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Classical Music

Leipzig Week in Boston: Andris Nelsons Brings…

“What makes Andris Nelsons so special as a conductor?” We spoke to violinist Ana Luisa Wolkwein and tubist Ole Heiland, two young musicians who as part of their fellowship with the Mendelssohn Academy are on tour with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in Boston this week. We also review their concert from Sunday, October 27.

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Classical Music

The BSO Performs Two Classics: Beethoven and…

​It’s Saturday evening and the BSO is alive. The audience that has come to this evening’s performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto, given to us by Augustin Hadelich, is the sort that represents the symphony’s continued prominence in the Boston cultural sphere: one sees the young, the old, out in their best, or just out of class from the Conservatory. As with any big soloist, Augustin has brought a crowd with him.