Boston Symphony Orchestra

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Boston Symphony Orchestra
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Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tours and Tickets
The area
Address
Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Symphony • 1 min walk
  • Northeastern University • 6 min walk
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Happel
Frisco, TX132 contributions
Great Show
Dec 2019
We were there for the Pops at Christmas! The show was amazing and the performers are extremely talented! I look forward to going to Boston again for another performance.
Written January 5, 2020
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Gretchen
Pewaukee, WI27 contributions
Phenomenal Ensemble and 25 under 40!
Jan 2020 • Solo
Beethoven to open was delightfully playful and engaging. Tchaikovsky’s Fifth to close. The conductor’s passion for his craft shows through not only in him but in the way the ensemble responds to his cues. The cellos and horns sang through lifting up Tchaikovsky most beautifully.

Being able to pay $25 dollars since I am under forty was a pleasant surprise. Regardless of the expense; the architecture, music, experience, and history make it worth the full price.
Written January 3, 2020
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Paul C
Jacksonville, FL360 contributions
Loved It!
Nov 2019
I don't know if I can say anything about seeing and hearing this orchestra that has not already been said. My experience was terrific - a piano concerto, the beautiful symphony and a soprano to finish night.

Somehow the building comes off as ancient yet perfect. Maybe there is a lesson there about getting something right then leaving it alone.

I cannot imagine why it took me so long to go see this in person.

A great evening.
Written December 29, 2019
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Theo K
Boston, MA1 contribution
Great Boston Orchestra and I love going for the Holidays every year
Dec 2019
The variety of international music is amazing and very inspiring . The conductor is very skilled and experienced. All my friends and I really enjoy going every year.
Written December 28, 2019
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jpbryan954
Pembroke Pines, FL1 contribution
Classic symphony
Nov 2019 • Couples
First time, was very historical and sound acoustic were awesome in that building. Worth the money. Only complaint was a tall individual in front of me a few rows up in center blocking my view at some points so next time I would sit higher
Written November 11, 2019
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grafwick
Akron, OH80 contributions
Orchestral performance great; venue is ancient
Sep 2019
Attended the 2019-20 season opening with two works by Poulanc, the world premier of Nathan's Concerto for Orchestra and Beethoven 'Choral Fantasy'. All were outstanding. The 'Gloria' was added and should have been left off the program.
Had dinner served at Prelude in the hall. Depressing atmosphere; all grey with blue lighting. Same food as served buffet style at the cafe, but less of it and costs more.
The symphony hall is so old; it is a landmark, but we're from Cleveland and our Severance Hall just shines in comparison to the BSO hall.
Written September 23, 2019
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Ann M
Washington DC, DC21 contributions
Great sound and one the best orchestra in the world
Mar 2019 • Friends
I have been to BSO concerts 8 times during the 2018-2019 season. The conductor and musicians are amazing, the quality of sound is great. The best seats are the orchestra seats and the first balcony on the right/left (for the view). The symphony hall is right in the center of Boston, very convenient location (MBTA, bikes, ...).
They regularly invite world-class guest conductors and soloist to perform with the orchestra. You can also attend weekly rehearsals.
Finally, in the summer they play at Tanglewood festival, in Lenox.
Written July 30, 2019
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Trudie T
Midland, TX2,675 contributions
Boston Pops with Bernadette Peters!
May 2019
We saw and heard the Boston Pops on the opening night of their new season--featuring Bernadette Peters! Oh, my! It was magical. We sat down at one of the little tables on what would have been row I. It was a great location. Of course, some people get in the way of your view from time to time, but not all the time, so it works out OK. After we were seated, a waitress came to serve us. We got sparkling water and a tray of various cheeses and crackers. A more extensive menu is available. Drinks can also be ordered. The symphony was just splendid, and Bernadette was adorable! What a lovely evening!
Written May 21, 2019
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David T
Peterborough, Canada166 contributions
Flawless
Nov 2018
Beautiful hall, fantastic orchestra. What a treat... the repertoire would not have been my favourite choice, but it seemed a perfect performance. The Friday events with hors d’oeuvres and wine was also a pleasant addition to the evening... Not to mention affordable!
Written May 14, 2019
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Bob Chaz B
7 contributions
The perfect place to visit! The history and the sound is an experience!
Oct 2018 • Business
What an awesome place to hear a concert. Whether it be solo or with an orchestra. It is absolutely the best! They removed the black covering on the windows along the top of the concert hall a few years ago and the view is amazing.
Written March 20, 2019
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  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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