In these uncertain times, it is essential for artists and orchestras to look forward to the future. Last night, the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced their exciting 2020/21 season announcement.
Highlights of the season with Music Director Andris Nelsons includes Beethoven’s symphony cycle to commence the season to celebrate the composer’s 250th anniversary, Shostakovich’s landmark opera “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk”, six major works by Richard Strauss, Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, works by seven composers of our time and the continuation of the BSO and Nelsons’ Grammy-award winning Shostakovich recording cycle with Deutsche Grammophon.
The BSO’s 2020/21 season will also feature KD SCHMID soloists Augustin Hadelich and Kristine Opolais performing with Nelsons, as well as welcome returns to the podium for KD SCHMID conductors, Dima Slobodeniouk and John Storgårds.
This follows the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig’s 2020/21 season announcement. Highlights include celebrating Beethoven’s 250th anniversary with Nelsons and soloists Anne-Sophie Mutter, Daniel Müller-Schott and Daniil Trifonov, the continuation of the Gewandhausorchester and Nelsons’ award winning Bruckner symphony recording cycle for Deutsche Grammophon, and the international Mahler Festival where Nelsons will lead Mahler Symphonies Nos. 8 and 2.
The Gewandhausorchester’s 2020/21 season will additionally feature KD SCHMID artists Augustin Hadelich, Daniel Müller-Schott and Daniel Lozakovich. Thomas Hampson takes a notable position in the orchestra’s Mahler Festival in May 2021, playing a curatorial role, appearing in recital with Wolfram Rieger and performing Mahler’s Rückert Lieder with Daniel Harding and the Wiener Philharmoniker.