Open conducting workshop with Andris Nelsons



Tanglewood (297 West St., Lenox, MA 01240)

Andris Nelsons, music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will lead an open conducting workshop with the Tanglewood Learning Institute. Open Workshops pull back the curtain on the learning process, inviting the audience to a behind-the-scenes look at how young artists develop their skills under the guidance of acknowledged musicians.

Listeners can choose from a variety of open workshops, where they will see distinguished artists coaching the exceptional Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center (TMC).

The 15th music director in the orchestra’s history, Andris Nelsons made his BSO debut at Carnegie Hall in March 2011, his Tanglewood debut in July 2012, and his BSO subscription series debut in January 2013. He has led the orchestra on three European tours and one of Japan; a scheduled February 2020 tour to East Asia was canceled due to the COVID-19 emergency.

In the pandemic-affected 2020-2021 BSO season, Mr. Nelsons led the BSO in six of the fifteen concerts streamed as part of the orchestra’s BSO NOW virtual season recorded in Symphony Hall. The diverse repertoire ranged from Beethoven symphonies and music of Schumann and Brahms to several recent works by leading young American composers.

His BSO repertoire in the 2021-2022 season ranges from favorites by Rachmaninoff and Sibelius to world and American premieres of BSO-commissioned works by HK Gruber, Julia Adolphe, Jörg Widmann, Unsuk Chin, and Kaija Saariaho. This season also marks the culmination of Mr. Nelsons’ multi-season joint project with the BSO and GHO to perform and record major works of Richard Strauss, to be released by Deutsche Grammophon.

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