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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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

Andris Nelsons
Marco Borggreve

Saturday, November 24, and Monday, December 3, 2018
8:00 PM

Andris Nelsons leads an all-Beethoven concert, featuring the lyrical and spirited Symphony No. 4 and the timeless, ominous Symphony No. 5.

Andris Nelsons, conductor

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

Andris Nelsons
Marco Borggreve

Saturday, December 1, and Monday, December 10, 2018
7:30 PM

In the next celebration of the BSO's alliance with the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, Andris Nelsons and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus perform a holiday masterpiece by Leipzig's own J.S. Bach, the "Christmas Oratorio."

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Christine Rice, mezzo-soprano
Sebastian Kohlhepp, tenor
Andrè Schuen, baritone

Tanglewood Festival Chorus
James Burton, conductor

J.S. BACH Christmas Oratorio