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Cannibal Corpse and Behemoth teams up for 2015 concert Tour USA

From wikipedia online encyclopedia including photos

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Cannibal Corpse is an American death metal band from Buffalo, New York. Formed in 1988, the band has released thirteen studio albums, two box sets, four video albums and one live album. The band has had little radio or television exposure throughout its career, although a cult following began to build after the release of the 1991 album Butchered at Birth, and 1992 album Tomb of the Mutilated. Both albums achieved worldwide sales of one million copies by 2003,[1] including 558,929 in the United States, making them the all-time top-selling death metal band in the country.[2]

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Behemoth is a Polish blackened death metal band from Gdańsk, formed in 1991. They are considered to have played an important role in establishing the Polish extreme metal underground.[1][2]

Until the late 1990s, the band played a traditional black metal style with heathen lyrical content, but soon changed to that of occultand thelemic themes written by their lead vocalist Nergal and Krzysztof Azarewicz. With the 1999 release of Satanica, the band demonstrated their presence in the death metal scene, while retaining their own signature style characterized by the drum work ofInferno, multi-layered vocals and Middle-Eastern influences. Despite Behemoth having been labeled as death metal or thrash metal-influenced, Nergal has mentioned that he does not like the band to be labeled.[3][4]

BEHEMOTH and CANNIBAL CORPSE
Winter Tour 2015
w/ Aeon, Tribulation
01/28 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
01/29 Houston, TX House of Blues
01/30 Austin, TX Mohawk
01/31 Dallas, TX House of Blues
02/02 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
02/03 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
02/05 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
02/06 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
02/07 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
02/08 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
02/10 Seattle, WA El Corazon
02/11 Vancouver, BC Comodore Ballroom
02/13 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
02/14 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
02/16 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick
02/17 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
02/18 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
02/20 Chicago, IL House of Blues
02/21 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
02/22 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
02/23 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
02/24 Toronto, ON The Phoenix
02/25 Montreal, QC Metropolis
02/27 Boston, MA House of Blues
02/28 New York, NY Webster Hall
03/01 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
03/02 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
03/03 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
03/05 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
03/06 Tampa, FL Janus Landing
03/07 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution

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Mick Fleetwood: There Will Be Another Lovely Album – MOJO Magazine December, 2014 issue on sale beginning October 28, 2014

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Fleetwood Mac’s perpetual motion machine gives the skinny to Dave DiMartino
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Sure they may have ridden on the coattails of Mumford & Sons’ folk revolution, but The Lumineers offer their own slice of Americana. We look into their back story.

TweetThe Lumineers have expertly managed to craft a sound steeped in what’s currently trendy – namely anthemic folk songs with notable Americana…
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Neil Diamond Tickets: Neil Diamond Announces 2015 Tour Date; Find Concert Information Now at TicketProcess.com

Posted: Sep 30, 2014 8:07 PM EDT

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Neil Diamond has announced a series of 2015 tour dates that will begin in late-February and stretch into mid-May. Fans can visit TicketProcess.com to have a look at the Neil Diamond tour schedule and gain easy access to a large selection of affordable tickets.

(PRWEB) September 30, 2014

Neil Diamond is comfortable in the twilight of his career; he is the voice behind two or three of the most passionate and recognizable national pride anthems written in the past 50 years. He has a collection of other well-constructed and emotionally moving tracks as well. He takes his time to entertain ticketholders throughout the course of each Neil Diamond performance. The shows feature singular performances that vacillate between a legitimate party and an intimate gathering. Neil Diamond fans can now view tour dates online beginning today at TicketProcess.com.

