A gala all-Tchaikovsky program marks the return to the Tanglewood podium of BSO Music Director James Levine on July 3 to open the 2009 Tanglewood season. The concert will include the Symphony No. 6, Pathétique, and the Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring pianist Yefim Bronfman. Violinist Christian Tetzlaff will join Maestro Levine on July 5 for the Brahms Violin Concerto on a program that includes Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.
Tetzlaff next will give back-to-back performances of Beethoven’s complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano in Ozawa Hall, with Program 1, Sonatas 1-4, on July 5; Program 2, Sonatas 5-7, on July 7; and Program 3, Sonatas 8-10, on July 9.
The Fourth of July concert at Tanglewood will feature Canadian singer and pianist Diana Krall, the two-time Grammy winner who last was seen here when she made a surprise appearance during husband Elvis Costello’s stint on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz broadcast during the 2007 Tanglewood Jazz Festival. Ms. Krall also headlined the 2004 Fourth of July concert at Tanglewood.