Saturday, August 8, 2009

Tanglewood August 7 – 9, 2009

Well, I was so distracted by my sister-in-law's visit that I forgot about Tanglewood until after the Friday night show, but it was the Boston Pops, which didn't interest me much. Sorry if you wish you had known. Tonight we get Prokofieff and Orff and various composers on Sunday afternoon. I expect the normal streams to be available. Here's a summary from the BSO's website.

August 7 - 9 at Tanglewood 

The Boston Pops Orchestra under Keith Lockhart ushers in Week 6 of Tanglewood with a concert August 7 featuring the Tanglewood debut of extraordinary pop/jazz trumpeter Chris Botti. Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos leads the BSO in a pair of early 20th-century classics—Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1, Classical, and Orff’s Carmina burana, on August 8.  The performance of Carmina burana will feature soprano Laura Claycomb, tenor Lawrence Brownlee, and baritone Markus Werba, all making their BSO debuts, as well as the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor. The always-popular Yo-Yo Ma performs the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 and the Fauré Elégie on August 9, with BSO Assistant Conductor Julian Kuerti. The program also includes Bizet’s Symphony in C and George Perle’s Sinfonietta No. 2, the latter as part of the Festival of Contemporary Music.

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