Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons Inaugural Concert

Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons Inaugural Concert

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 9:00pm

Pictured: Kristine Opolais and Andris Nelsons

Credit: Courtesy of Chris Lee

Last September’s gala event celebrating the start of Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons’ tenure with the orchestra features two of the conductor’s close colleagues: his wife, the acclaimed Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais, and the outstanding German tenor Jonas Kaufmann, each singing selections from the Wagnerian and Italian verismo repertoires. The concert opens fittingly with Wagner’s Tannhäuser Overture—the work that first inspired a five-year-old Nelsons to a life in music—and closes with Respighi’s spectacular orchestral showcase, Pines of Rome. The Great Performances special, Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons Inaugural Concert, airs on WXXI-TV on Friday, May 29, 2015, at 9 p.m.

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