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Hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra on the radio and online, live from Symphony Hall each Saturday at 8pm, with encore broadcasts on Mondays at 8pm, all with host Ron Della Chiesa.

See the full BSO and Pops broadcast schedule below, and to plan your own visit to Symphony Hall or Tanglewood, visit the BSO Box Office.

Broadcast Schedule (all beginning at 8pm)

Asher Fisch

Saturday, Jan. 31, and Monday, Feb. 9

Conductor Asher Fisch leads the BSO in Avner Dorman's Astrolatry, Sergei Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2, with soloist Julian Rachlin, and the Symphony No. 1, the Spring symphony, by Robert Schumann.

Ken-David Masur

Monday, Feb. 2

Ken-David Masur conducts the BSO in Hector Berlioz's Le Corsaire Overture, the Cello Concerto No. 1 by Camille Saint-Saëns, with soloist Johannes Moser, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's dazzling Scheherezade.

(Tugan Sokhiev, originally scheduled to conduct this program, has cancelled his appearance due to illness.)

Hear a preview with Ken-David Masur:

Paul Lewis

Saturday, Feb. 7, and Monday, Feb. 16

In an encore broadcast from the 2014 Tanglewood season, Paul Lewis is the soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 12, and Manfred Honeck conducts the BSO in Beethoven's Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, the "Italian."

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Vladimir Jurowski

Saturday, Feb. 14, and Monday, Feb. 23

Conductor Vladimir Jurowski leads the BSO in Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, the American premiere of Harrison Birtwistle's Responses: Of sweet disorder and the carefully careless, with pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, From the Apocalypse by Anatol Liadov, and the Suite from Stravinsky's The Firebird.

Stephane Deneve

Saturday, Feb. 21, and Monday, Mar. 2

Stéphane Denève conducts Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite, Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1, with soloist James Ehnes, Milhaud's The Creation of the World, and Poulenc's Les Biches.

Julia Fischer

Saturday, Feb. 28, and Monday, Mar. 9

Julia Fischer is the soloist in the Violin Concerto by Johannes Brahms, and Charles Dutoit conducts Igor Stravinksy's Dumbarton Oaks and Claude Debussy's Images.

Charles Dutoit

Saturday, Mar. 7, and Monday, Mar. 16

Charles Dutoit leads the BSO and Tanglewood Festival Chorus and Voices Boston in Karol Szymanowski's rarely heard opera King Roger, with baritone Mariusz Kwiecien in the title role and soprano Olga Pasichnyk as Roxana.

Emanuel Ax

Saturday, Mar. 14, and Monday, Mar. 23

Emanuel Ax is the soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 14 and Richard Strauss's Burleske, and Christoph von Dohnányi conducts the Sextet from Strauss's Capriccio and Mozart's Symphony No. 35, the Haffner.

Christoph von Dohnanyi

Saturday, Mar. 21, and Monday, Mar. 30

Conductor Christoph von Dohnányi leads the BSO in one of the most remarkable sets of music ever written for orchestra: Mozart's final three symphonies, including No. 39, No. 40, and No. 41, the Jupiter.

Andris Nelsons

Saturday, Mar. 28, and Monday, Apr. 6

Music Director Andris Nelsons conducts the world premiere of a BSO commission by Boston composer Michael Gandolfi, featuring organist Olivier Latry, and the Symphony No. 6 by Gustav Mahler.

Christian Tetzlaff

Saturday, Apr. 4, and Monday, Apr. 13

Violinist Christian Tetzlaff is the soloist in the Violin Concerto by Ludwig van Beethoven, and BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons leads the orchestra in the Symphony No. 10 by Dmitri Shostakovich.

Andris Nelsons

Saturday, Apr. 11, and Monday, Apr. 20

Andris Nelsons conducts Gunther Schuller's Dreamscape (a BSO commission for the 75th anniversary of Tanglewood), Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27, with soloist Richard Goode, and Richard Strauss's Ein Heldenleben.

David Zinman

Saturday, Apr. 18, and Monday, Apr. 27

In an encore broadcast from the 2014 Tanglewood season, David Zinman leads the BSO in an All-Tchaikovsky program, including the Andante cantabile for cello and strings and Rococo Variations, both with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, and the Symphony No. 6, the "Pathétique."

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Saturday, Apr. 25, and Monday, May 4

Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink leads the BSO in Ravel's Mother Goose and Piano Concerto in G, with soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Thomas Adès's Three Studies from Couperin, and Mozart's Symphony No. 36, the Linz.

Bernard Haitink

Saturday, May 2, and Monday, May 11

Conductor Bernard Haitink and the BSO bring the season to a close with Schumann's Manfred Overture, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, with soloist Maria João Pires, and the Symphony No. 1 by Brahms.

Tanglewood 2015

The Tanglewood Music Center celebrates 75 years, and Andris Nelsons conducts six concerts in the summer of 2015.

Learn more about Tanglewood 2015

See the final installment of New Tanglewood Tales, the video series that documents the experiences of six Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center:


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