Friday, July 31, 2009

Tanglewood July 31 – August 2, 2009

July 31 - August 2 Tanglewood Shed Performances

 Celebrating his 75th birthday, the esteemed Spanish conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos returns to Tanglewood. On July 31, he leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Debussy’s La Mer and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2, on a program with the Beethoven Violin Concerto performed by the brilliant Russian violinist Vadim Repin. 

Sir James Galway celebrates his 70th birthday August 1 with a special concert featuring a world premiere commissioned for the occasion by Derek Bermel and music by Debussy, Copland, and Mozart led by Leonard Slatkin, featuring the BSO and special surprise guests. The world premiere commission will feature flute players aged 8 to 13, who were selected through an application process to participate in Sir James Galway’s birthday celebration concert. 

Former BSO assistant conductor Thomas Dausgaard returns August 2 for the first time since 1995 to conduct The Serge and Olga Koussevitsky Memorial Concert, featuring Rachmaninoff’s sweeping Symphony No. 2 and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with the dynamic Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. 

The usual webstreams are available from WAMC for all concerts and from WGBH for Sunday's.

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