The Boston Symphonic Laboratory is for musicians to learn, test, and improve approaches to great music-making. It’s all about building awareness of what’s in the score, what each of us are doing in the moment, and how that awareness can lead to performances that bring us to a different level of reality.

Musicians come together in intensive sessions to explore and learn to play rewarding music, such as Barber’s Adagio for Strings, guided by guest instructors from New England Conservatory and Boston-based orchestra “A Far Cry.”

We focus on learning methods that lead to great performances, trying them out in practice, and then improving and sharing them. Members and participants come from all walks of life and all ages, including professional musicians, scientists, teachers, engineers, high school students, restaurant workers, doctors, designers, editors, and college students.

Anyone who is willing to engage with new ideas, and who can play the notes on their instrument can learn what it takes to attain the highest level of musical performance. The Boston Symphonic Laboratory empowers smart, dedicated musicians with methods, knowledge, and opportunities to create transcendent musical performances.

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