Augusta Read Thomas will direct the 2009 Festival of Contemporary Music at the Tanglewood Music Center, which will take place August 7-11. The focus will be on works by young composers, including three world premieres, and will also include works by composers not frequently heard at Tanglewood. Also, masterworks of the 20th and 21st centuries by distinguished senior composers are scheduled to be presented.
Only works by living composers have been programmed by Ms. Thomas. Another theme will be the contemporary piano, and the Fromm Concert at Tanglewood will be performed by the exceptional English pianist Nicolas Hodges. The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s contribution to the 2009 Festival of Contemporary Music will be a performance of George Perle’s Sinfonietta No. 2, under the direction of BSO Assistant Conductor Julian Kuerti on August 9.
Further details about the Festival of Contemporary Music will be announced at a later date.