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Boston Symphony Orchestra

301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115
617-266-1492
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Ranked #2 of 210 attractions in Boston
Type: Concerts
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boston
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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Saint Charles
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Worth it on all accounts, saw them at Tanglewood and not in Boston. It was a very memorable experience.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

How can you be in Boston and not experience the Boston Pops; and what better time than the 4th of July. It gave me chills! I was able to get pretty close to the stage and being by myself created friends all around me!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a world class symphony hall and orchestra. I have heard the Boston pops a few times and they do wonders with their instrument. It is a treat for your ears and eyes to see this group perform. I especially love the show that they do for 4th of July in Boston! If you have the opportunity, take time... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Acoustics in Symphony Hall are marvelous and the orchestra is wonderful......The pre-program talks about the music to be played is always so informative and adds to the enjoyment of the concerts.

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San Antonio, TX
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We saw/heard the Boston Pops and absolutely loved it. The conductor has a great sense of the audience and mixed in both professionalism, humor, and art. I loved the choices of the pieces and also the extra special additions such as the French horns wearing Wizard of Oz outfits. It was a very special memory and I enjoyed every moment.... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great sound - great venue. A shame they had to cut the 1812 Overture but the timing of the fireworks was great.

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New York City, New York
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55 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Went to see John Williams"Film Night" with my boyfriend. It was his idea, and I kind of went dragging my heels. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The hall is very beautiful, and the performance really was amazing. Only downside was the very cramped seating. Otherwise very good experience.

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