The Boston Symphony Orchestra

Saturdays at 8pm
  • Hosted by Ron Della Chiesa

WCRB brings you performances from Symphony Hall every Saturday at 8pm , with host Ron Della Chiesa.

See a list of past BSO concert broadcasts here.

For the full schedule of Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, and Tanglewood concerts, visit the BSO Box Office.

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Hannu Lintu
Veikko Kahkonen

Monday, October 22, 2018
8:00 PM

Recorded on Saturday, October 13

For the opening of the 2018-2019 season, Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu makes his Boston Symphony Orchestra debut in works that showcase the virtuosity of the musicians of the BSO.

Hannu Lintu, conductor

STRAVINSKY Symphonies of Wind Instruments
TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings
BARTOK Concerto for Orchestra

Andris Nelsons
Marco Borggreve

Saturday, October 27, and Monday, November 5, 2018
8:00 PM

In his first concert of the 2018-2019 season, Andris Nelsons conducts Mahler's epic portrayal of life, the afterlife, and the solace found in both.

Andris Nelsons and James Burton, conductors

Ying Fang, soprano
Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano
Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Maija EINFELDE Lux aeterna, for unaccompanied chorus
MAHLER Symphony No. 2, Resurrection

Andris Nelsons
Marco Borggreve

Saturday, November 3, and Monday, November 12, 2018
8:00 PM

Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in Mark-Anthony Turnage's tribute to the late son of guitarist John Scofield, alongside the playful wit of a symphony by Haydn and Elgar's majestic "Enigma" Variations.

Andris Nelsons, conductor

HAYDN Symphony No. 93
Mark-Anthony TURNAGE Remembering: In Memoriam Evan Scofield (American premiere; BSO co-commission)
ELGAR Enigma Variations

Andris Nelsons
Marco Borggreve

Saturday, November 10, and Monday, November 19, 2018
8:00 PM

In one of the centerpieces of Russian orchestral grace, Andris Nelsons conducts the BSO in Act II of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," plus the American premiere of a work by Latvian composer Andris Dzenītis.

Andris Nelsons, conductor

Andris DZENĪTIS Māra (American premiere; BSO co-commission)
TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker, Act II

Håkan Hardenberger
Marco Borggreve

Saturday, November 17, and Monday, November 26, 2018
8:00 PM

The Swedish trumpeter is the guest soloist in HK Gruber's "Aerial," an ethereal yet virtuosic illustration of our planet from perspectives near and far, and Andris Nelsons conducts Mahler's expressive Symphony No. 5.

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet

HK GRUBER Aerial, Concerto for trumpet and orchestra
MAHLER Symphony No. 5