Boston Symphony Orchestra taps Gail Samuel as 1st female CEO

The current president of the Hollywood Bowl and chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic will be the BSO’s eighth president overall.

Boston Symphony cancels Asia tour amid China virus outbreak

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has canceled its coming tour of Asia amid concerns about the deadly virus in China. Andris Nelsons, the orchestra’s music director, said Thursday that the decision was made out of concern for the “health and well-being” of its musicians. The orchestra had been scheduled to go on a four-city tour that included Seoul in South Korea, …

‘Show must go on:’ Stranded in Europe, Boston Symphony Orchestra improvises

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra might want to consider naming its next album Songs in the Key of A — as in airport, abandoned and Amsterdam. The renowned orchestra very nearly missed the last stop on its 12-concert, eight-city European tour when it got stuck in Paris en route to the Dutch capital. Symphony spokeswoman Bernadette Horgan said …

The 10 Best Classical Recordings of 2016

Here are 10 albums from 2016 that stood out because of the incredible performances, the repertoire, the historical significance, or all of the above.