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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.

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Upcoming Broadcasts
  • Celebrating the composer's 90th birthday, Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Sofia Gubaidulina's "The Light of the End," as well as Rachmaninoff’s powerfully dramatic Third Symphony, Saturday at 8pm.
  • The celebrated electric bassist is the soloist in his own concerto, "La Lección Tres," and the BSO's Thomas Wilkins conducts music from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's "Hiawatha" and Duke Ellington’s "The River."
  • The Italian pianist is the soloist in the sweeping epic of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Dima Slobodeniouk leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7.
  • BSO Principal Clarinetist William R. Hudgins is the soloist in Mozart’s timeless Clarinet Concerto, and Ton Koopman leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2.
  • The Swedish trumpeter is the soloist in Jörg Widmann's Towards Paradise, a BSO co-commission, and Andris Nelsons conducts Mahler’s vision of nature, life, and transformation, the First Symphony.
  • The Boston Symphony's Music Director leads the orchestra through the rustic serenity of the German composer's Serenade No. 2, as well as his roiling and triumphant First Symphony.
  • The American violinist returns to the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, with Andris Nelsons also conducting Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 and a world premiere by HK Gruber.
  • The legendary pianist joins the BSO as the soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 4, plus Andris Nelsons conducts a world premiere by Julia Adolphe.
  • In her Boston Symphony Orchestra debut, conductor Elim Chan leads two powerhouse works: Tchaikovsky’s Little Russian Symphony and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with soloist Igor Levit.
  • BSO Artistic Partner Thomas Adès conducts an evening of modern pieces, including Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand and his own Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, both with soloist Kirill Gerstein.
  • The Czech conductor returns to Symphony Hall to lead the BSO in an all-Czech program of Dvorák’s Symphony No. 6 and Janáček’s "Glagolitic Mass," with a cast of singers and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.
  • Philippe Jordan makes his BSO debut conducting an all-Russian program of Borodin, a suite from Prokofiev’s "Romeo and Juliet," and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with soloist Yefim Bronfman.
  • German pianist Martin Helmchen returns to Symphony Hall as the soloist in Mozart’s effervescent Piano Concerto No. 17, and Herbert Blomstedt leads the BSO in Bruckner’s colossal "Romantic" Symphony.
  • Andris Nelsons conducts a program of 20th- and 21st-century works by Pärt and Stravinsky, plus Baiba Skride is the soloist in Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and soprano Anu Komsi sings in the orchestral world premiere of Saariaho’s "Saarikoski Songs."
  • The Greek violinist joins the Boston Symphony as the soloist in the American premiere of Unsuk Chin’s "Shards of Silence" Violin Concerto, and Andris Nelsons conducts Ives and Berlioz’s otherworldly "Symphonie fantastique."
  • Andris Nelsons conducts the Austrian composer’s 1925 opera "Wozzeck," starring soprano Christine Goerke as Marie and baritone Bo Skovhus as the title character.
  • Antonio Pappano conducts the BSO in Britten’s mighty "War Requiem," with a cast of singers, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and the Boston Symphony Children’s Choir.
  • The BSO Assistant Conductor conducts a modern work by American composer Ellen Reid and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 7, and pianist Alexandre Kantorow makes his BSO debut as the soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
  • The American violinist returns to the Boston Symphony as the soloist in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, and Alan Gilbert conducts the American premiere of a work by Bernard Rands and Debussy’s "La Mer."
  • In the first of two all-Strauss concerts, Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in three works by the German composer: "Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks," Symphonic Fantasy on "Die Frau ohne Schatten," and "Symphonia domestica."
  • In the final of two all-Strauss concerts, Music Director Andris Nelsons conducts selections from "Salome," with soprano Marlis Petersen, and the German composer’s panoramic "An Alpine Symphony."