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2023-24 BSO Season

2023-24 BSO Season Performances

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An unforgettable season awaits. From beloved classics performed by returning guest artists to exciting BSO premieres and debuts, the 2023-24 season celebrates the breadth of everything classical music has to offer.

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  • Hilary Hahn smiling directly ahead while holding a violin close to her body

    Open Rehearsal: Hilary Hahn & Brahms Violin Concerto

    Andris Nelsons, conductor
    Hilary Hahn, violin

    MOZART Symphony No. 33
    Anna THORVALDSDOTTIR Archora
    Intermission
    BRAHMS Violin Concerto

    Opening the program is Wolfgang Mozart’s charming Symphony No. 33, followed by Anna Thorvaldsdottir's monumental work Archora, a recording of which was named among the best of 2023 by the Boston Globe, New York Times, and NPR. Closing the program, international star Hilary Hahn is soloist in one of the greatest works in the repertoire: Brahms’s Violin Concerto. Brahms composed this rich, lyrical work in 1878 for, and with the advice of, his friend Joseph Joachim, a towering virtuoso of the age.

    The pre-rehearsal talk on April 18 will begin at 9:30am. Admission included with ticket.

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    Thu Apr 18, 2024 - 10:30am

    Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

  • Hilary Hahn smiling directly ahead while holding a violin close to her body

    Hilary Hahn & Brahms Violin Concerto

    Andris Nelsons, conductor
    Hilary Hahn, violin

    MOZART Symphony No. 33
    Anna THORVALDSDOTTIR Archora
    Intermission
    BRAHMS Violin Concerto

    Thursday evening's performance by Hilary Hahn is supported by the Roberta M. Strang Memorial Fund.
    Thursday evening’s concert is in memory of Eric N. Birch, supported by Sandra O. Moose.
    Friday afternoon's concert is supported by the Plimpton Shattuck Fund.
    Saturday evening’s performance by Hilary Hahn is supported by Jerry Nelson

    Opening the program is Wolfgang Mozart’s charming Symphony No. 33, followed by Anna Thorvaldsdottir's monumental work Archora, a recording of which was named among the best of 2023 by the Boston Globe, New York Times, and NPR. Closing the program, international star Hilary Hahn is soloist in one of the greatest works in the repertoire: Brahms’s Violin Concerto. Brahms composed this rich, lyrical work in 1878 for, and with the advice of, his friend Joseph Joachim, a towering virtuoso of the age.

    The Friday Preview talk on April 19 will begin at 12:15pm. Admission included with ticket.

    Thursday's concert will end around 9:15pm, Friday's concert will end around 3:15pm, and Saturday's concert will end around 9:45pm.

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    Thu Apr 18, 2024 - 7:30pm

    Fri Apr 19, 2024 - 1:30pm

    Sat Apr 20, 2024 - 8:00pm

    Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

  • Thomas Rolfs headshot with trumpet

    Prokofiev Symphony No. 4

    Andris Nelsons, conductor
    Thomas Rolfs, trumpet

    Sofia GUBAIDULINA The Wrath of God
    Detlev GLANERT Trumpet Concerto
    Intermission
    PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 4, Op. 47 (original version)

    Thursday evening’s performance is supported by Hemenway & Barnes LLP.
    Thursday evening's performance by Thomas Rolfs is supported by Dr. Kenan E. Sahin and Andrea TN Sahin.
    Friday afternoon's concert is supported by the Gilbert Family

    The program begins with the American premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s musically and spiritually forceful Wrath of God, a 2019 work dedicated to Beethoven that Andris Nelsons recorded with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. BSO principal trumpet Thomas Rolfs is the soloist in Detlev Glanert’s Trumpet Concerto, an eclectic, dramatic work commissioned for and premiered by Rolfs in 2019. The program concludes with Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 4, commissioned by longtime BSO music director Serge Koussevitzky for the orchestra’s 50th anniversary in 1931.

    The Friday Preview talk on April 26 will begin at 12:15pm. Admission included with ticket.

    Thursday's concert will end around 9:15pm, Friday's concert will end around 3:15pm, and Saturday's concert will end around 9:45pm.

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    Thu Apr 25, 2024 - 7:30pm

    Fri Apr 26, 2024 - 1:30pm

    Sat Apr 27, 2024 - 8:00pm

    Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

  • J'Nai Bridges wearing a marigold colored gown

    Berlioz Roméo et Juliette

    Andris Nelsons, conductor
    J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano
    Nicholas Phan, tenor
    John Relyea, bass
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus
     James Burton, conductor

    BERLIOZ Roméo et Juliette*

    *Sung in French with English supertitle

    Friday afternoon's performance by J’Nai Bridges is supported by a gift in loving memory of Alan J. Dworsky.
    This week's performances by the Tanglewood Festival Chorus are supported by the Alan J. and Suzanne W. Dworsky Fund for Voice and Chorus.

    The works of William Shakespeare deeply influenced composer Hector Berlioz. In fact, it was actress Harriet Smithson’s performances of two great Shakespearean heroines — Ophelia in Hamlet and of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet — that captivated the composer and led to their (ill-fated) marriage. As we close the season, Andris Nelsons leads one of Berlioz’s most successful and vibrant compositions, Roméo et Juliette. Berlioz called his Roméo et Juliette a “symphony with choruses,” highlighting the importance of the orchestra and of the work’s overall form. These performances celebrate the role of French repertoire in the BSO’s rich history; the complete symphony and movements from it were frequently programmed by Pierre Monteux, Serge Koussevitzky, Charles Munch, and Seiji Ozawa.

    The Friday Preview talk on May 3 will begin at 12:15pm. Admission included with ticket.

    Thursday's performance will end around 9:10pm, Friday's performance will end around 3:10pm, and Saturday's performance will end around 9:40pm.

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    Thu May 2, 2024 - 7:30pm

    Fri May 3, 2024 - 1:30pm

    Sat May 4, 2024 - 8:00pm

    Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

  • Concert for the City

    Celebrate Boston's vibrant spirit and culture. Gather with your community and enjoy a free concert featuring the BSO together with musicians and artists from throughout Boston.

    Join us at 12:45pm for pre-concert performances featuring groups from throughout Boston include ensembles from the Boston Arts Academy, BEAM Ensemble, Juan Nieves Ensemble, Northeastern Madrigal Singers, Odaiko New England, and Project STEP.

    Boston Symphony and Boston Pops Orchestras
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus
    Andris Nelsons, Keith Lockhart, Thomas Wilkins, and James Burton, conductors
    Nathan Amaral, violin
    Anjalequa Birket, Boston Youth Poet Laureate

    Boston Arts Academy’s Tina Turner Revue

    Carlos SIMON Selection from Black American Dances
    COPLAND ‘At the River’ and ‘Simple Gifts’ from Old American Songs
    Gabriela ORTIZ Kauyumari
    COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Violin Concerto in G minor, I: Allegro maestoso
     Nathan Amaral, violin
    ELLINGTON (Arr. Edmar Colón) Caravan
    Lin-Manuel MIRANDA (Arr. Emilio Solla) “The Club” from In the Heights
    BERNSTEIN “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide

    Doors open at 12:30pm

    Concert for the City is generously supported by the Li-Qiu Family Foundation.

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    Sun May 5, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Symphony Hall, Boston, MA