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.

Delight in the Boston Pops Spring Celebration on BSO NOW! The season includes six concerts released in May and June – four newly recorded this Spring and two classics from our archives! Access to view these performances is available with a 7-Day ($9), 30-Day ($25) or seasonal pass ($100). The full season pass also includes concerts from this summer’s Tanglewood season streaming live on Saturdays and Mondays from July 10 through August 16, and available on-demand after their release, with even more concerts released in late August and September. Sales begin May 6.

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

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Please note that all passes are activated immediately upon purchase.

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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: 


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 June 17—July 17
PRICE String Quartet in G
Osvaldo GOLIJOV Lullaby and Doina
Leila ADU-GILMORE Alyssum, for harp and string quartet
Elena LANGER Five Reflections on Water
Carlos SIMON Warmth from Other Suns, for string quartet
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Available June 24—July 24
Missy MAZZOLI Set That on Fire
Caroline SHAW Blueprint, for string quartet
DEBUSSY Sonata for flute, viola, and harp
SCHOENBERG Phantasy for violin and piano, Op, 47
PRICE Five Folksongs in Counterpoint (selection)

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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
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Boston Pops Spring Celebration

Exquisite Ella
Pops Classic from the Archives
Available May 27 – June 26

The Boston Pops and the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation are delighted to share with our national and international audience – for the first time in decades – this treasure from the Symphony Hall archives. From the moment she appeared on stage in June of 1976 – to a standing ovation no less – the exquisite Ella Fitzgerald had the Pops audience in the palm of her hand. After a boisterous Pops Guys and Dolls medley with the legendary Arthur Fiedler, Ella glides through tunes by Gershwin, Porter, and Ellington.
MORE INFO: May 27 - June 26

An Evening with Chris Thile and the Stars of Tomorrow
Newly Recorded for Spring 2021
Available June 3 – July 3

Join Keith Lockhart and the Pops as they host the 11th annual Fidelity Investments Young Artists Competition concert. The winners of this year’s competition, chosen by audition from high school students throughout the Commonwealth, will join the Pops for a special concert, showcasing the talent and commitment of our most talented young people, made even more impressive given the challenges they’ve faced this past year. Then, multiple Grammy winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile joins the orchestra for his Boston Pops debut. A child prodigy himself, mandolinist Thile (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers, Live from Here) is one of today’s great musical innovators; as an instrumentalist, composer and vocalist, he transcends genres to create a new American music. The Boston Pops will add to the celebration with audience favorites drawn from our great recordings of the last twenty-five years, including Runnin’ Wild, Keith’s debut album with the Pops, and their Grammy-nominated The Celtic Album and The Latin Album.
MORE INFO: June 3 - July 3

The Roots of Jazz: American Voices
Newly Recorded for Spring 2021
Available June 10 – July 10

Join Keith Lockhart and the Pops as they trace the development of Jazz from its New Orleans roots, to the music of Black American innovators like Scott Joplin, Father of the Blues W.C. Handy, and the great Stride pianist James P. Johnson, composer of “The Charleston.” Further along the path, the Pops will highlight the music of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman, three great musicians who were instrumental in bringing jazz to a worldwide audience, and pay tribute to Modern Jazz pioneer Dave Brubeck as the musical world celebrates the centennial of his birth. It’s an American story of the quintessential American music
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MORE INFO: June 10 - July 10


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!