Boston Symphony Orchestra 2012-13 Schedule, Day by Day and Week by Week

Welcome to the BSO Planning Page. Here you will find all the performance details for the 2012-13 Season. Subject to change, of course.

You may also want to read about the individual conductors, soloists and programming themes found in The Season Announcement…

Saturday, September 22, 7 p.m. (Opening Night)

Itzhak Perlman, conductor and violin


Romances Nos. 1 and 2 for violin and orchestra

Symphony No. 7

Thursday, September 27, 8 p.m. Friday, September 28, 8 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 8 p.m.

Bramwell Tovey, conductor Alfred Walker, bass-baritone (Porgy) Laquita Mitchell, soprano** (Bess) Alison Buchanan, soprano** (Lily, Strawberry Woman) Angel Blue, soprano* (Clara)

Marquita Lister, soprano** (Serena) Krysty Swann, mezzo-soprano** (Annie) Gwendolyn Brown, contralto** (Maria) Calvin Lee, tenor** (Mingo, Nelson, Crab Man) Jermaine Smith, tenor** (Sportin’ Life) Chauncey Packer, tenor** (Peter) Gregg Baker, baritone** (Crown) Patrick Blackwell, baritone** (Jim, Undertaker) John Fulton, baritone** (Robbins) Robert Honeysucker, baritone (Frazier) Leon Williams, baritone** (Jake) Actors to be announced Tanglewood Festival Chorus

John Oliver, conductor

GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess Concert performance

Thursday, October 4, 8 p.m. Friday, October 5, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 8 p.m.

Marcelo Lehninger, conductor Joshua Bell, violin

TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy-overture

BERNSTEIN Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium) for

violin and orchestra

DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8

Tuesday, October 9, 8 p.m.

Marcelo Lehninger, conductor Hawthorne String Quartet

TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy-overture

SCHULHOFF Concerto for String Quartet and

Wind Orchestra

DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8

Thursday, October 11, 8 p.m. Friday, October 12, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 8 p.m.

Vladimir Jurowski, conductor* Arabella Steinbacher, violin

MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto


Thursday, October 18, 8 p.m. Friday, October 19, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, 8 p.m.

Charles Dutoit, conductor Nikolai Lugansky, piano* Elizabeth Rowe, flute

John Ferrillo, oboe William R. Hudgins, clarinet Richard Svoboda, bassoon James Sommerville, horn Thomas Rolfs, trumpet Toby Oft, trombone

DEBUSSY Fanfares and Symphonic Fragments from

The Martydom of Saint Sebastian

MARTIN Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments, Timpani, Percussion, and String Orchestra

RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3

Thursday, October 25, 8 p.m. Friday, October 26, 8 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 8 p.m.

Charles Dutoit, conductor Olga Peretyatko, soprano* (The Nightingale) Julie Boulianne, mezzo-soprano* (The Child) Sandrine Piau, soprano*

Diana Axentii* and Yvonne Naef, mezzo-sopranos Edgaras Montvidas* and Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, tenors David Kravitz, Kelley Markgraf*, and David Wilson- Johnson, baritones Matthew Rose, bass* Tanglewood Festival Chorus

John Oliver, conductor

STRAVINSKY The Nightingale

RAVEL L’Enfant et les sortilèges

Concert performances, sung in Russian (Stravinsky) and French (Ravel) with English supertitles

Thursday, November 1, 8 p.m. Friday, November 2, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 8 p.m.

Juanjo Mena, conductor

Gil Shaham, violin

SAARIAHO Circle Map, for orchestra and electronics (American premiere; BSO co-commission)

BRITTEN Violin Concerto

DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7

Thursday, November 8, 8 p.m. Friday, November 9, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 8 p.m.

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Daniil Trifonov, piano*

SIERRA Fandangos for orchestra

TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1

PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

Thursday, November 15, 8 p.m. Friday, November 16, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 8 p.m.

Thomas Adès, conductor Dawn Upshaw, soprano

Kirill Gerstein, piano**

SIBELIUS Luonnotar, for soprano and orchestra

ADÈS In Seven Days, for piano and orchestra

PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 1

SIBELIUS Symphony No. 6

Friday, November 23, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 8 p.m.

Christian Zacharias, conductor and piano

HAYDN Symphony No. 76

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat, K.456

BEETHOVEN The Creatures of Prometheus (complete ballet score)

Thursday, November 29, 8 p.m. Friday, November 30, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 8 p.m.

Stéphane Denève, conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

BERLIOZ Overture to Les Francs-juges

SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 5, Egyptian

MacMILLAN Three Interludes from The Sacrifice

ROUSSEL Bacchus et Ariane, Suite No. 2

2013 Schedule – Boston Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, January 10, 8 p.m. Friday, January 11, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 8 p.m.

Alan Gilbert, conductor

Lisa Batiashvili, violin

DUTILLEUX Métaboles for Orchestra

TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto

STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements

RAVEL La Valse

Thursday, January 17, 8 p.m. Friday, January 18, 8 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 8 p.m.

