The Boston Symphony Orchestra is wrapping up its tour of eight European cities tonight in Luxembourg, where it will perform Mahler's Symphony No. 9.

BSO music director and conductor Andris Nelsons joined Boston Public Radio on the line from Luxembourg to discuss what it has been like to take the orchestra on the road. 

"We are giving 100 percent of ourselves," he said.

But while the BSO has had the chance to play at gorgeous venues around the European continent, Nelsons said they will be glad to return home.

"We played in Vienna, and in Hamburg, and all these wonderful venues and concert halls," he said. "We came back to the conclusion that Boston Symphony Hall is the best in the world."

To hear more from Andris Nelsons, tune in to Boston Public Radio above.