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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.

20 Years of Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops!

Keith Lockhart

The 2015 Boston Pops season celebrates two decades with conductor Keith Lockhart. Highlights of the season include

  • an Opening Night with Bernadette Peters,
  • two performances with Audra McDonald,
  • A Celtic Sojourn at Pops, with WGBH's Brian O'Donovan,
  • the classic film Singin' in the Rain, with live orchestral accompaniment,
  • Gospel Night with the Blind Boys of Alabama,
  • the acrobats of Cirque de la Symphonie,
  • Simply Sondheim, with Broadway stars Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley,
  • and Film Night with John Williams.


For more details on all the performances and to purchase tickets, visit the Boston Pops Box Office. And see the WCRB Pops broadcast schedule below.

Broadcast Schedule (all beginning at 8pm)

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 two works by Dmitri Shostakovich: the Passacaglia from Act II of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and the Symphony No. 10.

Andris Nelsons

 Monday, Apr. 6

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

Hear a preview with Michael Gandolfi and Olivier Latry:

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.

Seiji Ozawa

Saturday, May 9, and Monday, May 18

Ron Della Chiesa tells the story of the BSO through the influence of the last five music directors, with performances led by Charles Munch, Erich Leinsdorf, Williams Steinberg, Seiji Ozawa, and James Levine.

Andris Nelsons

Saturday, May 16, and Monday, May 25

Hear the most recent Boston Symphony recordings, including Wagner's Overture to Tannhäuser and the Symphony No. 2 by Sibelius, conducted by BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons.

Keith Lockhart

Saturday, May 23, and Monday, June 1

By Popular Demand!

The audience votes, and the Pops plays! Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops play the audience's choices in the first WCRB Pops broadcast of the season.

Film Night with John Williams

Saturday, May 30, and Monday, June 8

Film Night!

Laureate Conductor and film legend John Williams returns to Symphony Hall with selections from his dozens of movie scores as well as those of other Hollywood composers.

Audra McDonald

Saturday, June 6, and Monday, June 15

Audra McDonald!

The Tony Award-winning Broadway actress and vocalist celebrates the 20th anniversary of the partnership of Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops with a special Presidents at Pops performance.

Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley

Saturday, June 13, and Monday, June 22

Simply Sondheim!

Broadway stars Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops to celebrate Stephen Sondheim, the composer whose scores include Sunday in the Park with George, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, and much more.

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:


Keith's Classical Corner

Keiths Classical Corner

Each Tuesday 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.

>> Visit Keith's Classical Corner
Conductor Erich Leinsdorf: The Exit Interview

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


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