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

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.

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.

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