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KDDI Special Andris Nelsons Conducts Boston Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 7:30PM - Boston Symphony Hall

Andris Nelsons will lead his first tour to Japan as Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducting the famed ensemble in a 4-city, 6-concert tour with performances in NTK Hall (Nagoya City Hall, 11/3), Osaka's Festival Hall (11/4), and Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall (11/5), as well as three concerts in Tokyo, presented by Suntory Hall (11/7, 8, and 9).  Returning to Japan is also a particularly momentous occasion for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which has toured the country eight times, including six highly acclaimed tours under BSO Music Director Laureate Seiji Ozawa (BSO Music Director 1973-2002). 

Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra are pleased to present Gil Shaham as soloist in Tchaikovsky's beloved violin concerto on a program with Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in Nagoya and Kawasaki on November 3 and 5, and with Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11, The Year 1905, in Osaka and Tokyo on November 4 and 7.

The BSO's second program in Tokyo on November 8 will open with a program spotlighting BSO principal players Elizabeth Rowe and Jessica Zhou in Mozart's Concerto for Flute and Harp and close with Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2; an open rehearsal of this program will take place earlier in the day. The final Tokyo concert on November 9 will be an orchestral showcase pairing Haydn's Symphony 103, Drumroll, with Mahler's Symphony No. 1. In addition, a masterclass with a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra will take place at Suntory Hall on Monday, November 6. Further details about the open rehearsal and master class will be announced at a later date. 

This Boston Symphony Orchestra's Japan Tour is being organized by SUNTORY HALL, Suntory Foundation for Arts, which has announced KDDI Corporation-one of Japan's major telecommunication companies-as the main sponsor. The Japan tour is entitled the "KDDI Special Andris Nelsons Conducts Boston Symphony Orchestra." The Japan Tour is also supported by the United States Embassy in Japan.

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