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Andris Nelsons - BSO return to Canada after 21 year absence / Musical Toronto

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The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced a two-city tour of Canada, with performances at Montreal's Maison Symphonique on Saturday, March 4, and Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall on Sunday, March 5. The move breaks a 21-year absence of the BSO in Canada, with their last visit in 1995 under the baton of Canadian conductor Malcolm Lowe. Led by Music Director Andris Nelsons, the tour dates will feature piano concertos - both performed by guest pianist Emanuel Ax - as well as a BSO signature performance of Symphonie fantastique by Berlioz. The concertos include Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 (Montreal) and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 (Toronto).

"I am very honored to bring the Boston Symphony Orchestra back to Montreal and Toronto for the first time in more than 20 years," said BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons. "This will be a special occasion also for our orchestra musicians with close personal connections to Canada, and we all greatly look forward to sharing our love and passion of making music together." This tour will mark Nelson's first time performing in Canada.

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