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2017-18 BSO Podcasts & Program Notes!

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Artist PhotoAll-Mozart Program, February 22-27

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  • Video Podcast by Anthony Princiotti.
  • Brian Bell takes 60 seconds to introduce the All-Mozart program being performed on February 22-27, 2018.

Artist PhotoDebussy and Ravel featuring Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, February 15-17

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  • Video Podcast by Anthony Princiotti.
  • Brian Bell gives a quick introduction to the program of Debussy and Ravel being performed on Feb. 15-17, 2018.
  • Audio Concert Preview by written by Marc Mandel and Richard Dyer.
  • BSO Choral Director James Burton talks with Brian Bell about preparing the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for Ravel's Daphnis & Chloe, being performed on February 15-17, 2018.
  • Brian Bell gives a quick introduction to the program of Debussy and Ravel being performed on Feb. 15-17, 2018.

Artist PhotoJ.S. Bach, Schumann, Shepherd and Mendelssohn, February 8-10

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  • Composer Sean Shepard talks with Brian Bell about Express Abstractionism, music inspired by Calder, Richter, Kandinsky and Mondrian, receiving its world premiere on February 8-10, 2018.
  • Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 Video Podcast by Anthony Princiotti.
  • Brian Bell takes 60 seconds to introduce the program being performed on February 8-10. 2018.
  • Speaking with BSO Choral Director James Burton for the first time, Brian Bell asked about his new duties, as well as getting an introduction to Schumann's Nachtlied and Neujahrslied, which are being performed on the concerts of February 8-10, 2018.
  • Audio Concert Preview by Robert Kirzinger and Marc Mandel.

Artist PhotoShostakovich and Mozart, February 1-3

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  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 14 Video Podcast by Anthony Princiotti.
  • Brian Bell takes 60 seconds to introduce the program being performed on February 1-3. 2018.
  • Audio Concert Preview

Artist PhotoBeethoven, Ligeti, Adès and Stravinsky, January 25-27

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  • Brian Bell takes a couple of minutes to sample the program of January 25-27, 2018.
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 8 Video Podcast by Anthony Princiotti.
  • Audio Concert Preview

Artist PhotoMahler Symphony No. 3, January 18-20

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  • Video Podcast: Mahler Symphony NO. 3 by Anthony Princiotti.
  • Brian Bell provides an all-too-brief snippet of the Mahler Symphony No. 3, being performed on January 18-20, 2018. 
  • Andris Nelsons speaks with Brian Bell on the Mahler 3rd Symphony.
  • Audio Concert Preview by Robert Kirzinger.

Artist PhotoFrançois-Xavier Roth conducts Webern, Bartók and Stravinsky featuring pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, January 11-13

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  • Brian Bell takes just 2 minutes to sample the concert of Webern, Bartok and Stravinsky being performed on January 11-13, 2018.
  • Video Podcast: Stravinsky The Firebird by Anthony Princiotti.
  • François-Xavier Roth speaks with Brian Bell about the BSO program of Webern, Bartok and Stravinsky, being performed on January 11-13, 2018.
  • Audio Concert Preview by Robert Kirzinger.

Artist PhotoMéhul, Mozart and Beethoven, January 4-9

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  • Brian Bell unwraps the BSO program of Mehul, Mozart and Beethoven being performed on January 4-9, 2018.

Artist PhotoBermel, Prokofiev and Strauss, November 30 - December 2

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  • Brian Bell takes a couple of minutes to introduce the final BSO program for 2017.
  • Audio Concert Preview by Robert Kirzinger, Richard Dyer and Marc Mandel.
  • BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons speaks with Brian Bell about the Strauss Alpine Symphony, which is being performed November 30-December 2, 2017.
  • Composer Derek Bermel talks with Brian Bell about Elixir, being played by the BSO on November 30-December 2, 2017.

