99.5 WCRB Classical Radio Boston joins with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) to bring their concerts to the public in a time of social distancing and the widespread cancellation of live events.
As our community grapples with extreme and unprecedented challenges, WCRB and the Boston Symphony Orchestra invite you to the virtual community of concerts performed at Symphony Hall, Monday through Saturday at 8pm.
The BSO, like so many organizations, businesses, schools, places of worship, and other cornerstones of our lives, has been forced to suspend live concerts. But, while each of us faces daily life through a new – and, without a doubt, uncomfortable – prism, we can still experience the warmth and community those concerts foster.
For the next four weeks, beginning on March 23 at 8pm and continuing each night, Monday through Saturday, WCRB will take you to Symphony Hall and a selection of remarkable BSO performances from the Andris Nelsons era. Made possible by the generosity of the musicians of the BSO, these broadcasts will, we hope, provide a sense of what we all value about live performances: a shared experience, in real time, of extraordinary art.
Here’s the schedule:
March 23 – Nelsons Conducts Beethoven, Bartok, and Tchaikovsky
March 24 – Mozart with Vogt and the BSO
March 25 – Jean-Yves Thibaudet Plays Ravel
March 26 – Mitsuko Uchida Plays Mozart
March 27 – Strauss and Mozart with Dohnányi and Ax
March 28 – Kaufmann and Nylund sing Wagner with the BSO
March 30 – Christian Zacharias Conducts Schubert
March 31 – Tetzlaff Plays Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
April 1 – Moser Plays Dvorák
April 2 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in Music
April 3 – Hannigan Sings “let me tell you”
April 4 – Lisiecki’s BSO Debut in a Concerto by Chopin
April 6 – Johannes Moser Plays Saint-Saëns
April 7 – Roth Conducts the “Eroica”
April 8 – Bernard Haitink Conducts Haydn, Debussy, and Beethoven
April 9 – All-Brahms with Emanuel Ax
April 10 – Nelsons Conducts Dvorák’s Heartfelt “Stabat Mater”
April 11 – Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony
April 13 – The Brilliance of the Mendelssohn Siblings, with the BSO
April 14 – Blomstedt Conducts Mozart’s “Jupiter”
April 15 – British Orchestral Grace with Davis
April 16 – Gerstein Premiere’s Adès’s Piano Concerto
April 17 – Nelsons Conducts Ravel, Benjamin, Berlioz
April 18 – A Brahms Masterpiece, with Vadim Gluzman