NEIL DIAMOND, 2015 TOUR DATES

Feb. 27 Allentown, Pa., PPL Center

March 4 London, Ontario, Budweiser Gardens

March 7 Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian Tire Centre

March 10 Providence, R.I., Dunkin Donuts Center

March 13 Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena

March 15 Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center

March 18 Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

March 20 Auburn Hills, M.I., The Palace Of Auburn Hills

March 23 Boston, Mass., TD Garden

March 26 Brooklyn, N.Y., Barclays Center

April 2 Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre

April 4 Washington, D.C., Verizon Center

April 7 Pittsburgh, Pa., Consol Energy Center

April 9 Milwaukee, Wis., BMO Harris Bradley Center

April 12 Saint Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center

April 14 Chicago, Ill., United Center

April 17 Indianapolis, Ind., Bankers Life Fieldhouse

April 19 Austin, Texas, Frank Erwin Center

April 23 Mexico City, Mexico, Palacio De Los Deportes

April 30 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, SaskTel Centre

May 2 Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome

May 5 Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place

May 7 Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena

May 10 Seattle, Wash., Key Arena At Seattle Center

May 12 San Jose, Calif., SAP Center At San Jose

May 15 San Diego, Calif., Valley View Casino Center

May 19 Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Bowl

May 26 Houston, Texas, Toyota Center

May 28 Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center

May 31 Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center

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Queen + Adam Lambert to play UK and Europe in the New Year

Following recent sold-out World dates Queen + Adam Lambert to play 21 shows in Europe

Including seven UK concerts

Tickets on sale beginning Friday 3 October 

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT today announced they are to play an extensive tour of the UK and Europe early in the New Year.

In what is certain to be among next year’s most sought out music events, Queen + Adam Lambert will reign over a six-week long set of dates across Europe beginning mid January.

Having only earlier this month wound down a sold out world tour taking in North America, Australia, New Zealand, and outdoor festival stops in Korea and Japan, Queen + Adam Lambert are sparing no time in taking their critically-hailed partnership back on the road.

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Coming two years after May, Taylor and Lambert last performed a short tour together of the UK and Europe, this lengthier outing will see Queen  + Adam Lambert perform 21 shows in 10 countries. The band’s tour opens in the UK at Newcastle Arena on January 13 and will see the band play a total of seven shows across the UK including London’s O2 Arena. The tour then takes in France, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, and Czech Republic and ends February 19 in Switzerland at Zurich’s Hallenstadion.

Tickets for the UK shows will go on sale from 9.00am this coming Friday, 3rd October.  All other concerts across Europe are on sale same time excepting Germany where sales begin the following day, Saturday October 4. Tickets available from venues and usual outlets.

Reaction to the dates is expected to equal that seen at the announcement of their US shows where an on-sale rush for tickets saw the band sell out 24 dates in record time. Queen and Lambert matched the expectations, winning glowing reviews from fans and critics alike:

“Guaranteed to blow your mind, indeed”. (Entertainment Weekly)

“We were rocked, Queen is still the champion, and Lambert is a skilled voice to ensure that their music will remain live for a generation of fans”. (VH1)

“Rejuvenated Queen reigns supreme. Bow down fans, your new Queen is worthy of your love and devotion”. (Edmonton Journal, Canada)

“Queen guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and newcomer Adam Lambert blew the roof off in an energetic rock extravaganza which pulled no punches. Their extraordinary musical talent showed no signs of waning”. (The Daily Telegraph, Sydney).

“Queen and Adam Lambert delivered just over two hours of pure sensation straight into the nerves and bones of anyone fortunate enough to witness it. Freddie may be gone, but he would surely approve”. (Brisbane Times)

“Did they rock us? Oh YES!” (New York Daily News).

Queen first teamed up with Adam Lambert in 2009 to perform the band’s rock anthem “We Are the Champions” on “American Idol’s” season’s eight finale. Lambert and Queen partnered again in 2011 at the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast. In the summer of 2012 they performed their first live concerts together with three sold-out shows in the UK at London’s Hammersmith Apollo as well as concert appearances in Russia, Ukraine and Poland.

A further one-off performance together at the IHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last September at which they effectively stole the show triggered a conversation between Adam, Roger and Brian to take the show on the road. Hollywood Reporter exclaimed, “Adam Lambert, Queen bring down the iHeart house.  With the perfect mix of rock attitude mixed with style, theatricality, sex appeal and impressive vocal gymnastics, [Lambert] took the band’s music to new heights.”

