BSO 101 at Symphony Hall

BSO 101: Are You Listening? returns in 2017-18, again offering the opportunity to increase your enjoyment of BSO concerts.
These four sessions with BSO Director of Program Publications Marc Mandel, joined by a member of the BSO, are designed to enhance your listening abilities and appreciation of music. Each session focuses on upcoming BSO repertoire, examining and illuminating aspects of musical shape and form, and of the composers' individual musical styles. Each session also includes recorded musical examples and is self-contained, so no prior musical training, or attendance at any previous session, is required.

A free tour of Symphony Hall is offered immediately following each BSO 101 session. Though admission to the BSO 101 session is free, we request that you make a reservation to secure your place. Group rates (20 or more people) apply; for details, please call 617-638-9345.

Wednesday, October 4: How Symphonies Sound: Schumann, Bruckner, Rachmaninoff
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 1, Spring (BSO concerts of Oct. 12-14, 2017)
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4, Romantic (BSO concerts of Nov. 21-25, 2017)
RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 (BSO concerts of Oct. 5-7, 2017)

Wednesday, January 10: Symphonic Extremes: Mozart, Beethoven, Mahler, Shostakovich
MOZART Symphony No. 23 (BSO concerts of Mar. 29-Apr. 1, 2018)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8 (BSO concerts of Jan. 25-27, 2018)
MAHLER Symphony No. 3 (BSO concerts of Jan. 18-20, 2018)
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 14 (BSO concerts of Feb. 1-3)

Wednesday, March 14: Leonard Bernstein as Symphonist
BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 3, Kaddish (BSO concerts of Mar. 15-17, 2018)
BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety (BSO concerts of Mar. 22-27, 2018)
Wednesday, April 18: Hearing Brahms
BRAHMS Violin Concerto (BSO concerts of Apr. 26-28, 2018)
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2 (BSO concerts of May 1-5, 2018)
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 (BSO concerts of May 1-5, 2018)