The Boston Conservatory, an independent private college, was started 1867 as both a professional training academy and community music school, and has gone on to include dance and theater training. The Conservatory presents an astonishing number of performances—more than 200—each year. The School’s faculty members—who often give recitals—also work actively in the local music community-at-large, in organizations such as the Boston Symphony, Boston Lyric Opera, and Boston Pops. The School’s ensembles include the Boston Conservatory Orchestra, the Chorale, and the Women’s Chorus.
The Boston Conservatory Information
- Venues: Mainstage, 31 Hemenway St.; Sanders Theatre at Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge (orchestra concerts).
- Programs: Chamber Music, Choral Ensembles, Ensembles-in-Residence, Faculty Recital Series, Instrumental Ensembles, Opera, Orchestra, Piano and Strings Masters Series, Student Recitals.
- Ticket Prices: Mainstage performances at Hemenway address—general, $25; alumni, $20; seniors (60+), $15; students, $10. Piano and String Masters Series, Ensembles-in-Residence—general and alumni, $15; seniors, $10; students, free. Boston Conservatory Orchestra—general and alumni/WGBH, $15; seniors and students, $10. Group rates are $15 per person for groups of 10 or more.