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Audience members assembled on the lawn to enjoy the Boston Symphony Orchestra, newly returned to Tanglewood after last season's cancellation. Hilary Scott/Boston Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Back Together And Blown Away: The Boston Symphony Orchestra Returns To Tanglewood

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James Levine conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2007. Miguel Medina/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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James Levine, Former Met Opera Music Director, Is Dead At Age 77

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British composer Thomas Adès leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and soloist Kirill Gerstein, in the premiere performances of his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra at Symphony Hall in Boston. Winslow Townson/Deutsche Grammophon hide caption

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Flutist Elizabeth Rowe, performing as a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2016. Winslow Townson/Courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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As an instrumental Fellow, Miles Salerni plays timpani with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Hilary Scott/Courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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If At First (Or Fourth) You Don't Succeed, Join The Tanglewood Stage Crew

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Conductor Andris Nelsons led the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus Thursday in Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky at Carnegie Hall in New York. AJ Wilhelm for NPR hide caption

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Circa 1974: a photo of Vic Firth, the former principal timpanist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and a leader among percussion equipment manufacturers. Milton Feinberg/Courtesy of the Boston Symphony hide caption

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Remembering Vic Firth, An Orchestral — And Entrepreneurial — Legend

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Sarah Joy Miller as Anna Nicole Smith in Anna Nicole by Mark-Anthony Turnage, the final production from the New York City Opera, which closed its doors for good this fall. Stephanie Berger hide caption

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The log of the Boston Symphony Orchestra's performance on the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 22, 1963. courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Yo-Yo Ma offered a graciously warm performance of Tchaikovsky's Andante Cantabile for cello and strings with student musicians. Hilary Scott/courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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To audition for the BSO, percussionist Mike Tetreault was required to prepare musical excerpts from 50 pieces on nine different instruments, including timpani. Sean Hagwell /Mike Tetreault hide caption

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A Musician And The Audition Of His Life

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The Boston Symphony Orchestra opened their 75th anniversary season at Tanglewood on July 6, 2012. Erik Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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Tanglewood At 75: Opening Night With The Boston Symphony Orchestra

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Ted Libbey and Fred Child Recommend Debussy's "La Mer"

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James Levine's health issues forced him to resign from the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Michael J. Lutch/Boston Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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