Now the winning combination of Queen + Adam Lambert follows with what will surely be an equally triumphant tour of the UK and Europe. And Lambert is keen to alert fans of the show changes that can be expected.

“On the technical side, it’s definitely more of a production than two years ago,” he says. “We’ve had a lot more cities to visit and so I think we all decided to build up the visuals and the stage accordingly, and of course we do all the hits.”“We have a very interesting set design,” says Brian May. “It’s big and daring. We’re going to do it to the max.” he says. “Each time we’ve worked with Adam with our music, he’s just the most incredible front man,” Roger Taylor says. “He’s sensational. He has this amazing range, ’cause Freddie had a great range. Adam can really cover it. He’s an extraordinary singer and a real talent. I feel he fits into our sort of theatricality. It is very comfortable.”

As for the future, it would seem the Queen  + Adam Lambert partnership is likely, for now, to remain limited to their live collaborations. Lambert is currently in the final stages of writing and recording his third album. May and Taylor are getting ready their forthcoming album, Queen Forever, a new compilation set which includes previously unreleased material recorded with Freddie Mercury, released November 10.

Queen has amassed a staggering list of sales, awards, and hall of fame inductions that is second to none. Record sales in the hundreds of millions of units, including an unprecedented string of number one albums and top-charting singles, continue to put Queen in the top ten of all-time iTunes sales. Earlier this year Queen were officially recognized as the first artist ever to sell over six million copies of an album in the UK with their Greatest Hits album, beating out even the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper by close on a million copies, pointing to the astonishing fact that at least one in three British households now own a copy of the band’s original Greatest Hits collection.

Adam Lambert’s stunning performances on the eighth season of American Idol are still widely regarded as some of the most riveting moments in the show’s history. His debut album For Your Entertainment earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. His second album, Trespassing, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. His subsequent tour took Lambert from Australia to South Africa, throughout Asia and Eastern Europe and culminated in a sold-out arena show in Helsinki, Finland. In 2013, Lambert appeared as a guest star on the hit TV series, GLEE.  He is currently in the final stages of writing and recording his third album.

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT – UK and EUROPE TOUR DATES 2015

Tue 13 January            NEWCASTLE Arena

Wed 14 January          GLASGOW Hydro

Sat 17 January             LONDON O2 Arena

Tue 20 January            LEEDS Arena

Wed 21 January          MANCHESTER Arena

Friday 23 January        BIRMINGHAM NIA

Sat 24 January             NOTTINGHAM Arena

Mon 26 January          PARIS Zenith

Thu 29 January            COLOGNE Lanxess Arena

Fri 30 January             AMSTERDAM, Ziggo Dome

Sun 1 February           VIENNA Stadhalle

Mon 2 February          MUNICH Olympiahalle

Wed 4 February          BERLIN O2

Thu 5 February            HAMBURG O2

Sat 7 February             FRANKFURT Festhalle

Sun 8 February            BRUSSELS Palais 12

Tue 10 February          MILAN Forum

Fri 13 February           STUTTGART Schleyerhalle

Sun 15 February          HERNING Jyske Bank Boxen

Tue 17 February          PRAGUE O2

Thu 19February           ZURICH Hallenstadion

ANDRIS NELSONS, WHO BEGINS HIS FIRST SEASON AS MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN SEPTEMBER 2014, WILL LEAD THE ORCHESTRA AT CARNEGIE HALL APRIL 15, 16, AND 17, 2015, AS DETAILED IN CARNEGIE HALL’S 2014-15 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT
ANDRIS NELSONS’ PROGRAMS WITH THE BSO AT CARNEGIE HALL IN 2015 INCLUDE THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF GUNTHER SCHULLER’S DREAMSCAPE, MOZART’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 27 WITH SOLOIST RICHARD GOODE, AND RICHARD STRAUSS’S EIN HELDENLEBEN ON APRIL 15; BEETHOVEN’S VIOLIN CONCERTO WITH SOLOIST CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF AND SHOSTAKOVICH’S SYMPHONY NO. 10 ON APRIL 16; AND MAHLER’S SYMPHONY NO. 6 ON APRIL 17

