Dont Miss The Boston Symphony Orchestra in Shanghai Next Month!

Next month, Andris Nelsons and The Boston Symphony Orchestra will perform live right here in Shanghai. Dont miss this must-see musical event at Shanghai Oriental Art Center on February 15-16.

Music Director & Conductor: Andris Nelsons 

The 2018-19 season is Andris Nelsons fifth as the Boston Symphony Orchestras Ray and Maria Stata Music Director. Named Musical Americas 2018 Artist of the Year, Nelsons led the BSO in fourteen wide-ranging subscription programs in 2018-19 at Symphony Hall in Boston, repeating two of them at New Yorks Carnegie Hall. In summer 2015, following his first season as music director, Nelsons contract with the BSO was extended through the 2021-22 season. He and the BSO have made three European tours together, in 2015, 2016, and 2018. In November 2017, he and the orchestra toured Japan together for the first time. In February 2018, Maestro Nelsons became Gewandhauskapellmeister of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, in which capacity he brings the BSO and Gewandhaus Orchestra together for a unique multi-dimensional alliance.


The fifteenth music director in the history of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Nelsons made his BSO debut at Carnegie Hall in March 2011, his Tanglewood debut in July 2012 and his BSO subscription series debut in January 2013. His recordings with the BSO, all made live in concert at Symphony Hall, include the complete Brahms symphonies on BSO Classics; Grammy-winning recordings on Deutsche Grammophon of Shostakovichs symphonies; and a recent two-disc set pairing Shostakovichs symphonies 6 and 7. Under an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon, Nelsons is also recording the complete Bruckner symphonies with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and the complete Beethoven symphonies with the Vienna Philharmonic.


The 2018-19 season marked Maestro Nelsons final season as artist-in-residence at the Konzerthaus Dortmund and first season as artist-in-residence at Hamburgs Elbphilharmonie. In addition, he continues his regular collaborations with the Vienna Philharmonic and Berlin Philharmonic. Throughout his career, he has also established regular collaborations with Amsterdams Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Philharmonia Orchestra, and has been a regular guest at the Bayreuth Festival and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.


Born in Riga in 1978 into a family of musicians, Andris Nelsons began his career as a trumpeter in the Latvian National Opera Orchestra before studying conducting. He was music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra from 2008 to 2015, principal conductor of the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie in Herford, Germany, from 2006 to 2009, and music director of Latvian National Opera from 2003 to 2007.


Piano: Yefim Bronfman 

Internationally recognized as one of todays most acclaimed and admired pianists, Yefim Bronfman stands among a handful of artists regularly sought by festivals, orchestras, conductors and recital series. His commanding technique, power and exceptional lyrical gifts are consistently acknowledged by the press and audiences alike.

In celebration of the 80th birthday of Maestro Temirkanov, Bronfmans 2018-19 season began with a European tour kicking off at St. Petersburg Philharmonic. This was followed by a Scandinavian tour with The Royal Concertgebouw with orchestral concerts in Europe during the season, including Paris (Orchestre National de France), London (LPO), Cologne (WDR), Rome (Santa Cecilia), Berlin (Philharmonic) and Vienna Philharmonic on tour. In the US, he toured with orchestras in Cleveland, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, St. Louis, Cincinnati, San Francisco and Dallas, and performed at recitals in New York (Carnegie Hall), Berkeley, Stanford, Aspen, Madrid, Geneva, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich, Berlin, Naples and Rome. 

He has also given numerous solo recitals in the leading halls of North America, Europe and Asia, including acclaimed debuts at Carnegie Hall in 1989 and Avery Fisher Hall in 1993. In 1991, he gave a series of joint recitals with Isaac Stern in Russia, marking Bronfmans first public performances there since his emigration to Israel at the age of 15. That same year, he was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize, one of the highest honors given to American instrumentalists. In 2010, he was honored as the recipient of the Jean Gimbel Lane prize in piano performance from Northwestern University. 

Born in Tashkent in the Soviet Union, Bronfman immigrated to Israel with his family in 1973, where he studied with pianist Arie Vardi, head of the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University. In the United States, he studied at The Juilliard School, Marlboro School of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music, under Rudolf Firkusny, Leon Fleisher and Rudolf Serkin. He is a 2015 recipient of an honorary doctorate from the Manhattan School of Music.


Boston Symphony Orchestra

Now in its 138th season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra gave its inaugural concert on October 22, 1881 under Georg Henschel, who remained as conductor until 1884. The orchestras home venue, Symphony Hall, one of the worlds most renowned concert halls, opened in October 1900. Henschel was succeeded by the German-born and -trained conductors Wilhelm Gericke, Arthur Nikisch, Emil Paur and Max Fiedler, culminating in the appointment of Karl Muck. Henri Rabaud, engaged as conductor in 1918, was succeeded a year later by Pierre Monteux. These appointments marked the beginning of a French tradition, even during the Russian-born Serge Koussevitzkys tenure (1924-49), with the employment of many French-trained musicians. In 1936, Koussevitzky led the orchestras first concerts in the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts; a year later, he and the BSO took up annual summer residence at Tanglewood. There, in 1940, Koussevitzky founded the Berkshire Music Center, now called the Tanglewood Music Center, and which is recognized as one of the worlds most important training grounds for young professional-caliber musicians.

Koussevitzkys successors included Charles Munch (1949-62), Erich Leinsdorf (1962-69), William Steinberg (1969-1973) and Seiji Ozawa, whose historic, 29-year tenure as music director extended from 1973 to 2002, when he became Music Director Laureate. Bernard Haitink was named principal guest conductor in 1995 and Conductor Emeritus in 2004. James Levine, the first American-born conductor to hold the position, was music director from 2004 to 2011. In May 2013, a new chapter in BSO history began when the acclaimed young Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons was announced as the BSOs next music director, a position he took up in the 2014-15 season, following a year as music director designate. In 2016-17, the British composer-conductor-pianist Thomas Ads became the BSOs first-ever Artistic Partner, a position he continues to hold.

The Boston Symphony Chamber Players, made up of BSO principals, are known worldwide, and the Boston Pops Orchestra sets an international standard for performances of lighter music. Today the BSO reaches millions of listeners, not only through its performances in Boston, at Tanglewood and on tour, but also via the internet, radio, television, educational programs, recordings and its expanding use of virtual and electronic media. This reflects the BSOs continuing awareness of todays modern, ever-changing, 21st-century world.


February 15, 2020

Bartk, Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116, BB 123

Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 24 in c Minor, K. 491

Ravel, Daphnis et Chlo, Suite No. 2

February 16, 2020

Barber, Medeas Meditation and Dance of Vengeance

Beethoven, Piano Concerto No.4 in G Major, Op. 58

Dvok, Symphony No. 9 in e Minor, Op. 95, B. 178, From the New World

* Program is subject to change

Shanghai Oriental Art Center - Shoac Concert Hall

425 Dingxiang Lu, by Shiji Dadao 

425, . 

Call 021-6854 1234 or scan the QR code below to secure your tickets.