Boston Symphony Orchestra

Sundays at 1 p.m.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra comes to VPR Classical Sunday afternoons on VPR Classical. You'll hear emerging and established guest conductors, extraordinary soloists and enduring repertoire.

Founded in 1881, the BSO is one of America's "Big Five" orchestras, performing at Boston's Symphony Hall and the Tanglewood Music Center. Thanks to WGBH Boston for partnering with Vermont Public Radio to bring these live performances to VPR Classical listeners.

 

Boston Symphony Orchestra
David Zinman, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C, Op. 61
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor Unfinished  (Eugen Jochum, conductor)

Listen Sunday December 10 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello

Smetana: The Moldau, from My Homeland
Martinu: Fantaisies symphoniques (Symphony No. 6)
Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

Listen Sunday December 3 at 1 p.m.

Decca/Andrew Eccles

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Francois-Xavier Roth, conductor
Renee Fleming, soprano

Debussy: Jeux
Dutilleux: Le Temps l'horloge
Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp (Boston Symphony Chamber Players)
Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne selections
Stravinsky: Petrouchka

Listen Sunday November 26 at 1 p.m.

 

From Tanglewood 2017:
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus Overture
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 83
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 From the New World

Listen Sunday November 19 at 1 p.m.

From Tanglewood 2017
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Ken-David Masur, conductor
Nikolai Lugansky, piano

Aaron Jay Kernis: Musica Celestis
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 26
Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G-sharp minor, Op. 32, No. 12
Tchaikovsky: July, from The Seasons
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 Classical  (Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra; Vinay Parameswaran, conductor)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 Little Russian  (Boston Symphony Orchestra; Ken-David Masur, conductor)

Listen Sunday November 12 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Francois-Xavier Roth, conductor
Elizabeth Rowe, flute; Jessica Zhou, harp

Gossec: Symphonie a 17 parties
Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp in C, K. 299
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 55 Eroica

Listen Sunday November 5 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Bach: Air, from Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068
Haydn: Symphony No. 30 Alleluia
Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 2
Chopin: Etude in F, Op. 10, No. 8 (encore)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13 Winter Dreams

Listen Sunday October 29 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Isabelle Faust, violin; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Bach: Motet, Komm, Jesu, Komm, BWV 229
Bach: Es ist genug, from Cantata BWV 60
Berg: Violin Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Listen Sunday October 22 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Martin Helmchen, piano

Jean-Frederic Neuburger: Aube
Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Schubert: Moments Musicaux, D. 780, No. 4
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 73 Emperor

Listen Sunday October 15 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Ken-David Masur, conductor
Louis Lortie, piano

Liszt: Totentanz
Unsuk Chin: Mannequin
Wagner (transcribed Lortie): Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 97 Rhenish

Listen Sunday October 8 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Pinchas Zukerman, violin and conductor

Tchaikovsky: Melodie
Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C, Op. 48
Elgar: Chanson de la nuit
Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat

Listen Sunday October 1 at 1 p.m.
 

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Jakub Hrusa, conductor
Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin

Smetana: Sarka, from Ma Vlast
Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Janacek: Taras Bulba

Listen Sunday September 24 at 1 p.m.

Mozart's Requiem

Sep 14, 2017
Marco Borggreve / www.andrisnelsons.com

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Radu Lupu, piano; Lucy Crowe, soprano; Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Ben Johnson, tenor; Morris Robinson, bass; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491
Mozart: Requiem

Listen Sunday September 17 at 1 p.m.

Mozart And Bruckner

Sep 7, 2017

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Mitsuko Uchida, piano

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 in A

Listen Sunday September 10 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Katie Van Kooten, soprano; Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Russell Thomas, tenor; John Relyea, bass-baritone; Tanglewood Festival Chorus, James Burton, director

Ives: The Housatonic at Stockbridge from Three Places in New England
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Listen Sunday September 3 at 1 p.m.

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
R. Strauss: An Alpine Symphony

Listen Sunday August 27 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Lahav Shani, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 Great C-major

Listen Sunday August 20 at 1 p.m.

 

Boston Symphony Orchestra

From Tanglewood:
Boston Symphony Orchestra
David Zinman, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor
Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C

Listen Sunday August 13 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Pinchas Zukerman, violin
Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61
Walton: Belshazzar's Feast

Listen Sunday August 6 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Ken-David Masur, conductor
Nikolai Lugansky, piano

Aaron Jay Kernis: Musica Celestis
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 Little Russian

Listen Sunday July 30 at 1 p.m.

 

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