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The Boston Symphony Orchestra
Saturdays and Mondays at 8pm

CRB brings you performances at Symphony Hall, with host Brian McCreath, on Saturdays at 8pm.

To learn more about hearing BSO concerts in person, visit the BSO Box Office.

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

Learn more about the 2024 summer season at Tanglewood and the 2024-2025 season at Symphony Hall.

Learn more about the legacy of BSO Music Director Serge Koussevitzky for the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Read an appreciation of the late Seiji Ozawa, Music Director Laureate of the BSO.

Watch Beyond the Baton: A Conductor's Journey, a PBS profile of Thomas Wilkins, BSO Artistic Advisor for Education and Community Engagement.

Upcoming Broadcasts
  • In an encore broadcast from the 2023 Tanglewood season, Susanna Mälkki guest conducts the BSO in Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra, and Seong-Jin Cho is the soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9.
  • In an encore broadcast from the 2023 Tanglewood season, Andris Nelson leads the BSO in Carlos Simon's "Four Black American Dances" and piano concertos by Gershwin and Saint-Saëns with soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
  • In an all-Beethoven program Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony kick off the 2024 Tanglewood season in an All-Beethoven program that includes the composer’s Violin Concerto, with soloist Hilary Hahn, and the emotionally expansive “Eroica” Symphony.
  • Keith Lockhart leads the Pops and a cast of Broadway superstars in selections from such Tony-winning musicals as "Hamilton", "In the Heights", "The Light in the Piazza", "Kimberly Akimbo", "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder", "The Band's Visit", and "Dear Evan Hansen".
Previous and On-Demand Broadcasts
  • In an encore broadcast from the 2023 Tanglewood season, Anna Rakitina conducts the BSO in Prokofiev's Suite from "Romeo and Juliet," as well as Ellen Reid's "When the World as You've Known It Doesn't Exist," and Joshua Bell is the soloist in Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1.
  • In an encore broadcast from the 2023 Tanglewood season, David Afkham conducts the BSO in Mozart and Wagner, with Martin Helmchen as the soloist.
  • In an encore broadcast from the 2023 Tanglewood season, Xian Zhang leads the BSO in a pastoral program including Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring" and Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 9, "From the New World."
  • In an encore broadcast from the 2023 Tanglewood season, Thomas Wilkins leads the BSO at Tanglewood, with music by Duke Ellington, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Jeff Midkiff is the soloist in his own Mandolin Concerto "From the Blue Ridge."
  • In an encore broadcast from the 2023 Tanglewood season, Andris Nelsons leads the BSO and Tanglewood Festival Chorus in Beethoven's "Leonore" Overture No. 3 and Orff's "Carmina Burana," starring acclaimed soloists Reginald Mobley, Erin Morley, and Will Liverman.
  • In an encore broadcast from the 2023 Tanglewood season, Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in Wynton Marsalis's "Herald, Holler, and Hallelujah," Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, and pianist Daniil Trifonov joins for Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3.
  • Andris Nelsons conducts Berlioz's musical depiction of Shakespeare's tale of star-crossed lovers, with mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges, tenor Nicholas Phan, bass-baritone John Relyea, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.
  • Thomas Rolfs is the soloist in Detlev Glanert’s eclectic and dramatic Trumpet Concerto, and Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony in works by Gubaidulina and Prokofiev.
  • Hahn returns to Symphony Hall as the soloist in Brahms’s Violin Concerto, and Andris Nelsons conducts Mozart’s Symphony No. 33 and Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s "Archora," inspired by the primordial energy of her Icelandic homeland.
  • Andris Nelsons leads the BSO, pianist Yuja Wang, and ondes Martenot player Cécile Lartigau in Olivier Messiaen's wildly kaleidoscopic expression of love, nature, and spirituality, "Turangalîla-symphonie."