BSO NOW

Welcome to BSO Now

Newly recorded hour-long video performances by the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and BSO musicians in chamber music Along with behind-the-scenes storytelling with conductors, composers, and musicians, plus much more.

Reconnect, restore, and rejoice with Tanglewood digital performance on BSO NOW this summer. Enjoy livestreams and on-demand performances by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and esteemed guest artists throughout the summer, beginning on July 10. Purchase your BSO NOW digital access passes to a series of select concerts and watch on AppleTV, Roku and Amazon.
7-Day Pass: $9
30-Day Pas: $25
New Price! Season Pass: $70

Friends of the BSO, Boston Pops, and Tanglewood receive a special 15% discount on BSO NOW access passes.

PURCHASE A 7-DAY, 30-DAY, OR SEASON PASS

Please note that all passes are activated immediately upon purchase.

GIVE A GIFT PASS

Information on Complimentary Access:
Corporate Sponsors and BSO Business Partners have access to BSO NOW through August 31, 2021. Access is automatic after logging into the streaming portal here and no additional donation is required.

Essential Workers will also receive access through August 31, 2021, compliments of Bank of America. More information on the essential workers program is here.

If you are a current or past subscriber with questions about your BSO NOW access, please contact Customer Service at customerservice@bso.org or 617-266-1200. If you are a donor and have questions about your programming access, please contact the Friends of the BSO at friendsofthebso@bso.org.


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An overview of the programming can be found below: 


2021 Tanglewood Livestream Events

All Saturday evening Tanglewood concerts from July 10-August 14 on BSO NOW will be paired with an on-demand TLI ShopTalks segment featuring interviews with the artists, available at 5pm on the night of the concert until the end of the performance.


Available on demand July 18 - August 17
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
   Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
   Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor
    Symphony No. 5
Download the full Program Notes (PDF)


Available On Demand July 20 - August 19
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellows

COPLAND Suite from Appalachian Spring
Hannah KENDALL Disillusioned Dreamer
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4
Download the full Program Notes (PDF)


Available On Demand July 25 - August 24
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano

PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1, Classical
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1
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Available On Demand July 27 - August 26
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellows

BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 2
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Overture on Three Russian Themes
HAYDN Symphony No. 3
STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite


Streaming live Saturday July 24, 8PM
Andris Nelsons and John Williams, conductors
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Robert Sheena, English horn
Thomas Rolfs, trumpet

Jessie MONTGOMERY Starburst
John WILLIAMS Violin Concerto No. 2 (world premiere)
COPLAND Quiet City
STRAVINSKY Suite from The Firebird (1919 version)
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note: this performance will not be available on demand.


Streaming live Monday July 26, 8PM
Available On Demand August 3 - September 2

Thomas Adès and Stefan Asbury, conductors
Anthony Marwood, violin

Per NØRGÅRD Dream Play
LIGETI Violin Concerto
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Streaming live Saturday July 31, 8PM
Available On Demand August 8 - September 9

Thomas Adès, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

HAYDN Symphony No. 64, Tempora mutantur
STRAVINSKY Concerto for Piano and Winds
Thomas ADÈS O Albion
HAYDN Symphony No. 45, Farewell


Available On Demand August 1 - September 31
The Knights
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Aaron Diehl, piano

RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin
Vijay IYER Crisis Modes
Mary Lou WILLIAMS Selection from Zodiac Suite, for piano and orchestra
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
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Streaming live Monday August 2, 8PM
Available On Demand August 10 - September 16

Alan Gilbert, conductor
Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellows

FAURÉ Pelléas et Mélisande Suite
STILL Darker America
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 3


Streaming live Saturday August 7, 8PM
Available On Demand August 15 - September 14

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin

ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
   Violin Concerto
   Symphony No. 7


Streaming live Monday August 9, 8PM
Available On Demand August 17 - September 16

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellows

MENDELSSOHN Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
MOZART Symphony No. 31, Paris


Streaming live Saturday August 14, 8PM
Available On Demand August 22- September 21

Anna Rakitina, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Elena LANGER Suite from Figaro Gets a Divorce
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G
ELGAR Enigma Variations


Streaming live Monday August 16, 8PM
Available On Demand August 24 - September 23

Stefan Asbury, conductor
Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellows

Brian Raphael NABORS Iubilo
SMETANA Vyšehrad, from My Country
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7


Encore BSO Chamber Performances

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is pleased to present Encore BSO Chamber Performances, a series spotlighting the musicians of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in small ensembles—giving viewers a rare opportunity to experience the individual artistry of many of the musicians who make up the world-renowned ensemble. The Encore BSO Chamber Performances reprises programming initially recorded and streamed this past season for Music in Changing Times.

Available July 1—31
BAUER Forgotten Modes, Op. 29, for solo flute
RAPOPORT Poem, Op. 14, for viola and piano
Marti EPSTEIN Komorebi, for oboe, clarinet, and violin
STILL Suite for violin and piano
Jennifer HIGDON Autumn Music, for wind quintet
Download the full Program Notes (PDF)


The Boston Symphony Orchestra extends our warmest gratitude to members of the MAESTRO CIRCLE, HIGGINSON SOCIETY, and BSO BUSINESS PARTNERS for providing vital Annual Support. Thank you for helping to keep the music playing!