Onstage at Symphony


Onstage at Symphony Gives Community Musicians an Opportunity to Experience a "day-in-the-life" of a professional Musician Under the Leadership of BSO Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor, Thomas Wilkins
Onstage at Symphony is a program designed for Massachusetts adult amateur musicians who have a love for musical performance but have pursued alternate career paths.

Participants will be selected from a pool of applicants on a lottery basis; the BSO will select enough musicians to constitute a full orchestra fitting of selected repertoire. Chosen participants will attend three rehearsals - one on Wednesday evening, one on Friday evening, and a final one on Saturday morning - and will complete their experience by performing a Saturday afternoon concert on the stage of Symphony Hall. In an effort to reduce barriers to access around the Symphony Hall experience, the final performance of the group will be free and open to the public. Music will be distributed to the participating musicians approximately four months prior to the first rehearsal.


  1. Thomas Wilkens, Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor, speaks with Brian Bell about the rewards and challenges of OnStage at Symphony, free to the public on January 14th, 2017 at 1:30.
  2. Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins directs OnStage at Symphony, the complete concert as presented at Symphony Hall on January 14th, 2017.

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