November 21-25, Beethoven and Bruckner

[Rudolf Buchbinder]

Andris Nelsons conducts Beethoven and Bruckner, November 21-25
BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons returns to Symphony Hall for three concerts.


TICKETS: November 21, 8PM

TICKETS: November 24, 1:30PM

TICKETS: November 25, 8PM

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  1. Brian Bell takes a minute to preview the program of Beethoven and Bruckner, being performed on November 21-25, 2017.
  2. Audio Concert Preview by Robert Kirzinger and Marc Mandel.
  3. Video Podcast: Bruckner Symphony No. 4 by Anthony Princiotti.

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4, Romantic

BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons returns to Symphony Hall for three concerts Tuesday, November 21- Saturday, November 25, in continuation of his survey of the complete symphonies of Bruckner with the orchestra. Having previously performed the composer's Third, Sixth, and Seventh symphonies together, Maestro Nelsons and the BSO take on the Symphony No. 4, Romantic, in these concerts. Marked by the soaring grandeur and long-breathed melodies so characteristic of Bruckner, the Fourth is one of the composer's most direct and approachable works. To open the program, Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, a frequent collaborator with Mr. Nelsons, joins the orchestra for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1.