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Andris Nelsons

Star-Spangled Baton?

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 07.18.2013 | Arts
Leonard Slatkin

No sooner had the announcement been made that Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons would become the new maestro for the Boston Symphony than some commentators started in on the perennial question, "Why do Americans rarely get a top flight music directorship in the United States?"

Boston Symphony Orchestra Gets A New Music Director

AP | Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts

BOSTON — Andris (AHN'-driss) Nelsons has been named music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The chairman of the 132-year-old orchestra...

A Morning Concert, A Revolution in Egypt

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony couldn't have been a more perfect thing to hear after learning of the revolution in Egypt.