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Founded in 1881, the "BSO" is among the world's premier symphony orchestras. Its main performance center, Boston's Symphony Hall, is also outstanding, with superb acoustics.




In its century-and-a-quarter history, the Boston Symphony Orchestra has had more than its share of extraordinary conductors, from Pierre Monteux to the great Serge Koussevitsky, Erich Leinsdorf and Seiji Ozawa. The current Music Director, Maestro James Levine, is also renowned.

The orchestra's regular season runs from October to early May, when they play in Boston's Symphony Hall on Huntington Avenue at Massachusetts Avenue (map).

From mid-May through June, the orchestra (minus its first-chair players) becomes the Boston Pops, and Symphony Hall becomes a grand café: the ranks and rows of orchestra seats are removed, cafe tables and chairs are brought in, and audiences enjoy lighter classics and varied performances while sipping champagne, coffee and other drinks, and nibbling snacks.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer season is the renowned Tanglewood Music Festival at the Tanglewood estate in Lenox, in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts.

Tickets to Boston Symphony Orchestra performances may be reserved via the BSO's website.

Symphony Hall (tel 617-266-1492) is at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Huntington Avenue (map). To get there by MBTA subway, take a Green Line "E" train to the Symphony station, or an Orange Line train to Massachusetts Avenue (Mass Ave) station.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston MA 02115
Tel 617-266-1492

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Tanglewood, summer home of the
Boston Symphony Orchestra in Lenox MA.

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Symphony Hall, Boston MA

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