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Boston Symphony Orchestra

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Address: 301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115-4557
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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A must visit for tourists! Chance of a lifetime! Beautiful Symphony Hall!

Get tickets if you can while visiting! What a great opportunity to visit downtown Boston! We had tickets in the balcony which really allowed us to see the musicians and... read more

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Get tickets if you can while visiting! What a great opportunity to visit downtown Boston! We had tickets in the balcony which really allowed us to see the musicians and acoustically there probably is not a bad seat in the hall. A symphony hall with so much history.....and leather seats! You can dine in before the event of during the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Alway an enchanting evening. I so love the music and the whole environment support the festive feeling. It is a great treat. Though not cheap, you can find the Friday noon rehearsals much cheaper and still enjoy the orchestra , the conductor , the hall and most of all the music.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

As a tourist, if you are lucky enough to be in town when the Symphony is performing, it is certainly worth a visit. And, if you live here, it is a sin not to visit Symphony Hall for a performance. There are several options for hearing the BSO perform, depending upon your schedule and your finances. There are less expensive... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is one of America's top orchestras (and one of its oldest, est. in the 1880s). The so-called "Big Five" orchestras in the US (Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia) have established a superior reputation among the world's top ensembles since the late nineteenth century! A concert by the BSO in Boston's marvelous Symphony Hall with its... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

This is a beautiful symphony hall, and the orchestra is first rate. In addition to the wonderful atmosphere and music, you can dine beforehand by pre-ordering a meal. This will be offered to you when you purchase your tickets. If you want to see the orchestra up close, you can often get tickets in the first few rows, which are... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

Symphony Hall is a beautiful, historic building and a great place to hear the BSO. The acoustics are fantastic and the orchestra was marvelous. The seats were very comfortable as well. During intermission you can wander the halls and take a look at the displays of historic instruments, get something to drink or visit the gift shop. We thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

Wow! What an exciting evening of music!! Amazing seats, the music was electrifying. You could feel the crowd leaning in to absorb as much as they could. Truly a memorable night!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016

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

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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.
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