ANDRIS NELSONS ALSO LEADS THESE PROGRAMS DURING THE BSO’S 2014-15 SEASON AT SYMPHONY HALL; MR. NELSONS AND THE BSO TO ANNOUNCE COMPLETE DETAILS OF HIS FIRST SEASON AS BSO MUSIC DIRECTOR ON MARCH 5, AT SYMPHONY HALL IN BOSTON

Carnegie Hall’s 2014-15 season announcement on January 29, including programs with Andris Nelsonsand the Boston Symphony Orchestra on three dates, April 15, 16, and 17, 2015, offers BSO fans a glimpse into Mr. Nelsons’ first season as the orchestra’s music director, as these programs will also be presented at Symphony Hall during the BSO’s 2014-15 season.  Mr. Nelsons will announce complete details of his 2014-15 BSO season programs on March 5 at Symphony Hall.

When Mr. Nelsons takes on the title of BSO Music Director in the BSO’s 2014-15 season, at age 35, he will be the youngest conductor to hold that title with the orchestra in over 100 years.  The fifteenth music director since the Boston Symphony Orchestra’ founding in 1881, Mr. Nelsons is also the first Latvian-born conductor to assume the post.

For his first Carnegie Hall concert as BSO Music Director on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, Andris Nelsons will open the program with the New York premiere of Gunther Schuller’s Dreamscape, a Tanglewood Music Center commission, inspired by a dream the composer had and featuring Schuller’s characteristically kaleidoscopic mastery of the orchestra (Click here for the program note for Gunther Schuller’sDreamscape).  The Schuller work will be followed by Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, K. 595, with soloist Richard Goode, and Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben. The following night, on Thursday, April 16, Mr. Nelsons and the BSO will be joined by Christian Tetzlaff, a longtime collaborator with both the conductor and orchestra, for a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, on a program with Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10.  Mr. Nelsons brings the BSO’s three-concert Carnegie Hall series to a close on Friday, April 17, with a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 6.

DETAILS FROM MAY 16 ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANDRIS NELSONS AS NEXT BSO MUSIC DIRECTOR
On May 16, Andris Nelsons was appointed the 15th Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since its founding in 1881; he currently holds the title of BSO Music Director Designate. During Mr. Nelsons’ first year as BSO Music Director in the 2014-15 season, the first of an initial five-year commitment, he will lead the orchestra in ten programs over eleven weeks in Symphony Hall in Boston, including a gala concert to mark his first concert as BSO Music Director; he will lead 12 weeks of programs in each subsequent year of the five-year contract. Mr. Nelsons will also lead several programs each season at Tanglewood, the orchestra’s summer music festival in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts.  Mr. Nelsons succeeds James Levine, who was music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 2004 to 2011. Mr. Nelsons is the third youngest conductor to be appointed BSO music director since the orchestra’s founding in 1881: Georg Henschel was 31 when he became the orchestra’s first music director in 1881, and Arthur Nikisch was 33 when he opened his first season with the orchestra in 1889.  Click here to view the May 16 Music Director announcement.

Andris Nelsons made his Boston Symphony Orchestra debut in March 2011, leading Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 at Carnegie Hall in place of James Levine. During the 2012 Tanglewood season he conducted both the Boston Symphony Orchestra (in Ravel’s La Valse) and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra (in Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy with Anne-Sophie Mutter) as part of Tanglewood’s gala 75th-anniversary concert, following that the next day with a BSO concert pairing Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms and Brahms’s Symphony No. 2. Mr. Nelsons made his Symphony Hall debut with the BSO in January 2013, leading a program of Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with soloist Baiba Skride and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.

ANDRIS NELSONS LEADS THE BSO DURING ITS 2013-14 SYMPHONY HALL AND 2014 TANGLEWOOD SEASONS
In his first program as BSO Music Director Designate this past fall, Mr. Nelsons led the BSO in Wagner’sSiegfried Idyll, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 with soloist Paul Lewis, and Brahms’s Symphony No. 3; Mr. Nelsons returns to Symphony Hall on March 6 to lead the BSO and a cast of internationally acclaimed soloists in a concert performance of Strauss’s Salome.

