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The Passion of Andris Nelsons, The BSO's Music Director13:49
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Andris Nelsons poses for a photo at Symphony Hall in Boston. (Boston Symphony Orchestra, Marco Borggreve/AP)
Andris Nelsons poses for a photo at Symphony Hall in Boston. (Boston Symphony Orchestra, Marco Borggreve/AP)
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Andris Nelsons has begun his tenure as the brand new music director for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Much has been made of the conductor's age. He's just 35, making him the youngest music director in more than a century at the BSO. But whether it's due to his youth or not, it's his energy and openness that are winning early rave reviews in Boston.

The BSO opens a new multi-media exhibit of Andris Nelsons in Symphony Hall's Higginson Hall on January 6. Maestro Nelsons will be conducting a series of performances at Symphony Hall January 8-10.

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Andris Nelsons, music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He tweets @andris_nelsons.

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WBUR: Becoming Andris Nelsons: A Young Maestro’s Journey To Boston

  • "Nelson’s mother was a choir conductor, so the podium was familiar to him since he was a kid. But his fascination with orchestras really began when his parents took him to see the opera 'Tannhäuser.'"

This segment aired on January 2, 2015.

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