The Archives contains thousands of photographs dating back to the founding of the orchestra in 1881. Included are photographs of conductors, musicians, and guest soloists.

Three of the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Music Directors

This photo is of Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Directors Eric Leinsdorf, 1962-1969; Pierre Monteux, 1919-1924; and Charles Munch, 1949-1962.

Boston Symphony Orchestra String Choir 1923-24 Season

The BSO String Choir-- the BSO principal players: (seated, left to right) Georges Fourel, Richard Burgin (Concertmaster), Jean Bedetti, Albert Holy; (standing, left to right) Julius Theodoriwicz and Fernand Thillois.

Music Director Erich Leinsdorf Greets New Orchestra Musicians

(Left to right): Erich Leinsdorf, Giora Bernstein (violin, 1963-1967), Thomas Gauger (percussion, 1963-present), Luis Leguia (cello, 1963-present), Burton Fine (violin, 1963-1964; viola, 1964-present), and Tom Newell (horn, 1963-1972)

Violinist Yehudi Menuhin with Conductor Pierre Monteux
September 20, 1956

BSO conductor Pierre Monteux and violinist Yehudi Menuhin backstage at the Theatre de Champs-Elysees in Paris after a performance dedicated to the memory of the foremost Romanian composer and violinist Georges Enesco--Menuhin performed Brahms' Violin Concerto. Photograph by Ed Fitzgerald, BSO Archives