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  • Andris Nelsons

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    October 1, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    But now, audiences can experience the orchestra in person again. Tanglewood is open to 50 percent capacity – approximately 9,000 people – which means there’s some distancing in the Shed, and room to spread out on the lawn, where those who are vaccinated aren’t required to wear masks.

    “The orchestra is fully vaccinated,” adds music director Andris Nelsons. “So we sit on the stage together, with practically no distance anymore.”

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    New Boston Symphony Music Director Andris Nelsons: ‘It’s Not A Job — It’s Life’

    And students – the Tanglewood Fellows – have returned, after meeting via Zoom last summer. “I’ve only played with people once since March 2020,” says Maggie Cox, a fellow who plays bass. “And it was a very small ensemble, and everyone still wore masks.” Cox did her fellowship online last summer, and also did her first year as a graduate student at the Curtis Institute virtually. She says being with other young musicians has been a godsend.

    “What you want to do is play with people—you don’t want to record iPhone videos and upload them to a cloud!” she says, laughing. “I think a lot of people have had the experience of just feeling really relieved. I think a lot of people felt burnt out and it’s been really comforting to get back in shape so quickly.”

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