The Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is an American orchestra based in Boston, Massachusetts. It is one of the five major American symphony orchestras commonly referred to as the "Big Five". Founded in 1881, the BSO plays most of its concerts at Boston's Symphony Hall and in the summer performs at Tanglewood.

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  • On July 14 at Tanglewood, Andris Nelsons, the BSO, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus-under the direction of Tanglewood Festival Chorus Conductor James Burton -continue their series of opera performances with a concert-staged performance of Puccini's "La bohème", directed by Daniel Rigazzi and featuring soprano Kristine Opolais as Mimì, tenor Jonathan Tetelman as Rodolfo, soprano Susanna Phillips ...

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  • Explore Schumann's Symphony No. 3, Rhenish. The symphony's subtitle refers to the mighty Rhine, the river that has inspired so many great works throughout music history, and the piece contains some of Schumann's most colorful and exuberant music, as well as some of his most accomplished writing for full orchestra., being performed on July 13, 2018 at Tanglewood. Video Podcast by Anthony Princiott...

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  • Explore Bernstein's 'On the Town', being performed on July 7, 2018. A collaboration with choreographer Jerome Robbins and the writing team of Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Leonard Bernstein's On the Town-the story of three sailors on shore leave in New York City- arrived on Broadway in December 1944, when he was just twenty-six. Based on his popular ballet collaboration with Robbins, Fancy Free ...

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  • Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra open their 2018 Tanglewood season on July 6 with a performance featuring global superstar pianist Lang Lang. Maestro Nelsons leads the orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5-a work Bernstein conducted three times at Tanglewood, including for his 70th-birthday weekend in 1988-which displays the composer's trademarks: an endless procession of mem...

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  • Brahms's Symphony No. 2 was composed relatively quickly in 1877, following his extended, years-long effort to complete the long-awaited First. The lilting Second Symphony is generally regarded as the most genial and relaxed of Brahms's four great works in the genre. Performed at Symphony Hall: May 1, 3 & 5 with BSO Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink conducting Video produced by Anthony Princiott...

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