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2017-18 BSO Podcasts & Program Notes!

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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.

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.

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.