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Boston’s Gala Season That Never Was

For  30 years, I’ve covered Boston’s social scene, writing about the black-tie galas, luncheons, dinner dances, fashion shows, and fundraisers that make up what I’ve […]

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Is the BSO Ready for a New Tune?

A number of years ago, I was co-chairing a fundraiser for a large local nonprofit. It was a seated black-tie dinner in a hotel ballroom, […]

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Julian Edelman and Devin McCourty Presented at the Grammys

The offseason has been tough for the Patriots. Gronk is recovering from a severe beer can injury; Tom Brady is busy answering questions about Gisele and […]

The view of the BSO stage from the back of Symphony Hall
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The BSO’s Top Flutist Is Suing the Organization for Violating the Equal Pay Law

The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s pay structure is out of tune, according to one musician. The BSO’s principal flutist, Elizabeth Rowe, is suing the organization under […]

Thomas Wilkins holds his baton and conducts the orchestra while smiling
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I Love My Job: Boston Pops Conductor Thomas Wilkins

What’s it like to have one of the coolest jobs in Boston? We want to know. So we’re tracking down the city’s most interesting people […]

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Boston Symphony and Boston Pops to Perform for Free in Franklin Park

Save the date for October 1—the Boston Pops and the Boston Symphony Orchestra will perform together for free in Franklin Park, the groups announced this […]

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The BSO Just Announced Its 2017-2018 Season

The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 2017-2018 season, which will run from September 22-May 4, will feature a few firsts for the institution, including a first-time-ever performance […]

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A $30 Million Tanglewood Expansion Project is Set to Open in 2019

The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home, Tanglewood, just announced a large expansion project to create a new $30 million performance, dining, and rehearsal complex. According […]

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The Boston Symphony Orchestra Won Another Grammy

In Boston, even our orchestras pick up a few pieces of hardware. The Boston Symphony Orchestra and conductor Andris Nelsons won a Grammy for Best […]

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German Conductor to Make BSO Debut at Tanglewood with Mahler’s First Symphony

Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 begins in a beguiling single note, inviting the listener to step into this realm of possibility and join the piece’s hero […]

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Throwback Thursday: Gustav Mahler and the Kennedy Assassinations

It was 156 years ago today that the world was blessed with Gustav Mahler, the revolutionary Austrian composer who sought to distill in his works […]

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BSO Performs Mahler’s Brilliant Debut, and Heart-Wrenching Goodbye

In the fifth lecture of a six-part series at Harvard in 1973, legendary conductor and Lawrence native Leonard Bernstein called the last page of Gustav […]

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BSO Announces the Boston Pops’ Spring 2016 Season

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced its full lineup for the Boston Pops’ spring 2016 season, which is set to run May 6 through June 18 […]

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Former BSO Music Director Seiji Ozawa Honored at Kennedy Center Gala

In 1960, a 25-year-old Seiji Ozawa arrived at Logan Airport, on his way to study at the Tanglewood Music Center in the Berkshires. Despite knowing […]

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Tanglewood’s Summer 2016 Schedule

This was a big year for the leading men of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, as Andris Nelsons extended his commitment to […]