BSO 101 at Symphony Hall
BSO 101-a free adult education series at Symphony Hall on Five Wednesday evenings, 5:30-7PM
BSO 101: Are You Listening? returns in 2018-19, again offering the opportunity to increase your enjoyment of BSO concerts.
These five sessions with BSO Director of Program Publications Marc Mandel (11/14 & 2/13), Associate Director of Program Publications Robert Kirzinger (10/17, 1/16 & 4/3), and members 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 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 most BSO 101 sessions (except for the January 16 session). Though admission to the BSO 101 session is free, we request that you make a reservation to secure your place online or by calling SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200.
Group rates (20 or more people) apply; for details, please call 617-638-9345.
5:30-7pm at Symphony Hall
Wednesday, January 16: Symphonic Shifts—Haydn, Brahms, Sibelius, Copland (No Tour after this session)
with Robert Kirzinger and a BSO member to be announced
HAYDN Symphony No. 44, Trauer (BSO concerts of January 31 and February 1, 2 & 5, 2019)
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 (BSO concerts of January 17, 18, 19, & 22, 2019)
SIBELIUS Symphonies 6 & 7 (BSO concerts of January 24, 25, 26 & 29, 2019)
COPLAND Symphony No. 3 (BSO concerts of February 7, 8, 9 and 12, 2019)
Wednesday, February 13: Orchestral Palettes II—Debussy, Puccini, Adès, Strauss
with Marc Mandel and a BSO member to be announced
There will be no Symphony Hall Tour after the February 13 BSO 101 Session.
DEBUSSY Nocturnes (BSO concerts of February 11 & 13, 2019)
PUCCINI Suor Angelica (BSO concerts of February 11 & 13, 2019)
Thomas ADÈS Piano Concerto / world premiere; BSO commission (BSO concerts of March 7, 8 & 9, 2019)
STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra (BSO concerts of March 14, 15 & 16, 2019)
Wednesday, April 3: 20th-Century Masters—Stravinsky and Shostakovich
with Robert Kirzinger and a BSO member to be a announced
STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring (BSO concerts of April 5, 6 & 9, 2019)
STRAVINSKY Petrushka (BSO concerts of May 2, 3 & 4, 2019)
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 15 (BSO concerts of April 25, 26, 27 & 30, 2019)