Daniele Gatti, conductor Fiorenza Cedolins, soprano* Ekaterina Gubanova, mezzo-soprano* Fabio Sartori, tenor*

Carlo Colombara, bass* Tanglewood Festival Chorus

John Oliver, conductor

VERDI Requiem

Thursday, January 24, 8 p.m. Friday, January 25, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 8 p.m.

Charles Dutoit, conductor Stephen Hough, piano

HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes of Weber

LISZT Piano Concerto No. 1

PROKOFIEV Suite from Romeo and Juliet

Thursday, January 31, 8 p.m. Friday, February 1, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 8 p.m.

Andris Nelsons, conductor** Baiba Skride, violin*

SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5

Thursday, February 7, 8 p.m. Friday, February 8, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, 8 p.m.

Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor Renaud Capuçon, violin**

BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn

SIBELIUS Violin Concerto

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

Thursday, February 14, 8 p.m. Friday, February 15, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 8 p.m.

Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor Radu Lupu, piano

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K.488

BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4, Romantic

Thursday, February 21, 8 p.m. Friday, February 22, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 23, 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, 8 p.m.

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor Alexandra Coku, soprano

Karen Cargill, mezzo-soprano Matthew Polenzani, tenor Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, bass* Tanglewood Festival Chorus

John Oliver, conductor

STRAVINSKY Pulcinella (complete)

HAYDN Mass in Time of War

Thursday, February 28, 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 8 p.m.

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor Lang Lang, piano**

HINDEMITH Konzertmusik for Strings and Brass

RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2

BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra

Thursday, March 14, 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 8 p.m.

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor Lynn Harrell, cello

Olivier Latry, organ*

MOZART Symphony No. 41, Jupiter

THOMAS Cello Concerto No. 3 (world premiere; BSO commission)

SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, Organ

Thursday, March 21, 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 8 p.m.

Daniele Gatti, conductor Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano


Prelude to Lohengrin

Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde

Orchestral excerpts from Götterdämmerung Siegfried Idyll

Orchestral and vocal excerpts from Parsifal

Thursday, March 28, 8 p.m. Friday, March 29, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 8 p.m.

Daniele Gatti, conductor Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano Women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus

John Oliver, conductor Boys of the PALS Children’s Chorus

Andy Icochea Icochea, conductor

MAHLER Symphony No. 3

Tuesday, April 2, 8 p.m.

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor Garrick Ohlsson, piano

HINDEMITH Konzertmusik for Strings and Brass

RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra

Friday, April 12, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 8 p.m.

Oliver Knussen, conductor Pinchas Zukerman, violin Claire Booth, soprano*

MIASKOVSKY Symphony No. 10

KNUSSEN Violin Concerto

KNUSSEN Whitman Settings, for soprano and orchestra


STOKOWSKI Pictures at an Exhibition

Thursday, April 18, 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 8 p.m.

Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

BRITTEN Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury

MOZART Serenade No. 11 in E-flat for winds, K.375

DVOŘÁK Serenade for Strings

TIPPETT Praeludium, for brass, bells, and percussion

BRITTEN The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Thursday, April 25, 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 8 p.m.

Bernard Haitink, conductor Camilla Tilling, soprano

SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5

MAHLER Symphony No. 4

Thursday, May 2, 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 8 p.m.

Bernard Haitink, conductor Nikolaj Znaider, violin

BRAHMS Violin Concerto

SCHUBERT Symphony in C, The Great

Subscriptions for the BSO’s 2012-2013 season are available by calling the BSO Subscription Office at 888-266-7575 or online through the BSO’s website (  Single tickets, priced from $31 to $123, go on sale Monday, August 6, at 10 a.m. Regular-season Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts on Tuesday and Thursday evenings are priced from $31 to $113; Friday afternoons are priced from $30 to $108; concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings are priced from $33 to $123.  Tickets may be purchased by phone throughSymphonyCharge (617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200), online through the BSO’s website (, or in person at the Symphony Hall Box Office (301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston). There is a $6.25 service fee for all tickets purchased online or by phone through SymphonyCharge.

A limited number of Rush Tickets for Boston Symphony Orchestra subscription concerts on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Friday afternoons are set aside to be sold on the day of a performance. These tickets are sold at $9 each, one to a customer, at the Symphony Hall Box Office on Fridays beginning at 10 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 5 p.m.

The BSO’s <40=$20 program allows patrons under the age of 40 to purchase tickets for $20.  Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis on both the orchestra and balcony levels.  There is a limit of one pair per performance, but patrons may attend as many performances as desired.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra offers groups advanced ticket reservations and flexible payment options for BSO concerts at Symphony Hall.  Groups of 20 or more may take advantage of ticket discounts, backstage tours, clinics, and master classes.  Pre- and post-concert dining options and private function space are available.  More information is available through the group sales office at

The BSO College Card and High School Card are the best way for students and aspiring young musicians to experience the BSO on a regular basis.  For only $25 (College Card) or $10 (High School Card) students can attend most BSO concerts at no additional cost by registering the card online to receive text and email notifications of real-time ticket availability.

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