LIVE Virtual Governing Members Lounge

What is the Virtual Governing Members Lounge? The BSO's donor lounges are places for special connections and artist conversations – and an occasional glass of wine. During these unprecedented times of social distancing, we wanted to find a way to not only maintain these connections but also to provide insightful, exciting and interactive content for every single member of the BSO family.

Each Thursday at 5 pm special guests will join us in thoughtful conversation. Not only can you hear their stories, perspectives and insights, you can ask and have your own questions answered. Email your questions in advance or during the livestream to

Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 9, 5 pm - SuperPops conductor Jack Everly

Tune in April 9 at 5pm for a conversation with BSO SuperPops conductor Jack Everly as he shares a preview of Pops programming for the 2020-21 Season.

How to Watch and Participate in this Livestream

1. At 5 pm on April 9th, hit play on the video above. If it doesn’t start, try refreshing the webpage.

2. Have a question for one of the participants? Send an email to We’ll try to answer it live.

3. After the live event, a recording will be made available below.

4. Come back next week at the same time for another insightful conversation.


Past Events

Thursday, April 2, 5 pm - Colin Sorgi and Brian Prechtl

Join us on Thursday, April 2nd at 5:00 pm for our next Virtual Governing Members Lounge featuring our very own BSO musicians! BSO Violist Colin Sorgi and Percussionist Brian Prechtl will discuss the making of the virtual orchestra performance of Mahler’s Third Symphony.

Our discussion with Colin Sorgi and Brian Prechtl will center on the BSO's virtual performance of "What Love Tells Me" from Mahler's Symphony No. 3. Watch it below.


Thursday, March 26, 5 pm - Music Director Marin Alsop and composer Anna Clyne



Our discussion with composer Anna Clyne covers the following works of art:

Orange, Red, Yellow: A 1961 Color Field painting by Mark Rothko

Orange, Red, Yellow is a 1961 Color Field painting by Mark Rothko (1903-1970), acrylic on canvas

Auguries, a 2010 painting by Julie Mehretu

Auguries is a 2010 painting by Julie Mehretu (1970-), 12 panel aquatint with spit bite (from 48 plates)


Messages from Guest Artists

See below for a special message from violinist Ray Chen, who was scheduled to perform Shostakovich's Violin Concerto on March 19 and 21 with us. We look forward to seeing Ray soon in a future season!


A message from conductor Jun Märkl, who was scheduled to conduct the Shostakovich Violin Concerto performances on March 19 and 21 with the BSO.