General Policies:

Our Live Streams and On Demand events are viewable on computers, smartphones, and tablets. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to view these events on your television at this time.

Our videos are streamed through Vimeo. You do not need to have a Vimeo account or download a special app to view our videos. 

Internet connectivity:

The Boston Philharmonic is not responsible for your internet connection.

If your video is doing any of the following:

  • buffering
  • constantly loading
  • your video is choppy
  • your video is constantly freezing

This is due to your internet connection and we cannot provide any technical support.

livestream and on demand:

A livestream event takes place at a specified date and time. The event happens in real-time. You cannot go back and listen to the event at a later time. These events are only available at the listed date and time, exactly like an in-person event.

An On Demand event allows you access to a prerecorded event. You will have a window of time to watch this event. The window of time you have to watch the event will be listed on the order details of your confirmation email.

How do I watch my event?

When you purchase access to one of our virtual events, you will be sent a confirmation email. In the confirmation email you will be given an access link that you get to through a button on your email. (Click or tap on the magenta-colored box in your email.) Clicking the button will allow you to view the virtual event whether it is Livestream or OnDemand.

A pre-show email will be sent to you the day of a Livestream event with your link accessible by clicking to tapping on a white button. The button is at the bottom of the page on the pre-show email to view the Livestream.

If you have not received your confirmation or pre-concert emails look in your email's spam folder, and your email's promotions or social folders. If the emails are not in one of those places please contact, right away and we will assist you as quickly as possible.

If the link in your pre-concert email or your confirmation email does not seem to be working please contact, right away.

Dos and Don'ts for Virtual Events:

Do test your connection ahead of the live stream event. Clicking on the link to test it ahead of time will not deny your access on the day of the event. The Livestream events are scheduled to begin 10-15 minutes ahead of the actual concert start time so that you may test your connection. 

Do troubleshoot. If your video freezes or the audio loses sync with the video do refresh your screen. If that doesn't work check your internet connectivity. 

Don't share your virtual ticket. Your access link allows you to view the Livestream on one device at a time. If you have shared your link and that person joins the Livestream after you do then you will be booted from the Livestream.

Don't pause, fast-forward, or rewind a Livestream. The Livestream is happening in real-time. Pause, fast-forward, and rewind does work for On-Demand events.

Don't attempt to call the box office for support during the performance. The Boston Philharmonic staff will be at the event handling the live performance and will be unable to answer the office phone. However, a staff member will monitor this email:, and we will attempt to assist you as quickly as possible.

How to contact us for assistance:

If you need assistance during the concert please email: for assistance. A staff member will help you as quickly as possible.


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