For his first Tanglewood festival appearances as BSO Music Director Designate, Andris Nelsons will lead four concerts, July 11, 12, 19, and 20.  Mr. Nelsons’ first concert with the BSO will be an all-Dvořák program, with the composer’s symphonic poem The Noonday Witch, the Violin Concerto with soloist Anne-Sophie Mutter, and the Symphony No. 8 (7/11).  For his second BSO program on July 19, Maestro Nelsons will be joined by Swedish trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger performing his compatriot Rolf Martinsson‘s Trumpet Concerto, on a program with music by Brahms and Tchaikovsky.  The following Sunday afternoon (7/20), Maestro Nelsons will open his BSO program with Christopher Rouse‘s Rapture, followed by Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole, with violin soloist Joshua Bell, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.  In a special gala concert on July 12, Andris Nelsons will lead a dance-inspired program featuring both the Boston Symphony and Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center, the BSO’s prestigious summer music academy.  For the first half of the gala concert, Maestro Nelsons and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra will be joined by a group of acclaimed opera singers for excerpts from Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier; the program will also feature the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances and Ravel’s Bolero.   Click here for the Tanglewood 2014 season press release andlisting.

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Andris Nelsons is one of the most sought-after conductors on the international scene today, earning distinction on both the opera and concert podiums, including those of the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Royal Opera House-Covent Garden, Metropolitan Opera, and Vienna State Opera. He is also a regular podium presence at the Bayreuth Festival. Mr. Nelsons’ tenure since 2008 as Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) has earned critical acclaim. Born in Riga in 1978 into a family of musicians, Mr. Nelsons began his career as a trumpeter in the Latvian National Opera Orchestra before studying conducting.  He is married to the soprano Kristine Opolais, who received wide acclaim in her Metropolitan Opera debut as Magda in Puccini’s La rondine. They live in Riga with their two year old daughter Adriana.

In addition to Maestro Nelsons’ concerts and tours with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Europe, Japan, and Taiwan), where he is currently music director, Mr. Nelsons has a very full guest conducting schedule in the 2013-14 concert calendar.  In the fall of 2013, he led Royal Opera-Covent Garden performances of Strauss’s Elektra, and made appearances with the London Philharmonia Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, and the Berlin Philharmonic. Highlights of Mr. Nelsons’ schedule in the first few months of 2014 (in addition to his BSO appearance on March 6 leading Strauss’s Salome) include performances ofSalome at the Vienna State Opera. He and the Vienna Philharmonic will bring a concert presentation ofSalome to New York’s Carnegie Hall on March 1, after which he will lead that orchestra in concerts in New York and in Sonoma and Berkeley, CA.  Additional guest conducting engagements in the 2013-14 season include dates with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra and WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne.

Among a recording output of 30 releases, Andris Nelsons’ most recent CD and DVD releases include a recording of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World, and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Hélène Grimaud, both with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra.  In addition, Mr. Nelsons is featured onAndris Nelsons:  Genius on Fire, a DVD documentary by Astrid Bscher (released on the ORFEO label on September 24); he can also be seen leading the Boston Symphony and Tanglewood Music Center orchestras in the Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration DVD, featuring Ravel’s La Valse (BSO) and Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy, with Anne Sophie Mutter as violin soloist (TMCO).   

Mr. Nelsons’ current work with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra involves major tours worldwide, including appearances at such summer festivals as the Lucerne Festival, BBC Proms and Berliner Festspiele. Together they have toured the major European concert halls, including the Musikverein, Vienna, Théâtre des Champs Élysées, Paris, Gasteig, Munich and the Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid. Mr. Nelsons made his debut in Japan on tour with the Vienna Philharmonic and returns to tour the Far East with the CBSO in November 2013.

