As its name suggests, this chamber ensemble of more than 30 years dedicates itself primarily to compositions from the Classical period, the 18th and 19th century subset of “classical music” dominated by the likes of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. The Boston Classical Orchestra’s (BCO) programs also feature Romantic composers such as Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Tchaikovsky, and sometimes include contemporary composers as well.
In the realm of educational outreach, the orchestra has an ongoing relationship with the Boston Arts Academy, involving sponsorship of an annual scholarship competition for BAA student musicians as well as access to BCO rehearsals and concerts for students.
Boston Classical Orchestra Information
- Public Transportation: Excellent (a 2-minute walk from subway Blue and Orange Lines, and buses 4, 92, 93, 352, 354, and 355 at the State Street Station; and a 4-minute walk from subway Green and Orange Lines, and buses 4, 92, 93, 111, 325, 326, 424, 426, 428, 434, 441, 442, 450, and 455 at the Haymarket Station)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: 11 performances, six programs per season
- Ticket Prices: Adults $37–$74; students $19
- Subscriptions: 3-concert ($50–$195); 4-concert ($62–$252); 5-concert ($78–$303); 6-concert ($90–$351); Student prices comprise the lowest price in each range. Depending on subscription type, benefits include free tickets, ticket exchange, discounts on additional tickets, and more.