BSO Airs Free Virtual Concert During Coronavirus


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Since classical music is such a great stress-reliever, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is offering everyone in isolation the chance to tune in for a free concert online, starting this afternoon.

The BSO's "Concert for Our City" was videotaped live during a full-house performance at Symphony Hall on February 16. It was part of a series of free concerts the orchestra played that month during the time it would have been on an East Asia tour, which was canceled due to COVID-19.

According to the BSO website, the concert will be available to stream starting 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 5th through May 20th. The lineup involves songs by several composers, including Tchaikovsky, Ginastera, Dvorak, and Brahms.

"During these challenging times of social distancing and sickness due to COVID-19, I hope that the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Concert for Our City YouTube stream and the many wonderful offerings at bso.org/athome will bring some comfort and inspiration to music lovers in Boston, throughout the country, and around the world," said Thomas Wilkins, BSO Artistic Advisor for Education and Community Engagement.

To find out more about the BSO's free concert, click here.

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