BSO and Nelsons win Grammy; Miloš cancels concert

February 17, 2016 at 5:03 pm

By Lawrence A. Johnson


The growing success of the musical partnership between Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra received official recognition at  this week’s Grammy Awards.

The live BSO recording of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 received the Grammy Monday night for Best Orchestral Performance. The disc, titled “Shostakovich Under Stalin’s Shadow,” also contains the Passacaglia from the composer’s opera Lady Macbeth of Mtensk. This is the BSO’s seventh Grammy and the first for music director Nelsons.

“On behalf of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the engineering and production team involved in the project, it is an extraordinary honor for me to accept the Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance for our Deutsche Grammophon recording of Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony, recorded live in the glorious acoustical space of Boston’s remarkable Symphony Hall,” said Andris Nelsons in a statement released by the BSO.

 “This incredibly gratifying acknowledgement of our work together truly provides a new level of inspiration for us as we continue to move forward with our Shostakovich project alongside our wonderful partner, the equally exceptional, Deutsche Grammophon.”

The next recording in the series will be a two-disc set, to be released in April, with live performances of Shostakovich’s Symphonies Nos. 5, 8, and 9, as well as incidental music to Hamlet.

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Guitariist Miloš Karadaglić has cancelled his Celebrity Series concert scheduled for this Sunday, February 21, at Jordan Hall due to a lingering injury.

The guitarist’s management said the cancellation was necessary “due to an ongoing problem with a muscle strain in his left hand. His consultant has advised that he should refrain from performing concerts for the next six weeks while he embarks on the recovery process.”  The Celebrity Series is attempting to reschedule the concert.

Also, the Celebrity Series presentation of Torobaka at the Citi Shubert Theatre on February 27 and 28 has been cancelled due to injuries to Israel Galván.

Ticketholders should contact the Celebrity Series for exchange or refund options at 617-482-2596 or go to

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