Artist PhotoAndris Nelsons conducts Beethoven and Bruckner, November 21-25

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  • Brian Bell takes a minute to preview the program of Beethoven and Bruckner, being performed on November 21-25, 2017.
  • Audio Concert Preview by Robert Kirzinger and Marc Mandel.
  • Video Podcast: Bruckner Symphony No. 4 by Anthony Princiotti.
  • BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons speaks with Brian Bell about the Bruckner 4th Symphony, which will be performed on November 21-25, 2017.
  • Pianist Rudolf Buchbinder speaks with Brian Bell about Beethoven and his First Piano Concerto, which will be performed November 21-25, 2017.

Artist PhotoAndris Nelsons conducts Beethoven and Mahler featuring pianist Martin Helmchen, November 16-18

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  • Audio Concert Preview by Richard Dyer and Robert Kirzinger.
  • Video Podcast: Mahler Symphony No. 1 by Anthony Princiotti.
  • Video Podcast Preview: Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3  by Anthony Princiotti.
  • Brian Bell spends a minute to introduce the revised program of Beethoven and Mahler being performed on November 16-18, 2017.
  • BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons speaks with Brian Bell about his conception of Gustav Mahler and his First Symphony, being performed on November 16-18, 2017.

Artist PhotoBERLIOZ The Damnation of Faust, October 26-28

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  1. Brian Bell takes a minute to introduce the Berlioz Damnation of Faust, being performed on October 26-28, 2017.
  2. Video Podcast: The Damnation of Faust by Anthony Princiotti.
  3. Audio Concert Preview by Marc Mandel.
  4. Guest Conductor Charles Dutoit speaks with Brian Bell about the BSO's great Berlioz tradition and the Damnation of Faust, being performed on October 26-28, 2017.

Artist PhotoBeethoven & Grieg, October 19-24

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  1. Brian Bell presents a 2 minute Snapshot of the BSO program for Oct. 19-24, 2017.
  2. Video Podcast: Grieg Incidental music to Peer Gynt by Anthony Princiotti.
  3. Audio Concert Preview by Robert Kirzinger.
  4. BSO Associate Conductor Ken-David Masur speaks with Brian Bell about the program of Grieg and Beethoven being performed on October 19-24, 2017.

Artist PhotoLigeti, Dvořák and Schumann, October 12-14

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  1. Audio Concert Preview by Marc Mandel and Richard Dyer.
  2. Brian Bell presents a 2 minute Snapshot of the BSO program for Oct. 12-14, 2017.
  3. Video Podcast: Schumann Symphony No. 1 by Anthony Princiotti.
  4. Gustavo Gimeno speaks with Brian Bell about this BSO program.

Artist PhotoSierra, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, October 5-7

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  1. Video Podcast: Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 by Anthony Princiotti.
  2. Brian Bell presents a 2 minute Snapshot of the BSO program for Oct. 5-7, 2017.
  3. BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons speaks with Brian Bell about the Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2.
  4. Audio Concert Preview written by Robert Kirzinger and Marc Mandel. 

Artist PhotoBeethoven and Shostakovich, September 28 - October 3

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  1. Brian Bell previews the program of Beethoven and Shostakovich, being performed on September 28 through October 3, 2017.
  2. Audio Concert Preview Written by Richard Dyer and Robert Kirzinger.
  3. Video Podcast: Shostakovich Symphony No. 11 by Anthony Princiotti.
  4. BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons speaks with Brian Bell about the Shostakovich 11th Symphony, being performed and recorded September 28-October 3, 2017.

Artist PhotoAndris Nelsons conducts Haydn and Mahler September 23 and 26

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  1. Brian Bell provides an introduction to the program of Haydn and Mahler, being performed on September 23 & 26, 2017.
  2. Audio Concert Preview Written by Robert Kirzinger.
  3. Video Podcast: Mahler Symphony No. 1 by Anthony Princiotti.
  4. September 23 & 26: Andris Nelsons speaks with Brian Bell

Artist PhotoOpening Night All-Bernstein Program
September 22

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  1. Brian Bell spends a couple of minutes to preview the BSO Opening Night All-Bernstein concert, September 22, 2017.
  2. Video Podcast: Bernstein's West Side Story by Anthony Princiotti.
  3. Audio Concert Preview written by Robert Kirzinger.
  4. Video: Interview with Elizabeth Rowe.