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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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A great orchestra in a justly famous symphony hall

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2016
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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 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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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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Orange County, 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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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.