October 15, 2013
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Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff
After suffering a concussion that caused him to miss Tanglewood, Andris Nelsons met the Boston Symphony Orchestra Tuesday for a rehearsal.
This was his first rehearsal at Symphony Hall since being named the orchestra’s music director.
At 10:30, Nelsons, wearing a Tanglewood shirt, walked on stage, spoke of his excitement of arriving in Boston, and said, “Let’s start with Brahms.”
Nelsons found it hard to sit on the stool provided for him, leaping up at dramatic moments and swaying during Brahm’s “Symphony No. 3.”
He smiled often as he worked through the piece, which will be part of a program to be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
The new director had a quiet moment before rehearsal at Boston Symphony.