Nelsons and the CBSO are working towards releasing all orchestral works of Tchaikovsky and Richard Strauss for Orfeo International. The first Strauss disc, featuring Ein Heldenleben, garnered critical praise. Further releases include works of Stravinsky and Shostakovich. The majority of Mr. Nelsons’ recordings have been recognized with a Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik; in October 2011 he received the prestigious ECHO Klassik of the German Phono Academy in the category “Conductor of the Year” for his 2010 recording with the CBSO of Stravinsky’s Firebird and Symphony of Psalms. For audiovisual recordings, he has an exclusive agreement with Unitel GmbH, the most recent release is a disc of Britten’sWar Requiem with the CBSO, released on DVD and Blu-ray.

Prior to his position as Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Nelsons served as principal conductor of the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie in Herford, Germany, from 2006 to 2009, and was music director of the Latvian National Opera from 2003 to 2007.

A Brief History of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Now in its 133rd season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra gave its inaugural concert in 1881, realizing the dream of its founder, the Civil War veteran/businessman/philanthropist Henry Lee Higginson, who envisioned a great and permanent orchestra in his hometown of Boston.  In 2014, the orchestra will continue to build upon its storied history with the beginning of a new chapter as Andris Nelsons becomes the orchestra’s 15th music director at the start of the BSO’s 2014-15 season.

Today the BSO reaches millions of listeners, not only through its concert performances in Boston and at Tanglewood, but also via the internet, radio, television, educational programs, recordings, and tours. It commissions works from today’s most important composers; its summer season at Tanglewood in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts is among the world’s most important music festivals; it helps develop future audiences through BSO Youth Concerts and educational outreach programs involving the entire Boston community; and, during the Tanglewood season, it operates the Tanglewood Music Center, one of the world’s most important training grounds for young professional-caliber musicians. The Boston Symphony Chamber Players, made up of BSO principals, are known worldwide, and the Boston Pops Orchestra-with its cabaret style festive atmosphere and food and drink served during the concerts-setsan international standard for performances of lighter music. The BSO’s winter season and the Boston Pops holiday and spring seasons take place in Boston’s Symphony Hall, widely acclaimed for its great acoustics and considered among the top concert halls in the world.   

Launched in 1996, the BSO’s website, bso.org, is the largest and most-visited orchestral website in the United States, receiving approximately 7 million visitors annually on its full site as well as its smart phone-/mobile device-friendly web format. The BSO is also on Facebook and Twitter, and video content from the BSO is available on YouTube. An expansion of the BSO’s educational activities has also played a key role in strengthening the orchestra’s commitment to, and presence within, its surrounding communities. Through its Education and Community Engagement programs, the BSO provides individuals of all backgrounds the opportunity to develop and build relationships with the BSO and orchestral music. In addition, the BSO offers a variety of free educational programs at Symphony Hall and Tanglewood, as well as special initiatives aimed at attracting young audience members.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra gave its inaugural concert on October 22, 1881, under Georg Henschel, who remained as conductor until 1884. For nearly twenty years, BSO concerts were held in the old Boston Music Hall; Symphony Hall, one of the world’s most revered concert halls, opened on October 15, 1900. Henschel was succeeded by the German-born and -trained conductors Wilhelm Gericke, Arthur Nikisch,Emil Paur, and Max Fiedler, culminating in the appointment of the legendary Karl Muck, who served two tenures, 1906-08 and 1912-18. In 1915 the orchestra made its first transcontinental trip, playing thirteen concerts at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. Henri Rabaud, engaged as conductor in 1918, was succeeded a year later by Pierre Monteux. These appointments marked the beginning of a French tradition maintained, even during the Russian-born Serge Koussevitzky‘s tenure (1924-49), with the employment of many French-trained musicians.

It was in 1936 that Koussevitzky led the orchestra’s first concerts in the Berkshires; he and the players took up annual summer residence at Tanglewood a year later. Koussevitzky passionately shared Major Higginson’s dream of “a good honest school for musicians,” and in 1940 that dream was realized with the founding of the Berkshire Music Center (now called the Tanglewood Music Center).

