Latvian-born conductor Andris Nelsons seems to be everywhere these days, and everywhere he goes he leaves a positive impression. Here is a conductor who is technically brilliant and totally involved in the music he loves. On top of that, he is charismatic too. No wonder the Boston Symphony signed him up as their next music director. Just a week ago he was in Boston announcing the orchestra’s 2014-2015 season and conducting performances of Strauss’ Salome. A few days later he was in New York leading the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall. Then it is back to Birmingham, England where he is music director of the City of Birmingham Orchestra, still one of the best in the world after years of development under Simon Rattle.
In this video, Nelsons rehearses Brahms Third Symphony with the Boston Symphony. Lots of detailed work and an easy familiarity between conductor and musicians. Nelsons and the Boston Symphony; it should be an exciting combination for years to come.
Paul E. Robinson