Boston Symphony concert is snowed out

Message from the BSO:

Due to the severe weather conditions forecasted for the greater Boston area tomorrow, the Thursday, January 4 Boston Symphony Orchestra concert, featuring conductor François-Xavier Roth and pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, has been rescheduled to this Sunday, January 7, at 5 p.m.

 

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  • I won’t forget an occasion (must of been 1969 or so) that a huge blizzard hit Boston on a Saturday late afternoon just before a subscription concert of the BSO. Word did not get out in time to cancel the concert and since most of the musicians were already present at Symphony Hall along with music director Erich Leinsdorf, orchestra management and Leinsdorf decided to get on with the show, which was also broadcast via radio.

    Management made an announcement on the radio that if anyone wanted to brave the storm, Symphony Hall’s doors would be open for free. Well it was a capacity, standing room only crowd dressed in all kinds of winter gear and boots. What a party mood!

    Leinsdorf, the orchestra and the people had a grand time.

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