BSO Founder - Henry Lee Higginson
What is "HENRY"?
"HENRY" is the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Performance History Search module, which contains all-documented concerts of the orchestra beginning with October 21, 1881 through the current season. It is named after the BSO's founder, Henry Lee Higginson. The search function provides access to the performance history of every work, and of all artists -- conductors, ensembles, and soloists -- who have performed with the orchestra.

Performance information (currently online):
  • - Boston Symphony Orchestra: 17,000+ concerts, (1881 to the present)
    • - Subscription concerts
    • - Non-subscription and special event concerts
    • - Tour concerts and run-outs
  • - Tanglewood Festival, 1936 to the present;
  • - Boston Symphony Chamber Players: 750+ concerts (1964 to present)
    • - Boston series
    • - Tour and trip concerts
  • - Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra: 425+ concerts (1940 to present)
  • - Boston Pops and Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra: INCOMPLETE
    • At this time only ca. 1,000 concerts are included.

The database is updated on a monthly basis and we are continuously adding and correcting data. For assistance, please visit our HELP page.

Contact Us
Please tell us about your experience or how we can make this application better by emailing archives@bso.org.
BSO Performance History Search module "HENRY" was underwritten by:
National Endowment for the Humanities Alfred P. Sloan Foundation National Historical Publications & Records Commission