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By adamg - 10/27/22 - 12:58 pm

The Dig sets the Wayback Machine to the 1950s and details how the CIA came to pay for the Boston Symphony Orchestra to tour Europe. Yes, the Cold War was involved.

By adamg - 8/22/20 - 10:20 am

Layoff notices went out yesterday, according to one of the workers, Tammy Lynch, who has started a GoFundMe page to help her colleagues.

Many of those laid off have had very little time and ability to develop any savings, and they face uncertain futures, particularly regarding health insurance.

By adamg - 4/30/20 - 10:33 pm

Andris Nelsons BSO 2020 2021 Season Announcement

Joyce Kulhawik reports the details of the BSO's 2020/2021 season, which is now scheduled to open on Sept. 16.

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 3:09 pm

Peter Wilson reports the BSO is cancelling all performances through March 28, at both Symphony Hall and at Tanglewood because, well, you can guess.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 11:22 am

The Boston Music Intelligencer reports that the BSO, which had a planned Asian tour canceled over coronavirus fears, will instead play a series of free concerts in the Boston area - with one trip out to Tanglewood. Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/20 - 2:02 pm

WBZ reports, does not say if the BSO requires its musicians to get flu shots.

By adamg - 10/31/19 - 5:48 pm

If you happen to be downtown or in the Back Bay or the Fenway this evening and wonder about the Major Motorcade and all the police and stuff, it's because German Präsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier is Hubbing it to conclude "the official end of Wunderbar Together, the Year of German-America Friendship," with a joint concert by the BSO and the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester tonight. Read more.

By bsopress - 4/23/19 - 2:07 pm

Opening Night of the 2019 Boston Pops spring season—Wednesday, May 8—heralds the much-anticipated Boston Pops return of Bernadette Peters, dynamic star of stage and screen, and is the first of ten eclectic programs that Keith Lockhart will lead from the Symphony Hall stage. The upcoming season, which runs through June 15, also boasts an impressive lineup of Boston Pops debuts, including special appearances by actress and comedian Jane Lynch, travel guru Rick Steves, and Grammy and MacArthur “Genius Grant” winner Rhiannon Giddens who will curate and perform in an electrifying four-concert survey of American Roots music (5/22-25).

By adamg - 10/25/18 - 9:39 am

Compare to this 2013 music-off: Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/17 - 12:33 pm

A disgusted South End citizen files a complaint about people heading to BSO concerts who park on neighborhood streets and consider their $40 non-resident tickets a decent price for parking: Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/15 - 11:22 pm
Tanglewood simulcast concert in Copley Square

Stevil took in the Tanglewood 75th-anniversary simulcast in Copley Square tonight.

the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 9/28/14 - 1:06 pm

Andris Nelsons Debuts as Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director

The BSO posted these clips from Andris Nelsons's debut as its music director.

By adamg - 11/3/13 - 6:58 pm

A California photographer who claims the BSO owes him lots of money for the photographs it used for some Boston Pops concerts last year is, of course, suing.

The BSO replies that the photographer offered his work for free in exchange for letting him use the BSO name to try to drum up sponsorships for the "Visions of America" concerts. Since he couldn't find any sponsors, the BSO says it doesn't owe him the time of day.

By adamg - 10/23/13 - 10:56 am

Orchestral World Series: BSO vs SLSO

By adamg - 1/8/11 - 12:45 pm

Mike Ball reviews the BSO's opening performance of Stravinsky and Bartok, conducted by a chair-bound James Levine:

When I first saw his fancy office chair on his little dais, I was thinking he'd been immobilized. His staggering on-stage leaving heavily on a cane reinforced that sense.

Forget that. Come baton-waving time, he was if anything liberated by his chair, which became yet another tool instead of a limitation. If anything, he was more active last night than when he stood on two feet.

By adamg - 12/10/09 - 6:52 pm

Boston Music Intelligencer reports.

By adamg - 9/29/09 - 1:39 pm

Joel Brown reports on the BSO conductor's latest medical issue.

By adamg - 7/18/09 - 1:58 pm

Thomas Garvey reports. Of course, there is that whole talent thing ...

By adamg - 6/23/09 - 3:37 pm

The Phoenix reports.

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