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Andris Nelsons conducts Gewandhaus Orchestra’s 275th-anniversary gala

Andris Nelsons became Music Director of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in February 2018 and just a few weeks later, on 11 March 2018, conducted a gala concert to mark the orchestra’s 275th anniversary. Bruckner’s towering Seventh Symphony, originally premiered in Leipzig in 1884 by Arthur Nikisch was one of two works on the programme. It was preceded by Jörg Widmann’s Partita – Five Reminiscences for large orchestra.