Koussevitzky was succeeded in 1949 by Charles Munch, who continued supporting contemporary composers, introduced much French music to the repertoire, and led the BSO on its first international tours. In 1956, the BSO, under the direction of Charles Munch, was the first American orchestra to tour the Soviet Union. Erich Leinsdorf began his term as music director in 1962, to be followed in 1969 by William Steinberg. Seiji Ozawa became the BSO’s thirteenth music director in 1973. His historic twenty-nine-year tenure extended until 2002, when he was named Music Director Laureate. In 1979, the BSO, under the direction of Seiji Ozawa, was the first American orchestra to tour mainland China after the normalization of relations.

Bernard Haitink, named principal guest conductor in 1995 and Conductor Emeritus in 2004, has led the BSO in Boston, New York, at Tanglewood, and on tour in Europe, as well as recording with the orchestra. Previous principal guest conductors of the orchestra included Michael Tilson Thomas, from 1972 to 1974, and the late Sir Colin Davis, from 1972 to 1984.

The first American-born conductor to hold the position, James Levine was the BSO’s music director from 2004 to 2011. Levine led the orchestra in wide-ranging programs that included works newly commissioned for the orchestra’s 125th anniversary, particularly from significant American composers; issued a number of live concert performances on the orchestra’s own label, BSO Classics; taught at the Tanglewood Music Center; and in 2007 led the BSO in an acclaimed tour of European music festivals. In May 2013, a new chapter in the history of the Boston Symphony Orchestra was initiated when the internationally acclaimed young Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons was announced as the BSO’s next music director, a position he takes up in the 2014-15 season, following a year as music director designate.

Today, the Boston Symphony Orchestra continues to fulfill and expand upon the vision of its founder Henry Lee Higginson, not only through its concert performances, educational offerings, and internet presence, but also through its expanding use of virtual and electronic media in a manner reflecting the BSO’s continuing awareness of today’s modern, ever-changing, 21st-century world. For further information about the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s many activities, visit www.bso.org.

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-15 appearances at Carnegie Hall are available on subscription at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, New York. They may also be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or purchased online at the Carnegie Hall website, www.carnegiehall.org.  Single tickets to Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts for the 2014-2015 season will be available in late August.

ANDRIS NELSONS AND THE BSO AT CARNEGIE HALL APRIL 15, 16, 17, 2015:


BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Concertos Plus
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
(Carnegie Hall Corporation)
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, Music Director and Conductor
Richard Goode, Piano

GUNTHER SCHULLER Dreamscape (NY Premiere)
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595
RICHARD STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40


BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Great American Orchestras II
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
(Carnegie Hall Corporation)
Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 8 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, Music Director and Conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, Violin

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93


BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Great American Orchestras I
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
(Carnegie Hall Corporation)
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 8 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, Music Director and Conductor

GUSTAV MAHLER Symphony No. 6 in A Minor

2014 – 2015 FLEETWOOD MAC TOUR DATES

FLEETWOOD MAC ANNOUNCES 28 ADDITIONAL DATES OF THEIR PHENOMENALLY SUCCESSFUL ON WITH THE SHOW TOUR
The Start of 2nd Leg Will Begin 1/16/15 In St. Paul, Minn.
Rock legends Fleetwood Mac who performed two sold out Madison Square Garden Shows earlier this week have confirmed that they will be adding at least 28 more dates to their already scheduled 40 city ‘On With The Show’ Tour… The announcement was made during the band’s live performance this morning on NBC’s Today show where The Mac performed for thousands of adoring fans.  The second leg of the tour will begin on January 16th in St. Paul, Minnesota.
American Express card members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday October 13th at 10:00 a.m. through Sunday, October 19th at 10:00 p.m. Tickets for the majority of these shows will go on sale October 20th through the Live Nation mobile app, at livenation.com or ticketmaster.com. For further information and on sale dates, please go to FLEETWOODMAC.com. A list of already announced dates and additional shows follows this release.
Fleetwood Mac is currently performing with their five star lineup including the returning songbird Christine McVie who rejoined the band following an 16 year absence.