Tanglewood 2013 schedule overview
The Tanglewood 2013 schedule of the Boston Symphony Orchestra opens July 5 with an all-Tchaikovsky program led by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos with violinist Joshua Bell. Maestro Frühbeck de Burgos continues the weekend with Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 (7/6), and returns to lead the BSO with Lynn Harrell performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 (7/14).
On August 17, BSO Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink returns to Tanglewood for a program pairing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, then concludes the BSO season with the traditional performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 to close the BSO season on Aug. 25.
Tanglewood 2013 guest conductors
While the music world awaits the naming of James Levine’s replacement as conductor of the BSO, UPDATE: the Tanglewood 2013 schedule includes an impressive roster of guest conductors, headed by Andris Nelsons, named to replace James Levine. Vladimir Jurowski will be leading Jean-Yves Thibaudet in Liszt’s Totentanz for piano and orchestra on July 17; Christoph Eschenbach appears as conductor-pianist in an all-Mozart program with soprano Christine Schäfer on July 26, and then leads Garrick Ohlsson in Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 on July 28.
Stéphane Denève is scheduled to conduct Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with Leif Ove Andsnes and Poulenc’s Stabat Mater on August 2, in a program that features the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. The Aug. 3 program has Charles Dutoit conducting, with Lang Lang performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, along with Ravel’s complete Daphnis et Chloé. The next day, Yo-Yo Ma will perform Dvorák’s Cello Concerto under the direction of Maestro Dutoit.
Christoph von Dohnányi conducts three concerts this summer, on Aug. 9 with violinist Gil Shaham, pianist Yefim Bronfman on Aug. 10, and then with pianist Emanuel Ax on Aug. 18. Christian Zacharias is both conductor and pianist for an all-Beethoven program including the Piano Concerto No. 2 and Pastoral Symphony on Aug. 11.
West Side Story and The Goat Rodeo Show highlight Tanglewood program
Other highlights include a one-time-only Tanglewood performance on July 13 that will have the BSO playing the score to the film West Side Story while a newly remastered print is displayed on large high-definition screens. On Aug. 15, The Goat Rodeo Show, featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma, bassist Edgar Meyer, mandolinist Chris Thile, and fiddler Stuart Duncan presents a landmark performance expanding beyond classical music to a new kind of chamber ensemble.
Five Boston Pops concerts on Tanglewood 2013 schedule
Also this season, the Boston Pops and Keith Lockhart perform with special guests Vince Gill on July 7, and with Michael Feinstein on Aug. 16. The Pops also presents the annual Film Night at Tanglewood with guest Audra McDonald on Aug. 24, and a Sept. 1 program conducted by Thomas Wilkins.
Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion return to Tanglewood
On June 29,, Garrison Keillor returns for his annual broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood. Tanglewood on Parade is scheduled for Aug. 6, featuring the BSO, Boston Pops, and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra with conductors Stéphane Denève, Charles Dutoit, Keith Lockhart, and John Williams followed by the annual festive fireworks display. New shows added: Joan Baez on 2013 Tanglewood schedule.
Ozawa Hall program features
Ozawa Hall hosts a wide variety of offerings in 2013, including the Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music in a concert performance of Harbison’s opera The Great Gatsby on July 11, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Daniel Harding conducting July 24, a double bill with the Mark Morris Dance Group performing Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Mark Morris directing TMC Fellows in a fully staged performance of Britten’s Curlew River July 31 and Aug. 1, the Emerson String Quartet Aug.14, and jazz pianist Monty Alexander Aug. 25.