The Boston Civic Symphony (BCS) began in 1924, making it among the oldest orchestral ensembles in the city, second only to the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The Civic Symphony complements its output of works by masters like Beethoven, Mahler and Sibelius with contemporary American compositions. With very affordable prices, BCS concerts are an excellent alternative to the decidedly more expensive prices of Boston’s oldest orchestra.
Boston Civic Symphony Information
- Venues: Regis College (235 Wellesley Street, Weston); Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory (30 Gainsborough St., Boston)
- Public Transportation: Excellent for Jordan Hall (a 2-minute walk from the subway Green Line and buses 1, CT1, and 39 at the Symphony Station; a 4-minute walk from the subway Orange Line at the Massachusetts Avenue Station; and a 7-minute walk from the subway Orange Line and buses CT2, CT3, 8, 15, 19, 22, 23, 28, 43, 44, 45, and 47 at the Ruggles Station). Poor for Regis College
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good for both locations
- Performances/Programs: Five concerts per season
- Ticket Prices: Depending on the concert $20–$38 for adults, $20–$33 for seniors; Family Holiday Pops concert–children/students $10
- Subscriptions: Family Series 2-concert ($30); Jordan Hall Series 2-concert ($57 adults, $50 seniors); Classical Series 3-concert ($76 adults, $65 seniors); and Classical and Family Series 5-concert ($100 adults, $90 seniors). Benefits include same seat guarantee; ticket exchange options; and a 20% discount on additional tickets.