Andris Nelsons conducting the orchestra on stage

Boston Symphony Orchestra


Concerts by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Europe are infrequent but unforgettable. Askonas Holt is proud of its long relationship with this great orchestra. For over fifty years, we have presented their London concerts under such celebrated music directors as William Steinberg (1969) and Seiji Ozawa (1973).

We are also delighted to have collaborated with them for their two European tours, managing their concerts with their Conductor Emeritus (and former Principal Guest Conductor), Bernard Haitink, at the BBC Proms and Edinburgh Festival, and their return to the BBC Proms with their previous Music Director, James Levine (2004-2011) as well as with current Music Director Andris Nelsons in September 2018.

In August 2023, Askonas Holt brought Boston Symphony Orchestra to the BBC Proms once again for two fantastic performances, conducted by Andris Nelsons.

Now in its 143rd 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. Today, the orchestra reaches millions of listeners through not only its concert performances in Boston and at Tanglewood, but also via the internet, radio, television, educational programs, recordings, and tours.


  • Aug 2023
    London, UK

    Boston Symphony Orchestra Andris Nelsons (conductor) Jean-Yves Thibaudet (soloist) Royal Albert Hall London Programme 1: Adolphe, Makeshift Castle (European premiere), Strauss, Death and Transfiguration, Prokofiev, Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major Programme 2: Simon, Four Black American Dances (European premiere) Stravinsky, Petrushka (1947 version), Gershwin, Piano Concerto in F Major, Ravel, La valse





    • "Nelsons made much of the scherzo’s sudden lurch towards mechanism, and the way the warmth drains briefly from the finale before its joie de vivre reasserts itself. Elsewhere, he tapped a vein of sombre lyricism, shaping the monumental first movement with lofty grandeur, and was detailed and heartfelt in his treatment of the adagio. Superbly played, this was extremely fine." Tim Ashley