Andris Nelsons Conducts Richard Strauss

Andris Nelsons dedicates not one, but four concerts to his favourite composer. He is accompanied by his orchestras from Boston and Leipzig

Andris Nelsons is one of today’s most sought-after conductors. As the head of not one but two top orchestras, the Latvian native is musically at home on more than one continent. On the one hand he is chief conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which not only belongs to America’s »big five«, but is one of the best orchestras in the world. In addition, Nelsons has also been Gewandhauskapellmeister in Leipzig since 2018, following in the footsteps of illustrious figures who include Felix Mendelssohn.

He can be heard with both his orchestras on two weekends in Hamburg, when he focuses on the highly varied oeuvre of Richard Strauss. The audience can look forward to selections from operas by the legendary composer, but the main emphasis is on Strauss’s tone poems, among them the famous »Alpine Symphony« and »Also sprach Zarathustra« after Friedrich Nietzsche. Keyboard virtuoso Rudolf Buchbinder joins Nelsons as a star guest.