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

Saturday night at 8, 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.

Mortiz Gnann
BSO / Hilary Scott

Monday, October 15, 2018
8:00 PM

Recorded on May 4, 2018

Moritz Gnann, conductor
John Ferrillo, oboe

GABRIELI Canzoni for brass instruments
MARCELLO Oboe Concerto in C minor
ROSSINI Excerpts from The Barber of Seville, for wind instruments
MOZART Symphony No. 40

Hear an interview with John Ferrillo, recorded before the BSO winds performed Mozart's Gran Partita:

Garrick Ohlsson
Dario Acosta

Saturday, October 20, and Monday, October 29, 2018
8:00 PM

Garrick Ohlsson is the guest soloist in Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1, encapsulating the full spectrum of human expression, and Ken-David Masur leads works by Harbison and Prokofiev.

Ken-David Masur, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano

HARBISON Remembering Gatsby (Foxtrot for Orchestra)
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 1
PROKOFIEV Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet


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