Highlights of Your Membership Benefits

Advance Ticket Ordering Privileges
Friends of the BSO at all levels are entitled to purchase tickets prior to the public on-sale date. Advance sale dates and seating priority are determined by membership level, with highest membership levels given first priority. Ticketing information and on-sale dates will be mailed out prior to the public sale.

  • Friends at the $100 Friend level and above receive advance ticket ordering privileges to BSO tickets, prior to the public on-sale date
  • Friends at the $500 Sonata level and above also receive advance ordering privileges for Holiday Pops and Tanglewood tickets
  • Friends at the $750 Music and $1,500 Munch Circle levels receive access to a SymphonyCharge hotline and free exchanges of tickets for the 2017-18 BSO season

Working Rehearsals and Other Exclusive Events
Throughout each season, the BSO holds several special events exclusively for Friends. You will receive invitations to all of the events that you are eligible to attend. For more information on upcoming donor events, click here.

  • Friends at the $100 Friend level and above receive free admission for two to your choice of a BSO or Boston Pops Friends-only Working Rehearsal
  • Friends at the $200 Duet level and above receive free admission for two to both BSO and Boston Pops Friends-only Working Rehearsals 
  • Friends at the $500 Sonata level and above receive an invitation to one of three Talks and Tours at Symphony Hall
  • Friends at the $750 Music level and above receive free admission for four to both BSO and Boston Pops Friends-only Working Rehearsals
  • Friends at the $1,500 Munch Circle level and above receive an invitation to all three Talks and Tour sand free admission for four to both BSO and Boston Pops Friends-only Working Rehearsals
  • Friends at the $4,000 Higginson Society level and above receive an invitation to the annual Higginson Society Dinner, "Meet the Musicians"
  • Friends at the $6,000 Higginson Society Sponsor level and above receive access to intimate gatherings with Boston Symphony Orchestra musicians

Friends Helpline
The Friends Office Helpline can assist you in getting the most from your Friends membership, from questions about upcoming Friends-only events, to information about advance ticket opportunities. 

  • Friends at all levels have access to the Friends Helpline at 617-638-9276

Merchandise Discounts
The Symphony Shop and the Tanglewood Glass Houses are the official gift shops of the BSO. Both offer a multitude of BSO merchandise including clothing, recordings, videos, novelties, and d├ęcor.

  • Friends at all levels are entitled to a 10% discount at the Symphony Shop and the Tanglewood Glass Houses

Beranek Room Access
The Beranek Room is the BSO's donors-only lounge where Society-level donors can relax, enjoy a complimentary beverage, and meet other Friends prior to a concert or during intermission.

  • Friends at the $1,500 Charles Munch Circle level receive a one-time pass for pre-concert and intermission access to the Beranek Room
  • Friends at the $4,000 Higginson Society level and above receive season-long access to the Beranek Room

Concierge Ticket Assistance
The BSO's Concierge Ticket Assistance Program provides donors with an exclusive, dedicated ticket agent to help them with their ticketing needs.

  • Friends at the $4,000 Higginson Society level and above receive concierge ticket assistance

Friends of the BSO at all levels are entitled to purchase tickets prior to the public on-sale date. Advance sale dates and seating priority are determined by membership level, with highest membership levels given first priority. Ticketing information and on-sale dates will be mailed out prior to the public sale.