Concert for Our City

Thomas Wilkins

Concert for Our City
Part of a series of free BSO musical offerings throughout greater Boston and in Tanglewood

In response to the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s cancellation of its four-city tour to East Asia (Seoul, Taipei, Hong Kong, and Shanghai), which was to have taken place February 6–16, the management of the orchestra has added to its performance schedule a series of free musical offerings that will culminate in a Boston Symphony Orchestra community concert, under the direction of Thomas Wilkins, BSO Youth and Family Conductor, on Sunday, February 16, at 3pm, at Symphony Hall in Boston. Leading up to this concert will be a series of free pop-up concerts featuring members of the BSO that will take place throughout Greater Boston, February 9–14.

February 16 Free Concert at Symphony Hall

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The Thomas Wilkins-led BSO performance, Concert for Our City, will feature a wide-ranging program including works by Tchaikovsky, Ginastera, and Brahms. The program will also include Chinese composer Huang Ruo’s Folksongs for Orchestra, George Walker’s Lyric for String Orchestra, and the finale of Dvorák's Cello Concerto with cellist Sterling Elliott, the 2019 winner of the Sphinx Competition.



Other Events Occurring This Week

February 9 Free Concert at Tanglewood

A pop-up concert with members of the BSO will take place at Tanglewood, free and open to the public on Sunday, February 9, from 3 to 4pm, at the Linde Center for Music and Learning. 

February 13 Free Concert at WGBH

In addition, WGBH, WCRB and the BSO host the Boston Symphony Chamber Players up close as they perform masterpieces by Erwin Schulhoff, György Kurtág, and Bohuslav Martinu. Made up of the principal musicians of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Players bring a unique interpretive voice to this seldom heard music in the intimate setting of the Fraser Performance Studio. The musicians will be interviewed on stage by WCRB's Brian McCreath, with opportunities for members of the audience to ask their own questions as well. The Boston Symphony Chamber Players will perform at WGBH’s Fraser Performance Studio, on Thursday, February 13, at 7pm; please note there are a limited number of complimentary tickets, available here to the public.

February 10-14 Events

Prior to the February 16 BSO concert, 28 members of the orchestra, along with Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart, will participate in pop-up concerts as a way of thanking the orchestra’s neighbors. These pop-up concerts will take place in the Yawkey Club of Roxbury Boys & Girls Club, Women’s Lunch Place (Boston), Citywide Senior Center (Cambridge), Josiah Quincy School (Boston), New England Center and Home for Veterans (Boston), Horizons for Homeless Children (Dorchester), Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (Charlestown), Angell Animal Medical Center (Jamaica Plain), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston), and Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building (Roxbury); please note these concerts are not open to the public, but are for the staff working at each location.


The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Music Neighborhood Tour is supported with a generous gift from the family of Eleanor L. Campbell in her memory.