See the sound! As Remis Auditorium is bathed in color and lights, hear one of Boston’s most innovative ensembles play works from C.P.E. Bach to Stravinsky to Florence + the Machine. 

C.P.E. Bach, Symphony For Strings No.5

Igor Stravinsky, Concerto in D

Edward Elgar, Introduction and Allegro for String Orchestra Op.47

Florence + the Machine, Cosmic Love.  Arranged for strings & conducted by Amy Fajardo and featuring MFA curator of Lectures, Courses, and Concerts, Jasmine Hagans on drums

Boston String Players is an ensemble of young professional string players who perform innovative concert programs that intertwine established classical pieces with contemporary and novel compositions of non-classical genres, often collaborating with young composers, visual artists, and performing artists. BSP, founded in 2007 by artistic director and conductor Motoki Tanaka, offers an unique collaborative music-making experience for fresh Boston-area talents, and actively promotes spontaneous and direct interaction with the audience during concerts. The mission of Boston String Players is to make classical music more accessible to a broader audience by delivering concerts that are original, entertaining, and sociable. Tonight’s program will feature a 13-piece string ensemble.


Join Conductor Motoki Tanaka, arranger Amy Fajardo, and members of the Boston String Players ensemble before and after the concert in Taste Café for a Q&A to answer your favorite questions and classical music conundrums.

For $5 more, enjoy guaranteed Premium Seating in the first three rows of the auditorium.

Late seating will take place during the first convenient pause in the program.

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

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Image: Shawn Read