The Boston Symphony Orchestra has played both globally and throughout the United States; it plays an active role in acquiring work from some of today’s most musically influential composers.
Now in its 132nd season, the Orchestra gave its inaugural concert on October 22, 1881, and has continued to uphold the vision of its founder, the businessman, philanthropist, Civil War veteran, and amateur musician Henry Lee Higginson, for well over a century.
The Orchestra is composed of distinguished musicians from around the world.
More than 250 concerts are performed annually by the Boston Symphony Orchestra among other performances by internationally acclaimed musicians.
Symphony Hall Hours Shop during BSO Season:
Every Thursday & Saturday - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Performances when the Cafe is open - 5:30 pm through intermission
Performances when the Cafe is closed - hall doors through intermission
Symphony Hall Shop Hours for Holiday Pops:
Thursday & Friday 3pm-9pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am-8:30pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday open 1 hour before a concert.