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.

 

Mozart's Requiem

Apr 27, 2017

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: Horn Quintet, K. 407  (Boston Symphony Chamber Players)
Mozart: Requiem, K. 626

Mozart & Bruckner

Apr 20, 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 April 23 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello

Smetana: The Moldau (Vltava)
Martinu: Symphony No. 6
Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

Listen Sunday April 16 at 1 p.m.

French Music

Apr 7, 2017

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Renaud Capucon, violin

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole
Dutilleux: Symphony No. 2 Le double
Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane Suite No. 2

Listen Sunday April 9 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Francois-Xavier Roth, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Berlioz: Corsair Overture
Matthias Pintscher: un despertar, for cello and orchestra
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 Pastoral

Listen Sunday April 2 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Haydn: Symphony No. 60 Il Distratto
Debussy: Three Nocturnes
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92

Listen Sunday March 26 at 1 p.m.
 

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano; Men of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 in C, Op. 52
Busoni: Piano Concerto in C, Op. 39 (with Men's Chorus)

Listen Sunday March 19 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Listen Sunday March 12 at 1 p.m.

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

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

Listen Sunday March 5 at 1 p.m.
 

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 February 26 at 1 p.m.
 

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Bejun Mehta, countertenor; Lorelei Ensemble (women's choir)

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
George Benjamin: Dream of the Song
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Listen Sunday February 19 at 1 p.m.
 

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Alina Ibragimova, violin

Haydn: Symphony No 26  Lamentatione
Haydn: Violin Concerto No. 1
Hartmann: Concerto funebre
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36

Listen Sunday February 12 at 1 p.m.

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

Julian Anderson: Incantesimi
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Schubert: Symphony No. 9  Great C-major

Listen Sunday February 5 at 1 p.m.
 

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Gidon Kremer, violin

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

Listen Sunday January 29 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

Listen Sunday January 22 at 1 p.m.
 

BSO Soloists

Jan 12, 2017

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Ken-David Masur, conductor

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C, Op. 15
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92

Listen Sunday January 8 at 1 p.m.

From Tanglewood 2016
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Tanglewood Festival Chorus; Rachel Willis-Sorensen, soprano; Ruxandra Dunose, mezzo-soprano; Joseph Kaiser, tenor; Wilhelm Schwinghammer, bass.

Copland: Quiet City
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Mahler: Symphony No. 4, first movement  (Seiji Ozawa, conductor)
Dvorak: Carnival Overture  (Seiji Ozawa, conductor)

Listen Sunday January 1 at 1 p.m.

Holiday Pops!

Dec 23, 2016

Boston Pops Orchestra & Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Keith Lockhart, conductor

Music for the season.

Listen Sunday December 25 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Kristine Opolais, soprano; Jonas Kaufmann, tenor

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