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Best of the BSO returns on March 15th at 8pm

black and white photo of the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Charles Munch, mid '50s
photo: Boston Symphony archives
Charles Munch with the Boston Symphony in mid-1950s.

In 1953, Maestro Charles Munch led the Boston Symphony on its first transcontinental tour of the US. He remained with the BSO for 13 seasons. We'll hear some of these archival performances, Tuesdays @ 8pm beginning March 15th.

3/15 All-American with the Boston Pops Copland: An Outdoor Overture Gershwin: Piano Concerto Anderson: A Trumpeter’s Lullaby; Bugler’s Holiday Torke: Javelin Williams: A Hymn to New England Bernstein: West Side Story Bauduc/Haggart: South Rampart Street Parade Berlin: God Bless America DeSylva/Brown/Henderson: Variations on Varsity Drag Hershy Kay: Stars and Stripes (Sanroma, p; Fiedler, Williams & Lockhart, cond)

3/22 Early Repertoire Schubert: Rosamunde: Ballet Music Nos. 1 and 2 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 Brahms: Tragic Overture Schumann: Symphony No. 4 Mendelssohn: Selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Davis, Nelsons, Munch, Leinsdorf and Ozawa, cond)

3/29 April 1959 Copland: Appalachian Spring Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 Rachmaninov: Isle of the Dead Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony (Copland, Leinsdorf, Koussevitzky and Munch, cond)