men of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Sibelius - Symphony No. 3
Busoni - Piano Concerto


Saturday, March 18, and Monday, March 27

Bernard Haitink, conductor
Women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Haydn - Symphony No. 60, Il distratto
Debussy - Nocturnes
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7


Saturday, March 25, and Monday, April 3

François-Xavier Roth, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Berlioz - Le Corsaire Overture
Pintscher - Cello Concerto (world premiere; BSO co-commission)
Beethoven - Symphony No. 6, Pastoral


Saturday, April 1, and Monday, April 10

Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Renaud Capuçon, violin

Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture
Lalo - Symphonie espagnole
Dutilleux - Symphony No. 2, Le Double
Roussel - Bacchus et Ariane, Suite No. 2

Andris Nelsons, Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Dominick Reuter

Saturday, April 15, and Monday, April 24

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Mitsuko Uchida, piano

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20
Bruckner - Symphony No. 6


Saturday, April 22, and Monday, May 1

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Radu Lupu, piano
Lucy Crowe, soprano
Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano
Ben Johnson, tenor
Morris Robinson, bass
Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20
Mozart - Requiem


Saturday, April 29, and Monday, May 8

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto
Takemitsu - Nostalghia (In Memory of Andrei Tarkovskij)
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 6

Kristine Opolais
Marco Borggreve

Saturday, May 6, and Monday, May 15

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Kristine Opolais, soprano

Shostakovich - Suite from incidental music to King Lear
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 4
Mahler - Symphony No. 4