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Boston Symphony Orchestra

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Address: 301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115
Phone Number: 617-266-1492
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Glorious Boston Symphony loves its audience

I am a lucky subscriber to the BSO. Today, because the usual Friday afternoon concert was rescheduled for 11 am, all ticket holders were treated to a super breakfast. It not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Suzanne E
Portland, Maine

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am a lucky subscriber to the BSO. Today, because the usual Friday afternoon concert was rescheduled for 11 am, all ticket holders were treated to a super breakfast. It not only included a large box lunch, but both hot and cold appetizers passed many times. I felt very loved, and then heard a magnificent concert with the Tanglewood chorus... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit to this grand symphony hall - and it was to see Buena Vista Social Club on the farewell show. Amazing property with beauty character and history as well as excellent acoustics. It was a magical night.

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Every Boston resident and visitor should visit the BSO at least once. It's a beautiful building that houses wonderful music. My favorite time is during the holidays. The Holiday Pops make every Christmas season festive and fun.

Thank mawcarr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We wanted tk treat ourselves to a nice show, so we went to see John Williams. He played all his good movie tunes. Was very well worth the experience!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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345 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

It's hard to have a bad time at the BSO. Beautiful venue with great acoustics. And of course, the performances are wonderful. Be sure to check their web site for special performances.

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Muskegon Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Got to see / hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra and they were superb. The concert hall is over 100 years old and the music and acoustics were superb. We did a Friday 1:30pm show and it was full of retirees. And the smattering of kids like ours. The concert hall is awesome. When the show let out it took about... More 

Thank Geogh3
SFBay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We finished our trip with an evening at BSO and we were so not disappointed. The program was unusual, but had Mozart in the middle and the sound quality was crisp, clear, perfect from our place in the first balcony ... What a lovely lovely way to send ourselves home after a 2 week East Coast jaunt ....

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Orchestra and Andris Nelsons, the music director and conductor, are superb. The hall has wonderful acoustics an d the seats (there since 190 according to the program) are even reasonably comfortable. the sight lines can be problematic if a tall person is in front of you, however.

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Conductor Andris Nelsons gifted us with a superb and unforgettable Mahler 2nd Symphony. This is as good as it gets in wonderful Symphony hall. Words cannot express perfection.

1 Thank Harold J
Galveston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited place on Friday evening with friends. Music was amazing and the place itself is also very beautiful.

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