Anguish of war permeates Boston Symphony’s 2022-23 season

By Associated Press |

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Music director Andris Nelsons conducts the BSO (Photo: Marco Borggreve)

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra is sounding a somber note with a new season that will give musical expression to the horrors of war. The prestigious orchestra says its 2022-23 season will perform works that address the tragedies of armed conflict in Ukraine and other global hot spots. Other portions of the BSO's forthcoming season will explore racial injustice, civil rights, and gender inequity. The orchestra typically builds its program around lighter themes, but it said Wednesday it wants to use the power of music to impart a deeper understanding of humanity. The new season opens on September 22.

William J. Kole for the Associated Press