Boston’s Classical Music Season, A Feast of Masterpieces

By | September 18, 2022

The Boston Symphony Orchestra dominates the Hub’s classical scene as a result of, nicely, it is arguably the best symphony on the earth. However because the BSO enters its 2022-23 season, it is vital to go searching the vary of excellent organizations opening their very own seasons. So, from Symphony Corridor to occasions throughout town, fall shall be stuffed with previous favorites and trendy masterpieces.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra

The entire new and newly composed works the BSO presents this fall come from feminine composers, together with items by Jessie Montgomery, Julia Adolphe and Caroline Shaw. This exhibits a welcome dedication from the orchestra to increasing the canon, which shall be nicely represented by the BSO over the subsequent 9 months. Fall shall be a busy piano schedule with Awadagin Pratt, Emanuel Ax, Lang Lang, Yuja Wang and extra. In 2023, legendary violinist Midori performs Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, conductor Karina Canellakis makes her Symphony Corridor debut for Karel Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 plus Brahms, Wagner, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff. (

Hayoung Choi will be the cellist for the Boston Philharmonic's Dvorak Cello Concerto on November 12.  (Photo by Ettore Causa)
Hayoung Choi would be the cellist for the Boston Philharmonic’s Dvorak Cello Concerto on November 12. (Photograph by Ettore Causa)

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra’s 2022-2023 live performance season marks Maestro Benjamin Zander’s fiftieth anniversary as a conductor. Zander is a pressure of nature and a pressure for good on the earth of classical music (it’s a must to Google his Ted discuss!). The conductor made positive to pick works for the 2 seasons of the group that performed an vital function in his life and work. The BPO begins with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2. Later concert events will embrace Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. (

Fort of our skins

An area live performance and academic collection dedicated to celebrating black artwork by way of music, Fort of Our Skins has put collectively one other wealthy season. A number of highlights: In October, at Boston College, the group will provide lectures, masterclasses and performances associated to the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker. In December, again in residence on the Longy Faculty of Music at Bard School, he’ll provide three days of occasions across the music of Anthony R. Inexperienced. The inexperienced celebration continues in April with the world premiere of her multimedia venture analyzing the seven years of isolation endured by abolitionist and author Harriet Jacobs. (

Handel & Haydn conductor Anthony Trecek-King launches his “Crossing the Deep” collaboration, with countertenor Reginald Mobley. (Photograph Gretjen Helene/A Priori Pictures)

Handel & Haydn Society

Bach taking part in the interval devices he wrote for, a Baroque Christmas and the genius that’s Handel’s “Messiah” will all be great – as you’d anticipate. However H&H has some good surprises in retailer. In November, the group presents the very first full performances of Mozart’s comedian opera “The Marriage of Figaro” that includes the titanic expertise of lyric soprano Ying Fang. In 2023, the whole Brandenburg concertos will observe, and conductor Anthony Trecek-King and countertenor Reginald Mobley will launch their collaboration “Crossing the Deep”, which explores Previous and New World music impressed from the Bible, from spirituals to the music of Handel. (