“When the Boston Symphony Orchestra and music director Andris Nelsons welcome listeners back to Symphony Hall on Sept. 30 for the first time in 18 months, they will do so with Beethoven’s ‘The Consecration of the House’ overture, the work that raised the curtain on the orchestra’s debut concert, in 1881,” writes A.Z. Madonna in Friday’s (6/18) Boston Globe. “Subsequent weeks include plentiful Strauss, all the Russians you’d expect (Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff), and a handful of newer pieces…. No vocal works are scheduled until midwinter, when the Tanglewood Festival Chorus returns … with Janáček’s ‘Glagolitic Mass,’ conducted by Jakub Hrusa…. Nelsons also conducts a concert performance of Berg’s ‘Wozzeck.’ … Among other conductors’ programs, highlights include a program of music by Black composers led by BSO Family Concerts conductor Thomas Wilkins … and the long-awaited subscription debut of BSO assistant conductor Anna Rakitina…. Some notable pieces originally slated for the scrapped 2020-21 in-person season will get their due this year, namely Bernard Rands’s ‘Symphonic Fantasy’ … and Julia Adolphe’s ‘Makeshift Castle.’ ” The BSO will premiere the orchestral version of Kaija Saariaho’s Saarikoski Songs with soprano Anu Komsi, and the Boston Symphony Chamber Players will premiere a new work by Michael Gandolfi.