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
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.

 

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.

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