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Sensory Friendly Family 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

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 28, 2023, 10:00am EDT

Pre-Concert Instrument Playground

From 9am–10am families are invited to stop by the BSO's Instrument Playground and try out instruments in the string and percussion families.

A woman in a colorful patterned shirt looks at a young boy's finger positions as he plays the violin

Getting Here

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

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