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

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.

 

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

John Williams: Markings (world premiere)
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Listen Sunday July 23 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra

From Tanglewood:
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Daniel Lozakovich, violin; Kristine Opolais, soprano

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3
Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Listen Sunday July 16 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Moritz Gnann, conductor
Menahem Pressler, piano

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, K. 595
Chopin: Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. posth.
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 From the New World

Listen Sunday July 9 at 1 p.m.

A preview of the BSO's upcoming summer season at Tanglewood.

Listen Sunday July 2 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 June 25 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Helene Grimaud, piano

Timo Andres: Everything Happens So Much
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 83
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Listen Sunday June 18 at 1 p.m.

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 June 11 at 1 p.m.

Yo-Yo Ma Plays Elgar

Jun 2, 2017

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Walton: Portsmouth Point Overture
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
Holst: The Planets

Listen Sunday June 4 at 1 p.m.

Mozart And Bruckner

May 26, 2017

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Malcolm Lowe, violin; Steven Ansell, viola

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E-flat, K. 364
Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Listen Sunday May 28 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Javier Perianes, piano
Daniela Mack, mezzo-soprano; Benjamin Hulett, tenor; Francois Piolino, tenor; Jean-Luc Ballestra, baritone; David Wilson-Johnson, bass-baritone

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
De Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Chopin: Nocturne No. 20 in C-sharp minor, Op. posth. (encore)
Ravel: L'heure espagnole

Listen Sunday May 21 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Kristine Opolais, soprano

Shostakovich: King Lear Incidental Music, Op. 58a
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.4 in G minor, Op. 40
Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Listen Sunday May 14 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op. 96
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Takemitsu: Nostalgia (in memory of Andrei Tarkovskii) for Violin and Strings
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6, Op. 54

Listen Sunday May 7 at 1 p.m.

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.

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