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Hear Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts from Symphony Hall and Tanglewood in high-fidelity sound, 24/7 on The BSO Concert Channel.
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Emanuel Ax




listen buttonEmanuel Ax in the Emperor

Emanuel Ax is the soloist in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, the Emperor, and Stéphane Denève conducts Prokofiev's monumental score to Alexander Nevsky, featuring mezzo-soprano Elena Manistina.


Nikolai Lugansky




listen buttonLugansky Plays Rachmaninoff with the TMC Orchestra

Nikolai Lugansky is the soloist in Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3, and Charles Dutoit leads the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in the Scherzo fantastique and The Firebird by Stravinsky.



Week 6 at Tanglewood

Leonard Slatkin




listen buttonA 70th Birthday Celebration with Leonard Slatkin

Gil Shaham is the soloist in the Violin Concerto by Samuel Barber, and Leonard Slatkin leads the BSO in Bolcom's Circus Overture and Elgar's Enigma Variations in a celebration of the conductor's 70th birthday.

Stephane Deneve




listen buttonDeneve Conducts Debussy, Szymanowski, and Tchaikovsky

Stéphane Denève conducts Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 2, with soloist Leonidas Kavakos, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4.

listen buttonINTERVIEW: Stéphane Denève on the program

Yo-Yo Ma




listen buttonYo-Yo Ma in an All Tchaikovsky Program

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma anchors an All-Tchaikovsky concert with the Rococo Variations and Andante cantabile, and David Zinman conducts the Polonaise from Eugene Onegin and the Symphony No. 6, the Pathétique.

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Tanglewood 2014

Lion Gate at Tanglewood

The Boston Symphony's summer season in 2014 features an Opening Night with Renée Fleming, four concerts with Music Director Designate Andris Nelsons, and much more.

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The BSO's 2014-2015 Season

Andris Nelsons at Symphony Hall

The 134th season of the Boston Symphony Orchestra features 10 weeks of programs that draw connections between Andris Nelsons, the orchestra's 15th Music Director, the ensemble he'll lead into its next era, and the BSO's audiences.

Learn more about the 2014-2015 season of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons: The Next BSO Music Director

Andris Nelsons

The 35-year-old Latvian conductor will be the 15th Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra beginning with the 2014-2015 season.

listen button Hear an interview with the BSO's Mark Volpe and learn more.

listen button Hear a discussion about Andris Nelsons coming to the BSO, with CNE's Brian McCreath and Boston Public Radio's Margery Eagan and Peter Kadzis.
Conductor Erich Leinsdorf

WCRB celebrates the legacy of one of the BSO's most significant Music Directors with a 1969 television interview and an audio documentary.

Watch the interview and hear the documentary
Celebrating 60 Years of the BSO and WGBH

On Oct. 6, 1951, WGBH Radio signed onto the air for the first time.  Hear a commemorative program originally broadcast on the 60th anniversary of that date, with the voices of Aaron Copland and Ralph Lowell.
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Keith's Classical Corner

Keiths Classical Corner

Each weekday morning, the Boston Pops' Keith Lockhart joins WCRB's Laura Carlo to share a classical music pick of the day. They talk about the story behind the music, and mark holidays and historic dates with tributes to some of the great artists and composers of the genre.

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WCRB's Tanglewood Broadcast Schedule
99.5 WCRB brings you the 2014 Tanglewood season, live from the Koussevitzky Music Shed, with hosts Ron Della Chiesa and Brian McCreath.
Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops broadcasts from Tanglewood can be heard each Friday and Saturday at 8pm and each Sunday at 2pm.
See our full broadcast schedule below.

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listen buttonHear extended interviews with conductors, soloists, and BSO musicians, and others

To see the full schedule of BSO and Pops performances, and to purchase tickets, visit the BSO Box Office, where you can also learn more about the release of archival Boston Symphony Chamber Players recordings.
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