2017-18 BSO Season - Subscriptions on Sale Now - Individual Tickets go on sale July 31 at 10AM


"I am very excited that it is our fourth season together at Symphony Hall. Our journey of musical collaboration is so rewarding, and each year we become a stronger musical family. You are such an important part of that family, so thank you for your wonderful support and for coming to concerts on a regular basis. At the end of each performance when we take our bows, we see your warm and enthusiastic response, and it is very fulfilling." - Andris Nelsons

Boston Symphony Orchestra/ Gewandhausorchester Alliance

Boston Symphony Orchestra/ Gewandhausorchester Alliance

In this unprecedented partnership in the world of orchestral music, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Alliance will explore the many historic connections between these two world-famous orchestras, inspire new cultural exchanges, and create a wide spectrum of performance and educational programs designed to bring a new dimension of concert experience to each of the orchestras' respective audiences. The official kickoff of the BSO/GHO Alliance in Boston will take place at the Boston Public Library with a gala celebration on Monday, February 5, 2018, prior to the Boston Symphony's first "Leipzig Week in Boston," February 8-11.

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Special Concert by the Boston Symphony Chamber  Players and Gewandhaus-Quartett at Symphony Hall

Special Concert by the Boston Symphony Chamber Players and Gewandhaus-Quartett at Symphony Hall

As part of the new alliance between the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Gewandhaus-Quartett joins the Boston Symphony Chamber Players on February 11 for a special, non-subscription Symphony Hall concert to include the young Felix Mendelssohn's brilliantly dynamic Octet in E-flat for strings, Opus 20

Casual Fridays

Casual Fridays

Four Friday-evening concerts-one each in October, January, February, and April-are designated "Casual Fridays" this season. You are invited to wear your favorite casual attire, and to arrive early to enjoy a free, pre-concert reception before you take your seat. This lower-priced series also features a special section for Conductor Cam seating, which allows patrons to watch the conductor from the orchestra's perspective. Then, immediately after the performance, head to the post-concert reception, where, besides enjoying live music, snacks, and a cash bar, you are invited  to mingle and share what you've just experienced at the BSO concert.

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Choose Your Own Subscription

Choose Your Own Subscription

Receive subscriber benefits and attend concerts whenever you like with a "Choose Your Own" series. You may also exchange your tickets for another date if something comes up. This series option permits you to take advantage of the subscription discount, exchange privileges, and other subscriber benefits.

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Boston Symphony Chamber Players at Jordan Hall

Boston Symphony Chamber Players at Jordan Hall

Founded in 1964, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players combine the talents of BSO principal players and renowned guest artists to explore the full spectrum of chamber music repertoire. The ensemble's typically wide-ranging programs for 2017-18 are distinguished by the presence of BSO Artistic Partner Thomas Adès as pianist in January and BSO Artist-in-Residence, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, in March. The ensemble's four-concert series takes place on four Sunday afternoons at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall.

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BSO Open Rehearsals

BSO Open Rehearsals

BSO Open Rehearsals offer audience members a unique perspective on the creative dynamic between orchestra and conductor. Gain a better understanding of how the orchestra strives to refine its performance by occasionally repeating passages or focusing on a particular movement. Please note that all seats for Open Rehearsals are ticketed rather than general seating, to provide a better experience for our patrons.

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$20 Tickets for Patrons Under 40

$20 Tickets for Patrons Under 40

$20 tickets are available during the BSO season for patrons under 40 years of age. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis on both the orchestra and balcony levels. There is a limit of one pair of tickets per performance. Black-out dates may apply.

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BSO 101—An Adult Education Series on Selected Wednesdays

BSO 101—An Adult Education Series on Selected Wednesdays

BSO 101 returns in 2017-18, again offering the opportunity to increase your enjoyment of BSO concerts. These free Wednesday sessions with BSO Director of Program Publications Marc Mandel joined by members of the BSO are designed to enhance your listening abilities and appreciation of music by focusing on upcoming BSO repertoire. In addition, each session is followed by a free tour of Symphony Hall. Dates and more information will be provided in your Subscription Package, and at bso.org in the fall. RSVPs for the BSO 101 sessions will not be accepted until the fall. Visit bso.org for details. Group rates (20 or more people) apply; for details, please call 617-638-9345.

Rush Tickets

Rush Tickets

There are a limited number of Rush Tickets for BSO subscription-series concerts on Tuesday evenings, Thursday evenings, and Friday afternoons. Tickets are $9 each, cash only, one to a customer, and can be purchased at the BSO Box Office on Massachusetts Avenue on Fridays beginning at 10am, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 5pm. Please note: Rush Tickets are not available on Friday evenings and Saturday evenings.
This program is made possible through the Richard and Claire Morse Rush Ticket Fund.

College Card

College Card

$20 tickets are available during the BSO season for patrons under 40 years of age. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis on both the orchestra and balcony levels. There is a limit of one pair of tickets per performance. Black-out dates may apply.

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Insights: Marking the 100th Anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's Birth

Insights: Marking the 100th Anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's Birth

In conjunction with the BSO's programs marking the Bernstein Centennial Celebration, the BSO will offer an "Insights Series," March 12-25, 2018. In collaboration with Harvard Department of Music Professor Carol Oja, "Insights" events will include two moderated panel discussions with Bernstein specialists that will explore the social, political, and religious questions posed by Bernstein in his Symphonies Nos. 2 (The Age of Anxiety) and 3 (Kaddish), and trace their parallels in current society. In addition, the BSO will organize film screenings, chamber music concerts, and an exhibit relating to Leonard Bernstein's life and work. Look for more information with your subscription tickets, and at bso.org in the fall.