Boston Symphony Orchestra

ICA Classics enjoys an exclusive partnership with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston public broadcaster WGBH for the release of audiovisual material on DVD. This material represents some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony and is of exceptional musical interest and historic importance, having been expertly restored using state-of-the-art techniques. Television broadcasting of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from Symphony Hall began in 1949 with an NBC radio and television special and continued on a more regular basis in 1955. During the 1957-58 season, six BSO concerts from Harvard’s Sanders Theatre were broadcast. In 1963, television broadcasts resumed from Symphony Hall, considered among the top three concert halls in the world. A collection of more than 100 of these programs now resides jointly in the Boston Symphony Orchestra archives and at WGBH, and are considered to be among the most comprehensive collections of archived symphony film and video in the country. Until now, with few exceptions, these programs have remained virtually inaccessible to researchers and enthusiasts because of the fragile condition of the original materials.

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ICA Classics enjoys an exclusive partnership with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston public broadcaster WGBH for the release of audiovisual material on DVD. This material represents some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony and is of exceptional musical interest and historic importance, having been expertly restored using state-of-the-art techniques. Television broadcasting of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from Symphony Hall began in 1949 with an NBC radio and television special and continued on a more regular basis in 1955. During the 1957-58 season, six BSO concerts from Harvard’s Sanders Theatre were broadcast. In 1963, television broadcasts resumed from Symphony Hall, considered among the top three concert halls in the world. A collection of more than 100 of these programs now resides jointly in the Boston Symphony Orchestra archives and at WGBH, and are considered to be among the most comprehensive collections of archived symphony film and video in the country. Until now, with few exceptions, these programs have remained virtually inaccessible to researchers and enthusiasts because of the fragile condition of the original materials.

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