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.

 

This final concert of the BSO's Tanglewood season features the traditional closer:  Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.  Bernard Haitink conducts the BSO, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, soprano Erin Wall, mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford, tenor Joseph Kaiser, and bass-baritone John Relyea.

Listen Sunday afternoon August 25 at 2.

Live from Tanglewood

Aug 16, 2013

This week the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra of advanced students performs the annual Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert.  Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Mozart's Piano Concert No. 9, played by Emanuel Ax, and Mahler's Symphony No. 1.

Listen Sunday afternoon August 18 at 2.

Christian Zacharias, conductor & pianist

all Beethoven:

Creatures of Prometheus Overture

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 19

Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68  "Pastoral"

Listen Sunday afternoon August 11 at 2.

Charles Dutoit, conductor

Stravinsky: Fireworks

Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104  (Yo-Yo Ma, cello)

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Listen Sunday afternoon August 4 at 2pm

Ludovic Morlot conducts

Dvorak: Carnival Overture

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C,  Op. 26  (Garrick Ohlssohn, piano)

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9  "From the New World"

Listen Sunday afternoon July 28 at 2.

Pinchas Zukerman is featured as conductor, violinist and violist in a baroque program of music by Vivaldi, Telemann and Bach.

Listen Sunday afternoon July 21 at 2.

Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in C minor, RV 199

Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Cello in Bb, RV 547

Bach: Violin Concerto  #2 in E, BWV 1042

Telemann: Viola Concerto in G

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto  #2 in F, BWV 1047

Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos conducts Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite; Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1, with Lynn Harrell; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 8.

Listen Sunday afternoon July 14 at 2.

Music from Disney/Pixar films.

Listen Sunday, June 30, at 1pm.

1:04:37PM      

Randy Newman

music from Toy Story

Boston Pops, Thomas Wilkins, conductor

WCRB Classical New England recording

Label: concert performance recorded on June 5, 2013, at Symphony Hall in Boston

Catalog Number: not commercially available

1:11:38PM      

Thomas Newman

music from Finding Nemo

Boston Pops, Thomas Wilkins, conductor

WCRB Classical New England recording

Music from the Great American Songbook, featuring vocalist Matthew Morrison.

Listen Sunday, June 23, at 1pm.

1:03:05PM

Rimsky-Korsakov

Procession of the Nobles (Cortege from Mlada)

Boston Pops, Keith Lockhart, conductor

WCRB Classical New England recording

Label: concert performance recorded on May 24, 2013, at Symphony Hall in Boston

Catalog Number: not commercially available

1:08:02PM

Whiting/Mercer-Williams

Hooray for Hollywood

Boston Pops, Keith Lockhart, conductor

Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Pops take a nostalgic stroll through the 1960s.

Listen Sunday, June 16, at 1pm.

1:03:30PM

Newman

Theme from How the West Was Won

Boston Pops, Keith Lockhart, conductor

WCRB Classical New England recording

Label: performance recorded on May 22, 2013, at Symphony Hall in Boston

Catalog Number: not commercially available

1:09:04PM

Tiomkin-Reisman

The Green Leaves of Summer, from The Alamo

Boston Pops, Keith Lockhart, conductor

Boston Pops Gospel

Jun 7, 2013

Sunday June 9 2013 at 1pm.

1:04:01PM

Berlioz

Rakoczy March from The Damnation of Faust

Boston Pops, Charles Floyd, conductor

WCRB Classical New England live broadcast

Label: live performance at Symphony Hall in Boston

Catalog Number: not commercially available

1:11:02PM

Bernstein

Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Boston Pops, Charles Floyd, conductor

WCRB Classical New England live broadcast

Label: live performance at Symphony Hall in Boston

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