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Youth Concert: May I Have Your Attention Please

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

Thomas Wilkins, conductor

(A musical look at getting, giving, and paying attention)

Malcolm ARNOLD (1921-2006) Four Scottish Dances: I. Pesante (“Heavily”)
Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Coronation March
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No. 1: IV. Adagio—Allegro molto vivace
Julius FUČIK (1872-1916) Entrance of the Gladiators, March
William Grant STILL (1895-1978) Symphony No. 1, Afro-American: II. Sorrow
William Grant STILL Symphony No. 1, Afro-American: III. Humor
Bedřich SMETANA The Bartered Bride: Dance of the Comedians

Tickets are $10 each, with one complimentary ticket for every 20 tickets purchased. A 10% deposit is required 6 weeks before the concert, with the remainder due 4 weeks before. Students and teachers from Boston Public Schools attend any Youth Concert for free, subject to availability and with advance reservation. Contact Group Sales at 617-638-9345 or

Please allow additional arrival and entry time before your concert due to MBTA construction at the Symphony Green Line station. Parts of the sidewalk in front of Symphony Hall will be closed Mon-Fri 9:30am–3:30pm until further notice, however sidewalks will reopen two hours before BSO events.

Thomas Wilkins, dressed in all black, sits on the steps of the Symphony Hall stage and speaks to a large audience of young students

Performance Details

Oct 27, 2023, 11:00am EDT

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A view of the empty Symphony Hall, with the stage in the distance

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