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Announcing the BSO 2024-2025 Season

We’re welcoming world-class performers, debuting exciting new works, introducing rising stars, and pushing the boundaries of our art form. This is all part of an incredible 2024–2025 season filled with opera, jazz, festivals, and Andris Nelsons’ tenth anniversary as Music Director.

Season Highlights

Andris Nelsons headshot


Join us for Andris Nelsons’ tenth anniversary as Music Director as he leads unforgettable performances, including the complete symphonies of Beethoven, Erich Korngold’s late romantic opera 'Die tote Stadt', and an exploration into the coded messages of Shostakovich.

Carlos Simon headshot


We are thrilled to welcome seminal American composer Carlos Simon as the BSO’s new Composer Chair. Our collaboration over the next three years will foster new music and deeper connections.

An image of Beethoven overlaid with a music score


Step into the world of the man who took the art form to new heights and into the world of Romanticism. This festival will examine the rise of heroic narratives, Beethoven’s life and inspirations, and his redefining of the symphony for a new generation. His complete symphonies will be performed in order. JANUARY 9–25

Dmitri Shostakovich as a young man


What does political resistance sound like? Learn the secret messages of resistance that Shostakovich folded into his music and what kept the composer writing — and resisting — in a turbulent time. Yo-Yo Ma, Mitsuko Uchida, and Baiba Skride headline this month-long dive into the orchestral works, films, and chamber music of a profound composer who survived and eventually thrived despite unrelenting political pressure. APRIL 10–MAY 3

Aerial Rope


Three incredible concerts mark the start of our season: a star-studded opening gala, a musical gift to the Boston community, and a spectacle designed to wow and amaze.

Richard Svoboda and John Ferrillo perform Wanderings by Derek Bermel


Join us for intimate Sunday afternoon concerts featuring world-famous guest artists and programs specially curated and performed by BSO principal players.

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