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The Boston Symphony Orchestra
Saturdays at 8pm

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

To learn about BSO NOW, the Boston Symphony Orchestra's online programs for the 2020-2021 season, hear an interview with Music Director Andris Nelsons, and visit the BSO Box Office.

Hear the BSO Channel in the player above, or listen on the CRB Classical app.

Upcoming Broadcasts
  • With the return of concerts with an in-person audience at the summer home of the Boston Symphony, CRB returns to the Berkshires as well, with six weeks of broadcasts from the Koussevitzky Music Shed.
  • In a 2018 concert from Symphony Hall, 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.
  • In an encore broadcast, Lisa Batiashvili is the soloist in Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1, and Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in Copland's verdant…
  • Kicking off the 2021 Tanglewood season is an all-Beethoven concert with Emanuel Ax as the soloist in the Emperor Concerto, and Andris Nelsons conducting the timeless Symphony No. 5.
  • The Latvian violinist is the soloist in Sibelius’s majestic Violin Concerto, and Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in Dvorák’s Symphony No. 6.
  • The Russian pianist takes center stage for Brahms’s monumental Piano Concerto No. 1, and Andris Nelsons conducts Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony.
  • Dutch brothers Lucas and Arthur Jussen are the soloists in Mozart’s Concerto in E-flat for two pianos, and Andris Nelsons conducts pieces by another musical sibling pair: Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn.
  • The superstar violinist is the soloist in the world premiere of John Williams’s Violin concerto No. 2, and Andris Nelsons and John Williams lead the BSO in 20th- and 21st-century pieces by Copland, Stravinsky, and Jessie Montgomery.
  • Yefim Bronfman returns to the Berkshires as the soloist in Beethoven’s impassioned Piano Concerto No. 3, and Andris Nelsons conducts a rhapsodic work by Iman Habibi.
  • BSO Artistic Partner Thomas Adès leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in two symphonies by Haydn plus his own O Albion, and Kirill Gerstein is the soloist in Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano and Winds.
  • Lisa Batiashvili stars in Saint-Saëns’s Violin Concerto No. 3, and guest conductor Alan Gilbert leads an overture by Schumann and Stenhammar’s Serenade.
  • Joshua Bell makes his return to the BSO’s summer home as the soloist in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, and Herbert Blomstedt is the guest conductor for the Symphony No. 7.
  • The renowned cellist makes his anticipated annual appearance, this time as the soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, Karina Canellakis conducts Missy Mazzoli's Sinfonia, and more.
  • The French pianist is the soloist in Ravel’s jazz-infused Piano Concerto in G, plus BSO Assistant Conductor Anna Rakitina conducts Elgar’s Enigma Variations and a suite from Elena Langer’s Figaro Gets a Divorce.
  • In the closing concert of the 2021 season, it’s an all-Brahms concert with Leonidas Kavakos as the soloist in the Violin Concerto and Herbert Blomstedt conducting the Symphony No. 4.