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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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We decided to do this last minute and it was a wonderful experience. The hall is beautiful and the acoustics were perfect. Sat in the second balcony and the view was good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joe C

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to do this last minute and it was a wonderful experience. The hall is beautiful and the acoustics were perfect. Sat in the second balcony and the view was good.

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saratoga springs NY
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93 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Husband not classical music lover but was blown away by their program.Soprano Renee Fleming was guest artist. Great seats.

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Thank srhahm
Wayland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We weren't here last night for first night. This was my first visit to the symphony hall and I was very impressed. While a very large place, it felt very comfortable in easily accessible.

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Portland, Maine
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

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 November 11, 2015

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

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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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 

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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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Staying in Fenway / Kenmore

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.