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

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.

Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Veronika Eberle, violin

Ginastera: Variaciones concertantes
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F, Op.68  Pastoral

Listen Sunday July 31 at 1 p.m.
 

The BSO At Tanglewood

Jul 20, 2016
Boston Symphony Orchestra

Broadcasts from the Boston Symphony Orchestra's 2016 Tanglewood season begin Sunday.
Gustavo Gimeno, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1  Classical
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite

Listen Sunday July 24 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
Schubert: Trout Quintet excerpts
Elgar: Chanson de nuit
Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat

Listen Sunday July 10 at 1 p.m.
 

 

Dvorak And Beethoven

Jun 30, 2016

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Dvorak: Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44
Dvorak: Nocturne for Strings in B, Op. 40
Dvorak: Serenade for Strings in E, Op. 22
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 73  Emperor  (Martin Helmchen, piano; Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor)

Listen Sunday July 3 at 1 p.m.

 

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Francois-Xavier Roth, conductor
Renee Fleming, soprano

Debussy: Jeux
Dutilleux: Le Temps l'horloge
Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne
Stravinsky: Petrouchka

Listen Sunday June 26 at 1 p.m.
 

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Francois-Xavier Roth, conductor
Elizabeth Rowe, flute; Jessica Zhou, harp

Gossec: Symphony in 17 Parts
Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp in C, K. 299
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 55  Eroica

Listen Sunday June 19 at 1 p.m.

Boston Pops Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Sutton Foster, vocalist

Broadway favorites.

Listen Sunday June 12 at 1 p.m.

Boston Pops Orchestra
John Williams and Keith Lockhart, conductors

Music from films, featuring scores by John Williams.

Listen Sunday June 5 at 1 p.m.

Boston Pops Orchestra
David Charles Abell, conductor
Nicole Cabell, soprano; Nmon Ford, baritone
Charles Albright, piano

all Gershwin, including music from Porgy and Bess and Rhapsody in Blue

Listen Sunday May 29 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Evgeny Kissin, piano

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9, Op. 70
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Listen Sunday May 22 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Haydn: Symphony No. 30 Alleluia
Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 2
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 Winter Daydreams

Listen Sunday May 15 at 1 p.m.
 

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Maria Joao Pires, piano

Schumann: Manfred Overture
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Listen Sunday May 8 at 1 p.m.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Kristine Opolais, soprano

Dutilleux: Metaboles
Rachmaninoff: How fair this place, Op. 21, No. 7
Tchaikovsky: Letter Scene from Eugene Onegin
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin selections (Bernard Haitink, conductor)
Debussy: La Mer
Ravel: La Valse

Listen Sunday May 1 at 1 p.m.

 

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