BSO 360

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"BSO 360", a five-part limited series, captures the spirit of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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“BSO 360,” a new behind-the-scenes series self-produced by the BSO, has begun airing nationally on PBS, and now on the BSO website!

There are five thirty-minute episodes showcasing all aspects of the BSO, including in-depth profiles of Music Director Andris Nelsons, Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins, and Tanglewood Festival Chorus Conductor James Burton; an insider’s look at the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular; an historical look at Boston Pops conductors with Keith Lockhart; and segments on Leonard Bernstein, Tanglewood, and the BSO audition process. Funding for “BSO 360” was provided by Cynthia and Oliver Curme.

Episode #101:
The pilot episode of BSO 360 features a revealing conversation with Conductor Andris Nelsons, a trip to Boston’s Franklin Park for a free neighborhood concert, and what happens when classical musicians meet Irish fiddling.


Episode #102:
A behind-the-scenes look at the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, the annual July 4th celebration where 400,000 people celebrate America’s birthday with the Boston Pops, performances from famous guest artists, and world-renowned fireworks.


Episode #103:
A retrospective on Boston Pops conductors Arthur Fiedler, John Williams and Keith Lockhart,profiles of Leonard Bernstein and pianist Paul Lewis, and bassist Joe Hearne shares his love of flying small planes in his off hours.


Episode #104:
Learn why there’s nothing like the Symphony’s summer home at Tanglewood; conductor Thomas Wilkins travels to Boston schools with his popular workshops, and BSO percussionists explain that not all drum sticks are created equal.


Episode #105:
Musicians explain the audition process and recall their own white-knuckle experiences; director James Burton works with the famous Tanglewood Festival Chorus and the brand new Boston Symphony Children's Choir; harpist Jessica Zhou reveals the secrets of one of the world’s oldest instruments.



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