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How to Get to Symphony Hall

Tips on etiquette and enjoyment for tonight’s BU concert


Click on the slide show above to to learn about tonight’s concert at Symphony Hall.

Tonight, nearly 250 members of the Boston University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus will give one of their most important performances. The College of Fine Arts annual fall concert is notable not only for showcasing talented musicians, but for taking place at one of the world’s premier concert halls — Boston’s Symphony Hall.

Conducted by David Hoose, a CFA professor of music and director of orchestral activities at the school of music, the concert will feature the 1988 piece Fearful Symmetries, by American composer John Coolidge Adams, and Maurice Ravel’s ballet Daphnis et Chloé.

“Tonight’s concert is an excellent way for people to become acquainted with classical music,” says violinist Zoya Tsvetkova (CFA’10). “The pieces we’ll be performing are not your typical Bach or Beethoven. One is a beautiful piece by a 20th-century French composer, and the other is a kind of groovy ’80s techno.”

Symphony Hall is regarded as one of the finest concert halls in the world. Home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, it is more than 100 years old.

The College of Fine Arts annual fall concert is tonight, November 24, at 8 p.m. at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave. General admission tickets are $25. Student rush tickets ($10) are available at the door from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Anyone with a BU ID will receive a free ticket at the door. For more information, call 617-266-1200 or visit the Boston Symphony Orchestra Web site.

Vicky Waltz can be reached at vwaltz@bu.edu.


One Comment on How to Get to Symphony Hall

  • R.C. on 02.19.2009 at 10:03 am

    Were the concert recorded?


    I live far away from Boston, but am interested on hearing music performed by the Boston University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus.

    I’d like to know first if this and any other concerts are being recorded and converted to digital, and if it’s the case, could someone share a few recordings with me?

    Thanks a lot!

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