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Boston Symphony Orchestra

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Address: 301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115-4557
Phone Number: +1 617-266-1492
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Christmas

The Christmas show was incredible! The best symphony concert I have ever been too and I usually fall asleep. They ended with a sing-a-long with some popular songs that everyone... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Christmas show was incredible! The best symphony concert I have ever been too and I usually fall asleep. They ended with a sing-a-long with some popular songs that everyone knows. A must see for people who love Christmas Music!

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends wanted to visit so they booked for all of us. The hall is beautiful. The first hour was heaven, with an older beloved conductor. It was soothing and beautiful. I was really enjoying my visit. The second half was horrible, a gruesome opera about Bluebeard. I hated it, my friends were laughing about it later. It was awful.... More 

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are not classical music followers/listeners but wanted to go to Symphony Hall to experinece the venue and to hear the Boston Smphony Orchestra. We are very glad we did. The hall is magnificent, so much history. We had first balcony seats in the first row, about halfway down, which were good but we had to lean over if we... More 

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Vashon, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Anyone with an interest in music, history and architecture should attend a performance of the Boston Symphony Orchestra at historic Symphony Hall. Symphony Hall is a small and acoustically renowned venue in which there really doesn't appear to be a 'bad' seat, even up in the second balcony. Food and drinks are served both upstairs and downstairs in rooms separate... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We attended BSO for the first time to see Yo Yo Ma perform along with Charles Dutoit conducting. Be prepared to be moved in a constant state of awe--the hall itself is so grand with the statues in the wall, the gilded "Beethoven" crest, and amazing acoustics. The musicians are also incredible: arrive at least 20 minutes in advance to... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Was fortunate enough to be in town at the same time as a performance of the Elgar Cello Concerto by Yo-Yo Ma with the BSO. Well, what can I say? Perhaps the best evening of classical music I've experienced in a long time. Soloist and orchestra were incredible, and Symphony Hall is a venue with an incredibly rich musical history.... More 

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Get tickets if you can while visiting! What a great opportunity to visit downtown Boston! We had tickets in the balcony which really allowed us to see the musicians and acoustically there probably is not a bad seat in the hall. A symphony hall with so much history.....and leather seats! You can dine in before the event of during the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Alway an enchanting evening. I so love the music and the whole environment support the festive feeling. It is a great treat. Though not cheap, you can find the Friday noon rehearsals much cheaper and still enjoy the orchestra , the conductor , the hall and most of all the music.

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boston, mass.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

As a tourist, if you are lucky enough to be in town when the Symphony is performing, it is certainly worth a visit. And, if you live here, it is a sin not to visit Symphony Hall for a performance. There are several options for hearing the BSO perform, depending upon your schedule and your finances. There are less expensive... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is one of America's top orchestras (and one of its oldest, est. in the 1880s). The so-called "Big Five" orchestras in the US (Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia) have established a superior reputation among the world's top ensembles since the late nineteenth century! A concert by the BSO in Boston's marvelous Symphony Hall with its... More 

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Staying in Fenway / Kenmore

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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