Thursday, May 02, 2024 7:25p -
Saturday, May 04, 2024 10:00p

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02115

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Andris Nelsons, conductor

J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano

Lawrence Brownlee, tenor

John Relyea, bass-baritone

Tanglewood Festival Chorus

James Burton, conductor

The works of William Shakespeare deeply influenced composer Hector Berlioz. In fact, it was actress Harriet Smithson’s performances of two great Shakespearean heroines — Ophelia in Hamlet and of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet — that captivated the composer and led to their (ill-fated) marriage. As we close the season, Andris Nelsons leads one of Berlioz’s most successful and vibrant compositions, Roméo et Juliette. Berlioz called his Roméo et Juliette a “symphony with choruses,” highlighting the importance of the orchestra and of the work’s overall form. These performances celebrate the role of French repertoire in the BSO’s rich history; the complete symphony and movements from it were frequently programmed by Pierre Monteux, Serge Koussevitzky, Charles Munch, and Seiji Ozawa.

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05/02/2024 19:25:00 05/04/2024 22:00:00 America/New_York Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons conducts Berlioz's Romeo et Juliette <p><strong>Andris Nelsons, conductor </strong></p><p><strong>J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano</strong></p><p><strong>Lawrence Brownlee, tenor</strong></p><p><strong>John Relyea, bass-baritone </strong>... Boston Symphony Hall, Boston, MA 02115 false MM/DD/YYYY