Boston Symphony OrchestraFormed 1881
The Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is an American orchestra based in Boston, Massachusetts. It is one of the five major American symphony orchestras commonly referred to as the "Big Five". Founded in 1881, the BSO plays most of its concerts at Boston's Symphony Hall and in the summer performs at Tanglewood.
Andris Nelsons is the current music director of the BSO. Bernard Haitink currently holds the title of conductor emeritus of the BSO, and Seiji Ozawa has the title of BSO music director laureate.
Past BBC Events
Proms 2018: Prom 69: Boston Symphony Orchestra Bernstein and Shostakovich
Proms 2018: Prom 67: Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Proms 2015: Prom 51: Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons
Proms 2015: Prom 49: Mahler – Symphony No. 6
Proms 2007: Prom 71
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'An opera about an opera'
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Paul Lewis: how can life shape the way we hear music?
Claire Booth: is the scherzo from Bruckner's 8th Symphony in 3/4 or 6/8?
Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A major – excerpt (Prom 74)
Brahms: Variations on the St Anthony Chorale, Op 56a – excerpt (Prom 74)
Sir Simon Rattle on orchestras and fine wines