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Boston Symphony Orchestra

301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115
617-266-1492
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Ranked #2 of 215 Attractions in Boston
Type: Concerts
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Concord, New Hampshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I had been to other historical music venues in Boston, but never Symphony Hall. It is beautiful and the acoustics are incredible. We did not go for the BSO, but another group and enjoyed it very much.

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Boston, Ma
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87 reviews 87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I am a symphony subscriber, so I I have a very large bias. I get carried away by the symphonic music as I get carried away by some old rock and roll. Some concerts are better than others, but hey are all excellent.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I had season tickets, YoYo Ma was the highlight for us, simply inspiring. The symphony is a "must" when in Boston, the musicians are passionate, the symphonies inspired (not your tired old stand by's), and the hall is beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Boston Symphony Orchestra gave a very good performance in the lovely concert hall. Excellent acoustics. We were able to book tickets on line from the UK and pick them up on the evening

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Bristow, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We went to the Saturday night performance of MOZART Sinfonia concertante in E-flat for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn, K.297b, VILLA-LOBOS Bachianas brasileiras No. 5, for soprano and cellos, and BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5. The performance were fantastic! I will never tire of hearing Beethoven's 5th live, and I had chills by the time the musicians finished the piece. I... More

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White River Junction, Vermont
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94 reviews 94 reviews
10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Boston's Symphony Hall is one of the finest acoustic concert halls in the world. Add to that the fact that the Boston Symphony and its alter egos, the Boston Pops and Boston Esplanade Orchestra, are among the finest orchestral ensembles in the world. Then add some of the finest conductors in the world: Ozawa, Williams, Levine, and now Nelson --... More

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It is well worth the long trip out of Boston but when there you dont have to pay too much for good seats.

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boston
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Now that Levine is gone, we will return to the BSO. I enjoy symphony (we were subscribers for 37 years) but Levine wanted to educate me, not entertain me.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We attended a concert at Tanglewood. This is definitively one of the best orchestras in the world. The venue is fantastic, picnic on the lawns, perfect stage and hall. This event is marked as one of the high lights of all my travel. Concluded with a firework display that held is in awe.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Being a nerd, "Star Wars" is what got me into music! Anyone who has seen the movie has a go-to song that comes to their head once you say "Star Wars." John Williams opened my eyes to quality music and his symphony is one of the best you'll ever see.

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