Boston Symphony celebrates return to Symphony Hall with free concert

Posted on: September 24, 2021

“The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced they will be celebrating the re-opening of Symphony Hall with a free concert … entitled ‘Concert For Our City: Reunited At Symphony Hall,’ ” on October 3, writes Mia McCarthy in Thursday’s (9/23) Boston.com. “The concert … will also feature the Boston Pops [and will be conducted by] Andris Nelsons, Thomas Wilkins, John Williams, and Keith Lockhart… Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter will also [perform]. Nelsons will be conducting Beethoven’s Consecration of the House Overture.” Also on the program will be W.C. Handy’s St. Louis Blues and music by William Grant Still, Bela Bartok, Rachel Bruerville, and John Williams. “Most of the concert will also be streaming on BSO NOW from Oct. 14 to Nov. 13…. ‘For all of us at the BSO, we can’t imagine a better counter to the pandemic than welcoming concertgoers back to live performances at Symphony Hall,’ BSO President and CEO Gail Samuel said…. Concertgoers will have to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a negative PCR test within 72 hours, or an antigen test within 24 hours at the door of Symphony Hall. The BSO will also require all attendees to wear masks when not eating or drinking.”