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
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Helene Grimaud, piano

Eric Nathan: the space of a door
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73

Listen Sunday October 14 at 1 p.m.

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

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

Listen Sunday September 30 at 1 p.m.

Marco Borggreve

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Camilla Tilling, soprano; Thomas Hampson, baritone; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Jorg Widmann: Trauermarsch
Weber: Clarinet Quintet, Op. 34: finale  (Jorg Widmann, clarinet; Signum Quartet)
Brahms: A German Requiem

Listen Sunday September 23 at 1 p.m.

'Leningrad' In Boston

Sep 13, 2018

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Baiba Skride, violin; Harriet Krijgh, cello; Elsbeth Moser, bayan*

Sofia Gubaidulina: Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Bayan*
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 Leningrad

Listen Sunday September 16 at 1 p.m.

*a chromatic button accordian

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Gunther Schuller: Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat, K. 482
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 55 Eroica

Listen Sunday September 9 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
George Benjamin: Dream of the Song  (Bejun Mehta, countertenor; Lorelei Ensemble)
David Lang: I Want to Live  (Lorelei Ensemble)
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Listen Sunday September 2 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Rachel Willis-Sorensen, soprano; Ruxandra Donose, mezzo-soprano; Joseph Kaiser, tenor; Wilhelm Schwinghammer, bass; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Copland: Quiet City
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9  Choral
Liszt: A Faust Symphony: Mephistopheles  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)

Listen Sunday August 26 at 1 p.m.

Yo-Yo Ma Plays Haydn

Aug 16, 2018

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Michael Stern, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Bernstein: On the Waterfront Suite
Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C
John Williams: Heartwood, Rosewood, Pickin'
Respighi: The Pines of Rome
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1: selections

Listen Sunday August 19 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
David Afkham, conductor
Igor Levit, piano

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor

Listen Sunday August 12 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Ingrid Fliter, piano

John Adams: Harmonielehre
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
R. Strauss: Til Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op. 28

Listen Sunday August 5 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

Corigliano: Fantasia on an Ostinato
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
Bach: Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2: Andante
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92

Listen Sunday July 29 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Raquel Lojendio, soprano

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23
Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2
de Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet  (Claudio Abbado, conductor)

Listen Sunday July 22 at 1 p.m.
 

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Tanglewood Encore:
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Gustavo Gimeno, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 Classical
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrouchka

Listen Sunday July 15 at 1 p.m.

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Boston Symphony Orchestra
Ken-David Masur, conductor
Renee Fleming, soprano

Ives: The Unanswered Question
R. Strauss: Four Last Songs
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 Pathetique

Listen Sunday July 8 at 1 p.m.

Schumann And Schubert

Jun 28, 2018

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Jean-Frederic Neuburger, piano

Julian Anderson: Incantesimi
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Faure: Nocturne No. 6 in D-flat, Op. 63
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 The Great C-major

Listen Sunday July 1 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Gidon Kremer, violin

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D, Op. 25 Classical
Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Violin Concerto, Op. 67
Igor Loboda: Requiem for Ukraine
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

Listen Sunday June 24 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Nikolaj Znaider, violin
Julian Anderson: Incantesimi
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77
Bach: Sarabande from Partita No. 2
Britten: 2 Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes  (Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra; Vinay Parameswaren, conductor)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92

Listen Sunday June 17 at 1 p.m.
 

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Cameron Carpenter, organ

Barber: Toccata Festiva
Terry Riley: At the Royal Majestic
Bach: Gigue from French Suite No. 5, BWV 816
Bart Howard (arr. Carpenter): Fly Me to the Moon
Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36

Listen Sunday June 10 at 1 p.m.
 

Thomas Ades Conducts

Jun 8, 2018

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Ades, conductor
Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano; Mark Stone, baritone

Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
Sibelius: Tapiola, Op. 112
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Thomas Ades: Totentanz

Listen Sunday June 3 at 1 p.m.

BSO Soloists

May 25, 2018

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Ken-David Masur, conductor
soloists from the orchestra

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