Ideas for the Culture Enthusiast in Boston

Boston’s cultural scene is vibrant in all seasons. From museums and performing arts to interactive festivals and outdoor concerts, Boston is abuzz with activities for cultural enthusiasts.

If you love the classics, ensembles such as Handel & Haydn Society and the Boston Symphony Orchestra are reason enough to visit Boston. If you prefer a lighter, contemporary flair then the Boston Pops are your orchestra of choice.  Boston’s heralded conservatories, including Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory, and Berklee College of Music, also performance concerts every week throughout the year.

The performing arts in Boston reveal a rich array of theatre, dance and intimate concerts.  Award-winning theater companies across the city include Huntington Theatre Company, ArtsEmerson’s World on Stage, and American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge.  Iconic venues such as the Boston Opera House and Citi Wang Theatre collaborate with Broadway in Boston and Boston Ballet to bring captivating performances to Boston’s theater district.

And of course, Boston’s museums are exceptional!  The great masters are on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Harvard Art Museums, and each of these cherished collections has recently undergone a state-of-the-art renovation. Mix in some modern art with a journey down to the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston’s Seaport District. All of these museums, as well as the Boston Public Library, feature intimate concerts set against the backdrop of their distinctive settings.