Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Strauss / Beethoven Concert & LiveStream


Ein Heldenleben

Beethoven                                         Symphony No. 5

Benjamin Zander, conductor




Ein Heldenleben marks the climax of that string of magnificent tone poems that established Richard Strauss’s early fame and that, over the course of the ensuing century, have proved enduring and inexhaustible. Strauss himself is the hero of this Hero’s Life, and his vast orchestra with its limitless resources of color and nuance portrays the world in which he battles for the acceptance of his music, woos his future bride, and earns a place of eternal renown with his life’s achievements.

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony – the absolutely iconic Beethoven work. It is in part because it is so well known that Mr. Zander has always been powerfully attracted to it, because his study of what Beethoven actually wrote revealed a piece that is quite different from what one usually hears. His bracing, often revelatory account of this piece has thrilled audiences at the BPO and all over the world whenever he has conducted it.

This is a live concert that will be live streamed! Be sure to read through our support page for Boston Philharmonic virtual events.


Information for ticket buyers

  • All Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra concerts make use of a stage extension. This makes row E the first row directly in front of the stage. View Symphony Hall Seat Map to see where the extension overlaps and where any viewer obstructions are located before you choose your seats.
  • If you are choosing to have your tickets emailed to you, your tickets are print-at-home and not digital or e-tickets. This means that you will receive an email with PDF attachments. One PDF per ticket that you purchased. You must print your PDF ticket(s) out and bring them with you to the concert. Print-at-home tickets are a convenience for ticket buyers so that they may receive their tickets right away.
  • View our Ticket Policies page for further information.

All dates, repertoire, venues, and artists are subject to change.


Single ticket sales will begin on August 22nd!

SUNday, November 20, 2022
3:00PM / Symphony Hall
There will be no pre-concert Guide to the music with Benjamin Zander before the concert.


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All visitors must present full proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test each time they enter Symphony Hall. Fully vaccinated is defined as having had your second COVID-19 vaccination at least two weeks before your concert date.

Accepted vaccines include those authorized (either fully or for emergency use) by the Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization.

Options for proof of vaccination:

  • Vaccination card
  • Photo of vaccination card
  • Digital vaccine record

Acceptable COVID-19 tests:

  • PCR test taken within the last 72 hours
  • Antigen test taken within the last 24 hours

  • Proof of a negative test can be in the form of a photo or email of negative test results from a clinic, testing center, medical professional, or a time-stamped photo of an at-home test.

 Review the current Covid-19 policies for further information. 

For the 2021-2022 concert season all concerts will be held at Symphony Hall. To help you plan your visit please read:

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