Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Bartok / Tchaikovsky Concert & Livestream


Concerto for Orchestra

(36 minutes)


Symphony No. 5


Benjamin Zander, conductor




For the second concert, the “soloist” will not be standing out in front of the orchestra. It will be the members of the orchestra itself, many of whom are undoubtedly destined for important careers in music. The orchestra performs that ultimate test of an orchestra’s virtuosity and artistry: Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra. When the Boston Symphony gave its premiere in 1943, we know that it posed a great challenge for the orchestra. Now see how natural it is for their musical great-grandchildren.

The Concerto for Orchestra is usually the final work on any program, but for the BPYO, another towering work concludes the concert: Tchaikovsky’s deeply emotional Fifth Symphony. As an introduction to symphonic music for young people—perhaps attending their first orchestral concert—I cannot imagine a more perfect program. Invite all the young people you have in your life to hear this performance by the amazing members of the BPYO. It will turn them into music lovers forever. -Benjamin Zander


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 subject to change.


Single ticket sales will begin on August 22nd!

Friday, March 10, 2023
8:00PM / 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.

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