BSO Family Concerts

[BSO Education] The BSO's Family Concert Series provides engaging, age-appropriate, educational orchestral concert experiences especially for children ages 3-8 and their families.


BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall.

BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connections to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, and Symphony Hall. The BSO offers three Family Concert programs per year, one of which is performed by the BSO and conducted by Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins, the other two of which are performed by the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) as part of a larger organizational partnership. More information may be found at in the fall.

Please note: BSO Family Concerts will be 50 minutes to one hour in duration.

2018-19 Upcoming Date(s)

Sunday, March 17, 12noon & 3pm 
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO)
Federico Cortese, conductor
Edward Berkeley, Stage Director

MOZART The Magic Flute

Don't miss this special version of Mozart's opera devised by Federico Cortese for children ages 6 and older, and sung in English. 

The performances of The Magic Flute are supported by generous contributions from: 
Miss Wallace M. Leonard Foundation, RoAnn Costin and the E. Nakamichi Foundation


Saturday, March 30, 10am & 12noon 
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, BSO Germeshausen
    Youth and Family Concerts Conductor

"Rule No. 1: Always Take the Scenic Route"

We are now living in an instant age. So many things can happen so quickly that we forget that life is as much about the journey as it is about the destination. This program demonstrates the many ways composers use music and the voice of the orchestra to remind us that in addition to things we want to achieve, there are also many things we need to observe and behold.

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Procession of the Nobles, from Mlada
GROFÉ Sunrise, from Grand Canyon Suite
BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes: Storm, from Peter Grimes
ROSSINI Overture to William Tell
ELGAR Nimrod, from the Enigma Variations
David DZUBAY Ra!
RESPIGHI Pines of the Appian Way, from Pines of Rome


Saturday, April 13, 12noon
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO)
Marta Żurad, conductor
Matt Roberts, magician
"Suite Surprise"


3-Concert Subscription Series on Sale Now:
$60 per adult; children 18 and under free

(limit four per family; $10 per ticket for more than 4 children) 
To purchase series, call SymphonyCharge at 617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200.

Individual tickets on Sale August 13, 10AM:
$20 per adult; children 18 and under are free

(limit four per family)


[BSO]VIDEO: Boston Symphony and Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras Partnership

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Federico Cortese talks about the new partnership between the Boston Symphony and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras.