A Great New Era for Tanglewood and the BSO

July 17, 2014

The New York Times has expressed good things for the future of the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the bright guidance of 35-year old Andris Nelsons, declaring, "An incoming conductor brings a sunny outlook."

In anticipation of a great first season with Nelsons, host and producer of WCRB's BSO Broadcast, Ron Della Chiesa and Brian McCreath, joined Boston Public Radio Jim Braude and Margery Eagan to talk about the electrifying performances they have already witnessed this summer at Tanglewood.  Listen now:

Nelsons at Tanglewood (Photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra)


Della Chiesa says of the new conductor, "It's so exciting! To see him up there working with the orchestra—particularly with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, the young people—the best way I can describe him...he reaches in and you can hear him pull the sound out of the orchestra."

Jim Braude observed during the interview that both Della Chiesa and McCreath are so clearly enthusiastic about these changes for the symphony and the great things to come, that it was visible on their faces. In upcoming broadcasts of BSO performances on 99.5 WCRB they'll certainly describe some not-to-miss moments on air. 

Be sure to take their advice: hear it for yourself this summer at the Shed or this upcoming fall at Symphony Hall.




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