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2022-23 BSO Season

Open Rehearsals

Experience a BSO concert in the making. Open Rehearsals offer you a unique perspective on the creative dynamic between the orchestra and conductor. As the musicians repeat passages or focus on a particular movement, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at how a performance transforms from a work in progress to a work of art.

To provide you with the best possible experience, all seats are ticketed rather than general seating.

  • Andris Nelsons headshot

    Andris Nelsons conducts Mozart, Shaw, and Strauss

    Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Caroline Shaw wrote her Bach-inspired Punctum originally for string quartet; the BSO-commissioned orchestral version was premiered in summer 2022. The second of his final trilogy of symphonies, composed in 1788, Wolfgang Mozart’s riveting No. 40 in G minor is for many his most familiar symphony. Richard Strauss’ amazingly vivid Alpine Symphony depicts the picturesque ascent and (much faster!) descent of a Bavarian mountain.

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    Nov 3, 2022 10:30am

    Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

  • Headshot of Karina Canellakis wearing a black collared shirt.

    Karina Canellakis conducts Dvořák, Lutosławski, and Szymanowski with Nicola Benedetti, violin

    Making her BSO debut, violinist Nicola Benedetti joins conductor Karina Canellakis in her Symphony Hall debut for Karel Szymanowski’s scintillating Violin Concerto No. 2 from 1933, his last major work. His compatriot Witold Lutosławski’s folk-music influenced Concerto for Orchestra (1954) helped establish his international reputation. Antonín Dvořák’s nature-inspired tone poem Wood Dove has not been played by the BSO since 1905.

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    Jan 19, 2023 10:30am

    Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

  • Jean-Yves Thibaudet lounging on an ornate couch

    Lahav Shani conducts Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, and Saint-Saëns with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

    Israeli conductor Lahav Shani, making his Symphony Hall debut, and elegant French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet perform Camille Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 5, Egyptian, a brilliantly virtuosic but tuneful Romantic-era work for which Thibaudet is an ideal interpreter. Sergei Prokofiev’s delightful First Symphony was conceived as a 20th-century successor to works by Wolfgang Mozart and Joseph Haydn. Sergei Rachmaninoff’s ingeniously constructed, brilliantly colorful Symphonic Dances was his last finished work.

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    Feb 16, 2023 10:30am

    Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

  • Gautier Capucon portrait

    Andris Nelsons conducts Escaich, Rachmaninoff, and Ravel with Gautier Capuçon, cello

    Music Director Andris Nelsons leads the American premiere of a new work for cello and orchestra by French organist-composer Thierry Escaich, written for soloist Gautier Capuçon. Maurice Ravel’s exuberantly orchestrated Alborada del gracioso is tinged with Flamenco rhythms and Spanish flavors. Sergei Rachmaninoff’s by turns lush and exuberant Symphony No. 2 closes the program.

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    Apr 13, 2023 10:30am

    Symphony Hall, Boston, MA