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Boston Symphony Orchestra

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Aug 6, 2023

The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s musicians and Board of Trustees have ratified a three-year labor agreement that restores annual wage growth and includes a catch-up increase for the musicians. Read more here.

May 17, 2023

Chad Smith, Los Angeles Philharmonic’s President/CEO, will leave his post this fall to become President/CEO of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Read more here.


Dec 18, 2022

Gail Samuel, who took the helm of the storied Boston Symphony Orchestra last year as its first female president and chief executive, has resigned from her post just 18 months into her tenure. Read more here.

Nov 7, 2022

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is traveling to Japan for its first international tour since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the four-city, six-concert tour, the BSO will be the first American orchestra to visit Japan since pre-pandemic times. Read more here.

Oct 5, 2022

The Boston Symphony Orchestra will embark upon a 4-city tour of Japan in November. Read more here.

Apr 21, 2022

Click here to read how the anguish of war permeates the Boston Symphony Orchestra's 2022-23 season.

Apr 18, 2022

More than 30 members of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and the Boston Symphony Orchestra tested positive for COVID-19 following a recent performance in Boston. Read more here.

Apr 12, 2022

The Boston Symphony cancels its European tour over virus concerns. Read more here.

Jan 25, 2022

The Boston Symphony has announced its upcoming 2022 Tanglewood season with performances June 17 through September 4. Read more here.


Oct 4, 2021

The Boston Symphony Orchestra made a celebratory return to Symphony Hall. Read more here.

Sep 16, 2021

The Boston Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2021-22 season. Read more here.

Jul 13, 2021

The Boston Symphony returned to its summer home for its first in-person performances since March 2020. Read more here.

Jul 5, 2021

The Boston Symphony Orchestra opens its Tanglewood season on July 10th. Read more here.

Jun 20, 2021

Boston Symphony Orchestra announced plans to reopen Symphony Hall and resume in-person performances for a complete season starting in September. Read more here.

Apr 9, 2021

Boston Symphony Orchestra announces its 2021 Tanglewood season. Read more here.

Mar 20, 2021

The Boston Symphony Orchestra announces return of in-person audiences at Tanglewood Music Festival. Read more here.

Mar 17, 2021

Boston Symphony Orchestra is optimistic that in-person performances will return to Tanglewood this summer. Read more here.

Feb 18, 2021

The Boston Symphony Orchestra names first woman Chief Executive. Read more here.


Nov 17, 2020

This week the Boston Symphony Orchestra launches their new BSO NOW video series. Read more here.

Oct 30, 2020

Boston Symphony introduces BSO NOW, the online home for new BSO and Boston Pops performances. Read more here.

Oct 22, 2020

Boston Symphony Orchestra presents music written in the wake of the George Floyd killing. Read more here.

Oct 18, 2020

Boston Symphony Orchestra cancels live performances, pivots to online offerings as classical music’s popularity soars. Read more here.

Oct 14, 2020

Boston Symphony Orchestra presents newly- commissioned brass works by African-American composers. Read more here.

Sep 12, 2020

Newly-ratified labor agreement for the Boston Symphony includes salary cuts to the musicians and the launch of a BSO Resident Fellowship Program. Read more here.

Jul 30, 2020

Boston Symphony Orchestra cancels fall performances over coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.

Jul 4, 2020

Without music festivals this summer, Boston Symphony Orchestra dives into its archives. Read more here.

Jun 28, 2020

Boston Symphony Orchestra plans a July Fourth Pops broadcast. Read more here.

Jun 16, 2020

From lawn to screen: Boston Symphony takes Tanglewood summer music festival online. Read more here.

May 15, 2020

Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, has canceled its 2020 live performance season due to the coronavirus. Read more here.

Apr 19, 2020

Boston Symphony Orchestra to cut musician pay due to COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.

Jan 27, 2020

Boston Symphony Orchestra's President and CEO Mark Volpe to retire next year. Read more here.


Nov 11, 2019

The Boston Symphony releases a new CD of recent commissions. Read more here.

Nov 4, 2019

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra celebrate their partnership and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Read more here.

Feb 18, 2019

Boston Symphony Orchestra flutist settles equal-pay lawsuit with orchestra. Read more here.

Feb 11, 2019

The Boston Symphony Orchestra scores 2 Grammys for Shostakovich recordings. Read more here.


Dec 17, 2018

BSO Principal Flute Elizabeth Rowe has sued the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Her case could change how orchestras pay men and women. Read more here.