• Boston Symphony Orchestra April 12, 2022 4:15 pm

    Boston Symphony Orchestra Cancels Europe Dates Over COVID

    The Boston Symphony Orchestra has canceled its European tour that had been scheduled for next month because of an increase in positive coronavirus cases among orchestra members as well as concerns about the rising number of cases on both sides of the Atlantic. Despite health and safety protocols that include mandatory vaccinations for all musicians and daily testing for woodwind…

  • coronavirus August 31, 2021 3:13 pm

    BSO to Require Proof of Vaccination, Masks at Live Concerts

    The Boston Symphony Orchestra will require all audience members attending performances at Symphony Hall this fall to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test result, the orchestra announced Tuesday. Patrons will also be required to wear a mask during concerts, unless eating or drinking, the organization said in an emailed statement. Physical distancing will not be required….

  • Boston Symphony Orchestra June 18, 2021 11:56 pm

    BSO to Return for Full In-Person Season in September

    The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced the plans Friday.

  • Boston Symphony Orchestra June 18, 2021 11:57 pm

    Boston Symphony Orchestra to Resume in-Person Performances

    In a move that will surely strike a chord with music fans, the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Friday announced plans to reopen Symphony Hall and resume in-person performances for a complete season starting in September. The BSO will open the 2021-2022 season on Sept. 30 — after an 18-month live-audience performance hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic — with Music…

  • tanglewood March 19, 2021 2:12 pm

    A Hopeful Pandemic Note: Tanglewood Music Festival to Resume

    The Boston Symphony Orchestra hasn’t played live for fans since the coronavirus pandemic hit a year ago, but it’s returning to the stage in July for the outdoor Tanglewood festival.

  • BSO February 18, 2021 12:40 pm

    Boston Symphony Orchestra Taps Gail Samuel as 1st Female CEO

    The Boston Symphony Orchestra on Thursday announced Gail Samuel as its next president and chief executive. Samuel, currently the president of the Hollywood Bowl and chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will be the BSO’s first female president and the eighth president overall in its 140-year history when she takes over on June 21. She succeeds Mark Volpe,…

  • Boston Symphony Orchestra October 23, 2020 6:28 pm

    Boston Symphony Orchestra Performs Rolling Recitals

    BSO’s Rolling Recitals, a series of free, pop-up concerts, debuted on Friday with stops throughout the city.

  • Boston Symphony Orchestra October 23, 2020 6:35 pm

    BSO Orchestrates Rolling Recitals Across Boston

    The Boston Symphony Orchestra has taken its show on the road. BSO’s Rolling Recitals, a series of free, pop-up concerts, debuted on Friday with stops throughout the city. The concerts, held in partnership with Old Town Trolley Tours, are performed curbside while maintaining safe social distancing measures in compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols. Friday’s stops included the Dana-Farber Cancer...

  • Boston Symphony Orchestra October 16, 2020 3:31 pm

    BSO Cancels Holiday Pops, Winter/Spring Season Due to COVID

    The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Friday that its hiatus from live performances with audiences due to the coronavirus pandemic will continue into the new year, and possibly beyond, with the cancellation of the BSO 2020-21 Winter/Spring season and Holiday Pops 2020 Series at Symphony Hall. The BSO and Boston Pops plan to make an announcement with details on a newly…

  • BSO July 30, 2020 3:38 pm

    Boston Symphony Orchestra Cancels Fall Shows Over Coronavirus Pandemic

    The renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra won’t be playing live shows for at least another few months, as the group announced Thursday it was canceling the fall portion of its 2020-21 season because of the danger posed by the new coronavirus.. Thirty-seven concerts from Sept. 16 to Nov. 28 have been dropped, according to a statement from the BSO. What happens…

  • coronavirus May 15, 2020 5:57 pm

    Tanglewood Cancels All Summer Shows for 1st Time Since WWII

    The Tanglewood performing arts center in Massachusetts has canceled its entire slate of summer concerts because of the coronavirus, and will replace them with a series of online performances featuring many of the same artists who were scheduled to perform in person, officials announced Friday. Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra located in Lenox in the Berkshires…

  • coronavirus January 30, 2020 5:43 pm

    Coronavirus Concerns Continue

    With a human-to-human transmission of coronavirus confirmed in Chicago, health officials across the U.S. and around the world are on high alert.

  • tour canceled January 31, 2020 12:03 am

    Boston Symphony Cancels Asia Tour Amid China Virus Outbreak

    The Boston Symphony Orchestra has canceled its coming tour of Asia amid concerns about the deadly virus outbreak in China. Andris Nelsons, the orchestra’s music director, said Thursday that the decision was made out of concern for the “health and well-being” of its musicians. China has heavily restricted travel to limit the spread of a new kind of coronavirus,...

  • Tacko Fall December 24, 2019 3:02 pm

    Tacko the Maestro: 7'5 Celtics Center Conducts the Boston Pops

    2019 has been a memorable year for Tacko Fall. After going undrafted, the 7’5″ center signed with the Celtics. He made enough of an impression in the summer league and with the Maine Red Claws for fans in Boston to clamor for “Tacko Time.” And now, just three games into his NBA career, he’s a conductor for the Boston Pops….

  • drummer November 22, 2019 1:10 pm

    Ringo Starr, Phish Guitarist Trey Anastasio Join Tanglewood Summer Lineup

    Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio are scheduled to appear during Tanglewood’s Popular Artist series next summer. The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Thursday that Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band will open the season on June 19.

  • Rhode Island August 1, 2019 8:30 pm

    25+ Great Ways to Have Some Fun This Weekend in and Around Boston

    Ring in the month of August with some great summer fun this weekend. From a picnic in the park on the field at Fenway to the Boston Seafood Festival, plus outdoor movies, concerts and a whole lot more – check our our picks for the weekend!

  • fire March 25, 2019 1:43 pm

    Pat Benatar, Melissa Etheridge Added to Tanglewood's 2019 Popular Artist Summer Series

    Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Melissa Etheridge and Richard Thompson have been added to Tanglewood’s 2019 Popular Artist summer series. The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Monday that acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela will join the summer lineup. Previously announced acts include Brian Wilson, Earth Wind & Fire, Josh Groban, Squeeze and James Taylor. Pat...

  • King February 11, 2019 3:24 pm

    Boston Symphony Orchestra Wins Grammy Award

    Music Director Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s latest Deutsche Grammophon recording featuring Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphonies Nos. 4 and 11 won two Grammy Awards on Sunday at the 61st annual Grammy Awards: for Best Orchestral Performance and Best Engineered Album (Classical). For the past four years, the BSO has garnered a total of four Grammy Awards. This year also...

  • Massachusetts August 25, 2018 9:47 am

    Star-Studded Tribute Marks 100 Years Since Bernstein's Birth

    Leonard Bernstein is getting a musical tribute that’s off the charts on the 100th anniversary of the maestro’s birth. The Boston Symphony Orchestra will be joined by musicians from the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and other groups when it takes the stage Saturday evening at its summer home at Tanglewood in Massachusetts. Performers include...

  • player July 6, 2018 10:35 am

    Flute Player Sues Boston Symphony Orchestra for Unequal Pay

    The top flute player for the Boston Symphony Orchestra has sued the organization under Massachusetts’ new equal pay law, alleging she has been paid significantly less than the orchestra’s top male musicians.

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