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.

 

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

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Nicolai: Merry Wives of Windsor Overture
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat, K. 482
Debussy: La Mer
Ravel: Bolero
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin  (Bernard Haitink, conductor)

Listen Sunday December 11 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
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9  From the New World

Listen Sunday December 4 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 November 27 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 November 20 at 1 p.m.

Thomas Ades Conducts

Nov 10, 2016

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Ades, conductor

Britten: Sinfonia da requiem, Op. 20
Sibelius: Tapiola, Op. 112
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes  (Leonard Bernstein, conductor)
Ades: Totentanz  (Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano; Mark Stone, baritone)

Listen Sunday November 13 at 1 p.m.

Bluebeard's Castle

Nov 4, 2016

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Ildiko Komlosi, mezzo-soprano; Matthias Goerne, baritone

Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat, K. 543
Bartok: Bluebeard's Castle

Listen Sunday November 6 at 1 p.m.

Holst's Planets

Oct 30, 2016

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor

Walton: Portsmouth Point Overture
Elgar: Cello Concerto  (Yo-Yo Ma, cello)
Holst: The Planets  (Women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus)

Listen Sunday October 30 at 1 p.m.
 

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Jakub Hrusa, conductor
Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin

Smetana: Sarka, from Ma Vlast
Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2
Bach: Sonata for Solo Violin in A minor, BWV 1003: 4th movement
Smetana: Vltava (Moldau) from Ma Vlast  (Rafael Kubelik, conductor)
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Janacek: Taras Bulba

Listen Sunday October 23 at 1 p.m.

 

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Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano; Camilla Tilling, soprano; Thomas Hampson, baritone; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Jorg Widmann: Trauermarsch (Funeral March)
Brahms: A German Requiem

Listen Sunday October 16 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Chamber Players
Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

Listen Sunday October 9 at 1 p.m.

A New Season Begins

Sep 29, 2016

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Lang Lang, piano

Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition

Listen Sunday October 2 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor

R. Strauss: Macbeth
Dvorak: Othello Overture
George Tsontakis: Sonnets  (Robert Sheena, English horn)
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy

Listen Sunday September 25 at 1 p.m.
 

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Abigail Fischer, mezzo-soprano; women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus; and actors Karen McDonald, Carson Elrod, Antonio Weissinger and Will Lyman.

Weber: Oberon Overture
Hans Werner Henze: Symphony No. 8
Mendelssohn: Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream

Listen Sunday September 11 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Thomas Rolfs, trumpet; Robert Sheena, English horn
Rachel Willis-Sorensen, soprano; Ruxandra Donose, mezzo-soprano; Joseph Kaiser, tenor; Wilhelm Schwinghammer, bass; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Copland: Quiet City
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Listen Sunday September 4 at 1 p.m.

From Tanglewood:
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Robert Sheena, English horn; Dejan Lazic, piano

Berlioz: Beatrice and Benedict Overture
Tsontakis: Sonnets, Concerto for English Horn
Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 5  Egyptian
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet selections

Listen Sunday August 28 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
David Afkham, conductor
Igor Levit, piano

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120

Listen Sunday August 21 at 1 p.m.

From Tanglewood:
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Moritz Gnann, conductor
Nelson Freire, piano

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat, K. 271
Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Listen Sunday August 14 at 1 p.m.

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Listen Sunday August 7 at 1 p.m.

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