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BSO 360

BSO 360

BSO 360, a five-part limited series, captures the spirit of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and the talented people who make the orchestra a beloved institution in Boston and throughout the world. Featuring compelling stories, delightful music and in-depth profiles, the program provides a backstage pass to the inner workings of this world-class orchestra. Episodes include a visit to the banks of the Charles River in Boston, where every July fourth the BSO invites the public to a joyous celebration of America's birthday, complete with majestic music, performances by popular artists and a massive fireworks display. Featured guests in this episode include: conductor Keith Lockhart; Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. of Hamilton; Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge; and musician Andy Grammer. Other episodes include segments such as "The Secret Life of Musicians, " which details the hidden talents and other endeavors of BSO musicians, and "From the Vault," which features video of some of the most famous BSO performances. The series also highlights concerts and profiles of artists at Tanglewood, the summer home of the BSO set in bucolic western Massachusetts.

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Latest Episodes

Andris Nelsons talks about the passions that led him to become an internationally renowned conductor. In this candid conversation, viewers learn how Nelsons' earliest years in Latvia led to the world stage as he conducts the symphony and reveals his approach to music and musicians. The Secret Life of Musicians: Violinist Elita Kang escapes her day job by climbing mountains in Peru and snorkeling off the coast of Iceland. The Symphony travels to Franklin Park in Boston for a free neighborhood concert.

A behind-the-scenes look at the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular - the annual July 4 celebration where 400,000 people celebrate America's birthday with the Boston Pops and its world-renowned fireworks. Conductor Keith Lockhart is featured along with guest artists Melissa Etheridge, Andy Grammer and Leslie Odom, Jr. Learn how fireworks and cannons are timed to the "1812 Overture" and mingle with event-goers from around the world.

The Boston Pops from Fiedler to Lockhart (and even a nod to pre-Fiedler days). The Pops as defined by its famous conductors is an informative and engaging story of this cherished orchestra. Through Arthur Fiedler, John Williams and Keith Lockhart, the Pops mastered the blend of popular and classical works. Historical footage and contemporary video tell the story. The Secret Life of Musicians: Double bassist Joe Hearne pilots small planes • Leonard Bernstein's love affair with the Boston Symphony.

A day in the life of Tanglewood features musicians and concertgoers at the BSO's summer home. The idyllic setting is a backdrop for workshops and lectures. The famous Shed hosts Music Director Andris Nelsons and internationally acclaimed guest artists. We meet them all along with families sprawled on the lawn, vendors who ring the perimeter and people whose attendance goes back decades. Thomas Wilkins makes classical music a community affair. The conductor travels to schools, children's museums and Boston neighborhoods with his popular workshops and concerts.

Profile of Tanglewood Festival Chorus Director James Burton: Follow Burton in rehearsals and performances as the charismatic conductor brings new energy to the popular Tanglewood Chorus. Auditions: it's a nail biting, exhilarating experience for musicians trying out for a spot with the world famous Boston Symphony. Musicians explain the behind-the-curtain process and share the stories of their own make-or-break moment. Days in the Arts: middle school students from near and far are profiled when they attend this residential program near Tanglewood.

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