Trumpeter Chris Botti’s debut appearance with the Boston Pops on August 7, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, highlights week six of the Tanglewood schedule, August 7-12, 2009.
Conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos ends his summer at Tanglewood with a provocative pair of early 20th-century classics—Prokofiev’s charming Symphony No. 1, Classical, and Orff’s rousing Carmina burana, featuring soprano Laura Claycomb, tenor Lawrence Brownlee, and baritone Markus Werba, all making their BSO debuts (Aug. 8). The Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor, will be featured as well.
Following his performances with the Mark Morris Dance Group, the always popular Yo-Yo Ma performs the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 and the Fauré Elegie with BSO Assistant Conductor Julian Kuerti, on a program also featuring Bizet’s Symphony in C and George Perle’s Sinfonietta No. 2, the latter as part of the Festival of Contemporary Music (Aug. 9).
The remarkable versatility of André Previn is showcased in an Ozawa Hall program by the Boston Symphony Chamber Players (Aug. 12). The ensemble reprises a new work by Previn, premiered in Boston at Jordan Hall in March, and Previn plays piano in the Brahms Quintet in F minor for piano and strings. Villa-Lobos’ Quintette en forme de chôros, for wind quintet, rounds out the program.