New BSO conductor shows wild side

Pedro Martinez gives BSO conductor Andris Nelsons some pointers before the baton twirler throws out the first (Photo: Stu Rosner)
Pedro Martinez gives BSO conductor Andris Nelsons some pointers before the baton twirler throws out the first (Photo: Stu Rosner)

Before he threw out the first pitch at Fenway the other night, new BSO music director Andris Nelsons got a little instruction from none other than Pedro Martinez. The former Sox ace showed the baton twirler how to grip the ball. But it didn’t help. The Latvian conductor uncorked one way over the catcher’s head.

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