Bos­ton mae­stro pre­pares for touch­down

BBC Music Magazine - - The Full Score -

As Su­per­bowl LII ap­proached, the con­duc­tors of two lead­ing US or­ches­tras pinned their colours firmly to the mast. On one side was An­dris Nel­sons, mu­sic di­rec­tor of the Bos­ton Sym­phony Orches­tra and a fan of the New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots; on the other, Yan­nick Nézet-séguin, who, as mu­sic di­rec­tor of the Philadel­phia Orches­tra, cheers on the Philadel­phia Ea­gles. To spice things up, they even in­dulged in a lit­tle wa­ger: which­ever mae­stro ended up on the los­ing side would wear the op­pos­ing team’s shirt in a re­hearsal. And with the Pa­tri­ots the firm favourites, so con­fi­dent was Nel­sons that he posed for a pre-match photo with his mu­si­cians (be­low). The re­sult? See p12.

Pa­triot games: An­dris Nel­sons (cen­tre) pre­pares for vic­tory

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