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The Boston Symphony Orchestra is presenting “Voices of Loss, Reckoning, and Hope” through March 18, 2023.

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BSO’s festival, “Voices of Loss, Reckoning, and Hope,” includes three orchestral programs and additional performances and events.

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The Boston Symphony Orchestra has dedicated three weeks of its 2022–23 season to a special festival — happening now through Saturday, March 18 — entitled “Voices of Loss, Reckoning, and Hope.”

The festival’s concerts feature music intended to provoke dialogue on social change, including works by living composers Uri Caine, Anthony Davis, and Julia Wolfe.

Showcasing a diverse range of guest conductors, composers, and performers, the festival also offers a series of free events in partnership with the Tanglewood Learning Institute (think: chamber music performances, guest speakers, and panel discussions). See the full schedule and reserve your spot.

The second weekend of the festival kicks off tonight, with BSO Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins leading Anthony Davis’ concerto “You Have the Right to Remain Silent.” Learn more and get tickets.

Next weekend (March 16-18) marks the third and final program of the festival, featuring Julia Wolfe’s “Her Story,” which invokes the words of historical figures like Abigail Adams and Sojourner Truth. A co-commissioned project among the Boston, Nashville, Chicago, San Francisco, and National Symphony orchestras, “Her Story” was originally scheduled to be performed throughout the country during the 2019–20 season, but was delayed due to the pandemic.

Ready to hear some music and have a conversation, Boston? Mark your calendar and make plans to experience the festival before March 18. 🗓️*

This content was created in partnership with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and written by Kayla Machado.*