Beethoven Symphony 9 at Tanglewood Article by Dave Read The August 24 performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 was the final item on the 2014 schedule of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s season at Tanglewood, as it almost always is. It is such an immense work of art that to call it a fitting way to… read more
July 8, 2005 Tanglewood concert review by Dave Read James Levine’s Tanglewood debut as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, July 8, 2005, was a stunning success, his tenure heralded by a majestic performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, (reprising his Symphony Hall opening last October) that was received most enthusiastically by the dressed-up… read more
BSO celebrates Tanglewood’s 75th anniversary with free digital streams Bringing the celebration of Tanglewood’s 75th anniversary beyond the BSO’s summer home in the Berkshires, the Boston Symphony Orchestra announces details of its first-ever 75 free digital streams program (complete list appears below), designed to offer music lovers around the globe a glimpse into the storied… read more
Tanglewood schedule week 1, July 6-12, 2012 features the BSO and Christoph Von Dohnányi opening the 75th Tanglewood Season on July 6 with an All-Beethoven program that replicate the Orchestra’s first program on the Tanglewood grounds in 1937. On July 7, Joshua Bell and Edgar Meyer present the world premiere of Meyer’s Double Concerto For Violin, Double Bass, and Orchestra. On July 8, Keith Lockhart leads the Boston Pops with Bernadette Peters. On July 11, Anne-Sophie Mutter and André Previn appear together in Recital.
Tanglewood schedule week 2, July 13-19, 2012 includes the 75th Gala Anniversary Celebration on July 14, which features Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestras, plus special guests John Williams, Keith Lockhart, Andris Nelsons, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Yo-Yo Ma, Peter Serkin, and James Taylor. On July 13, Anne-Sophie Mutter performs as soloist and conductor in three Mozart Violin Concertos. On July 18, Gerhard Oppitz begins a four concert series of the complete solo piano works of Brahms.
Tanglewood schedule Week 3, July 20-26, 2012 is highlighted by two BSO programs that recall historic moments in Tanglewood history: July 21 All-Wagner program replicates the notorious rained-out from the 1st season in 1937; the July 25 All-Mozart program repeats a popular model from Tanglewood’s early seasons.
Highlights on the Tanglewood schedule week 4, July 27-August 2, 2012 include Marcelo Lehninger leading Pictures At An Exhibition On July 27, and Charles Dutoit leading Berlioz’S Damnation Of Faust On July 28.
[widget-inside]Highlights on the schedule at Tanglewood between Aug. 17 and Aug. 23, 2011, are the second Gala event of the BSO’s 75th summer season – celebrating Boston Pops Emeritus Conductor John Williams 80th birthday and the annual performance by the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in the Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert English conductor Bramwell Tovey, who… read more
Tanglewood schedule week 8 August 24 – 26, 2012 The Boston Pops conducted by Keith Lockhart in a program of George Gershwin and the Great American Songbook begin the final weekend of Tanglewood’s 2012 season Friday, August 24. This Gershwin and Friends program will feature Broadway favorites Maureen McGovern and Brian Stokes Mitchell, as… read more
Tanglewood season 2012 schedule overview Tanglewood, the summer home in the Berkshires of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, celebrates its 75th anniversary with a season of special programs and events beginning June 22 and concluding September 2, 2012. There will be international radio broadcasts and first-ever recording and educational programs, including 75 streams from the archive… read more
Tanglewood, the summer home in the Berkshires of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2012 with programs inspired by Tanglewood’s rich performance history going back to its founding in 1937 that will feature an impressive roster of guest artists. The 2012 Tanglewood schedule will include eight world premiere performances as well as… read more
PBS schedules broadcast of Tanglewood’s 75th anniversary Gala concert Thanks to the programmers at PBS, the rest of the country will get another opportunity later this year to see what we in the Berkshires are well aware of – The Boston Symphony’s summer home at Tanglewood is the ideal music venue. The PBS television crew… read more