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 and learn more about BSO broadcasts.

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

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See a preview of the 2019 season at Tanglewood, the summer home of the BSO.

Kirill Gerstein
Marco Borggreve

Saturday, December 15
8:00 PM

Encore broadcast from Friday, August 3, 2018

In an encore broadcast from the BSO's 2018 summer season at Tanglewood, Kirill Gerstein is the soloist in Rachmaninoff's powerhouse Piano Concerto No. 2, and Ken-David Masur conducts Stravinsky's epic "The Firebird."

Ken-David Masur, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

GLINKA Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2
STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete)

Wikimedia Commons

Saturday, December 22, 2018
8:00 PM

Seiji Ozawa, conductor

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is known not only for its excellence in Symphony Hall, but also for its timeless recordings, holiday repertoire being no exception. Saturday night at 8, hear three of these recordings, including Tchaikovsky's magical "The Nutcracker."

BACH/STRAVINSKY Chorale Variations on Vom Himmel hoch
TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker, Op. 71
BERLIOZ Overture and "Shepherd's Farewell" from Part 2 of L'enfance du Christ

Susan Graham
B. Ealovega

Saturday, December 29, 2018
8:00 PM

Encore broadcast from Friday, August 24, 2018

In an encore broadcast from Tanglewood, the American mezzo-soprano joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Festival Chorus in Mahler's Symphony No. 3, a musical microcosm of the natural world.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano

MAHLER Symphony No. 3

Shi-Yeon Sung
Karsten Witt Management

Saturday, January 5 and Monday, January 14, 2019
8:00 PM

Shi-Yeon Sung leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in an overture by Fanny Mendelssohn and Felix Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 with guest soloist Ingrid Fliter, culminating with the relentless force of Dvorák's Symphony No. 8.

Shi-Yeon Sung, conductor
Ingrid Fliter, piano

MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 1
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8

Sir Andrew Davis
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, January 12 and Monday, January 21, 2019
8:00 PM

English conductor Andrew Davis leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Vaughan Williams's sweeping Symphony No. 5, and Alessio Bax is the soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24.

Andrew Davis, conductor
Alessio Bax, piano

John HARBISON Symphony No. 2
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor