Last update: January 11, 2022
The 2021-2022 Concert Season and Online Events
As we enter a concert season unlike any we have experienced before, we are reaching out to update you on our current status and plans as we move forward.
For the 2021-2022 concert season all concerts will be held at Symphony Hall, Boston. We will be complying with the policies that Symphony Hall has laid out. To help you plan your visit to Symphony Hall please read the Safe in Sound: Symphony Hall page on their website for information about health and safety measures.
All of our concerts are available to live stream! Information about the live stream option for each concert can be found on the concert's page:
Boston Philharmonic February 6, 2022 at Symphony Hall
Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra February 27, 2022 at Symphony Hall
Boston Philharmonic April 8, 2022 at Symphony Hall
Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra May 6, 2022 at Symphony Hall
Proof of Vaccination
Per Symphony Hall: Effective January 15.
- In accordance with the City of Boston’s vaccine requirement, visitors aged 12 and older must present proof of full vaccination* each time they enter Symphony Hall. The required dose must be received at least two weeks before your concert date to be allowed entrance.
- Starting January 15, we are no longer able to accept a negative COVID-19 test in place of proof of vaccination for visitors aged 12 and older.
- Options for proof of vaccination include showing a vaccination card, a photo of the card, or a digital vaccine record.
- Accepted vaccines include those authorized (either fully or for emergency use) by the Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization.
*The vaccination requirement will be phased in over time based on age.
- Age 12+: Must show proof of full vaccination (two doses, or one where applicable) by January 15. Beginning January 15, a negative test will no longer be accepted for entry.
- Ages 5-11: Must show proof of at least one dose of vaccine by March 1 and full vaccination (two doses, or one where applicable) by May 1. Beginning March 1, a negative test will no longer be accepted for entry.
- Age Under 5: Negative COVID-19 test will be accepted for entry until further notice. Acceptable tests are either:
- a PCR test taken within the last 72 hours or
- an antigen test taken within the last 24 hours.
Face Mask Requirement
Per Symphony Hall: Everyone aged 2 years or older is required to wear a CDC-approved mask during all indoor public events in Symphony Hall, except when actively eating or drinking. Children under 2 years old are not required to wear a mask but will need proof of a negative COVID-19 test to enter the hall.
Will there be social distancing?
At this time, our performances will not be socially distanced.
Will musicians and staff have the same requirements?
All musicians, guest artists, and staff are required to show proof of vaccination. Performers are not required to wear masks onstage. Musicians and all other staff are required to wear masks while working offstage or attending indoor events.
Will performances have intermissions?
Boston Philharmonic and Youth Orchestra performances will include an intermission. The exception to this will be the October 15 Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 concert where the orchestra will play 80 minutes.
Will I need to show my vaccine card every time I see a concert?
Yes, all visitors will need to provide proof of vaccination each time.
We look forward to greeting you in the concert hall again! In the meanwhile, we send you our warmest wishes for good health as we navigate these challenging times.
Questions: Please contact the Boston Philharmonic office at : firstname.lastname@example.org
CDC How to protect yourself and others
CDC What To Do if You're Sick
Safe in Sound: Symphony Hall Guidelines
CDC Guide to Masks