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.

Thomas Wilkins
Boston Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, March 23, and Monday, April 1, 2019
8:00 PM

Thomas Wilkins leads the Boston Symphony in a rich program of rarely-heard masterpieces that reflect the broad spectrum of the American experience.

Thomas Wilkins, conductor
James Carter, saxophones

Adolphus HAILSTORK An American Port of Call
Roberto SIERRA Concerto for Saxophones and Orchestra
PRICE "Symphonic Reflections" from Symphony No. 3
ELLINGTON A Tone Parallel to Harlem (Harlem Suite)

Rudolf Buchbinder
Marco Borggreve

Saturday, March 30
8:00 PM

Encore broadcast from Sunday, July 8, 2018

In an encore broadcast from the Boston Symphony Orchestra's 2018 summer season, Rudolf Buchbinder is the guest soloist in Brahms's mighty Piano Concerto No. 1, and Andris Nelsons continues the orchestra's dive into Shostakovich's symphonic catalog with his Symphony No. 5.

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1

Gustavo Dudamel
Nohely Oliveros

Saturday, April 6, and Monday, April 15, 2019
8:00 PM

The Venezuelan conductor leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a celebration of spring, featuring Schumann's verdant "Spring" Symphony and Stravinsky's pioneering masterpiece, "The Rite of Spring."

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

SCHUMANN Symphony No. 1, Spring
STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

Gustavo Dudamel
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

Saturday, April 13, and Monday, April 22, 2019
8:00 PM

Gustavo Dudamel leads the Boston Symphony in Ginastera's First Piano Concerto with soloist Sergio Tiempo, as well as Estévez's Cantata Criolla with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Sergio Tiempo, piano

Aquiles Machado, tenor
Gustavo Castillo, baritone
Tanglewood Festival Chorus,
   James Burton, conductor

Paul DESENNE El Caimán
GINASTERA Piano Concerto No. 1
ESTÉVEZ Cantata Criolla

Andrew Manze
Chris Christodoulou

Saturday, April 20, and Monday, April 29, 2019
8:00 PM

British conductor Andrew Manze leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Mendelssohn's mellifluous tribute to the Protestant Reformation, and Francesco Piemontesi is the guest soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 19.

Andrew Manze, conductor
Francesco Piemontesi, piano

BACEWICZ Concerto for String Orchestra
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 19 in F
MENDELSSOHN, Symphony No. 5, Reformation