Now in his fourth season as music director, Andris Nelsons will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in three concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage over three consecutive evenings in April.

The concerts kick off with a celebration of the Leonard Bernstein centenary on Wednesday, April 11 at 8:00 p.m.with Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2, “The Age of Anxiety,” featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, the BSO’s 2017–2018 artist-in-residence. The work is paired with Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 4 in C Minor.

The following evening on Thursday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m. Nelsons leads the BSO and an accomplished operatic cast in Act II of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. Performed as an opera in concert, the cast is helmed by Jonas Kaufmann as Tristan—making his debut in the role with these performances—and Camilla Nylund as Isolde.

In the BSO’s final performance at Carnegie Hall this season, on Friday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m., BSO principal violist Steven Ansell and cellist Yo-Yo Ma are featured in Richard Strauss’s Don Quixote. The program also includes the New York premiere of a Jörg Widmann’s Partita: Five Reminiscences for Orchestra along with Mozart’s Symphony No. 23 in D Major. A pre-concert talk will be held at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Paul Berry, Adjunct Associate Professor of Music History at Yale University. 

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