Masterworks

Experience the tradition, the stories and the emotional power of classical music as it was meant to be heard. We invite you to join us for Masterworks. Nine concerts of breathtaking selections from the world’s most inspired composers. Performed with a passion that will stir your soul and bring joy to your heart.

Want to learn about the show you’re about to see? Join us for a 30-minute pre-concert talk, offered for all Masterworks performances.

2018-2019 subscriptions are on sale now. Single tickets will go on sale August 20.

Upcoming Events:

Tchaikovsky's Firsts

Friday, November 30, 2018 - Sunday, December 2, 2018

We celebrate the great Tchaikovsky with two of his firsts! His triumphant Piano Concerto No. 1 was an immediate success upon its premiere in Boston in 1875, and was the first piece of classical music to sell a million records, with a performance by Van Cliburn in 1958. His melancholic... Event Details

Bach & Beyond

Friday, January 18, 2019 - Sunday, January 20, 2019

“Air on the G String,” the second movement in Bach’s Suite No. 3 in D Major, is unquestionably one of the most famous melodies in the Baroque era. Lully was the master of the lyric tragedy, and his Phaeton is a warning against excessive pride. This intricate tale, nicknamed “the... Event Details

Latin Lovers

Friday, February 15, 2019 - Sunday, February 17, 2019

It’s a Latin-infused festival of love! Copland’s dazzling El Salón México captures the spirit of a dance hall he visited during his first trip to Mexico. Piazzolla revolutionized tango music, and his sizzling Libertango intertwines the style with elements of jazz and classical. His fiery Aconcagua will feature the acclaimed... Event Details

Mozart Meets Klezmer

Friday, March 15, 2019 - Sunday, March 17, 2019

Mozart’s opera Lucio Silla has it all – political ambition, rivalry, love – and its grand overture is a miniature three movement symphony. His Symphony No. 39 is one of his three final symphonies, written during a time of great struggle for the composer. Influenced by Haydn, No. 39 is... Event Details

Vaughan Williams & Mendelssohn

Friday, April 12, 2019 - Sunday, April 14, 2019

Heavenly voices will fill Mortensen Hall in April! Vaughan Williams’ blissful Fantasia on “Greensleeves” was originally used in his opera, Sir John with Love, inspired by Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. His haunting Dona nobis pacem is a plea for peace in the years leading up to WWII. Mendelssohn’s... Event Details

Beethoven's 5th

Friday, May 3, 2019 - Sunday, May 5, 2019

Beginning with those unforgettable four notes, Beethoven’s blazing Symphony No. 5 “emanates directly and solely from the genius of Beethoven,” said Hector Berlioz. The HSO welcomes the groundbreaking, category-shattering trio Time for Three for Higdon’s Concerto 4-3, a work that blends bluegrass with traditional classical. And Britten’s haunting “Four Sea... Event Details

Mahler 5

Friday, May 31, 2019 - Sunday, June 2, 2019

We conclude our 75th season with Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 5! This pivotal work moves from tragedy to celebration, and its fourth movement, a declaration of love for his wife Alma, is his most renowned composition. Beethoven’s rich “Triple Concerto” features a dynamic interplay between soloists and orchestra, and showcases... Event Details

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