Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tanglewood — 2011/07/30-31; 08/02

Sorry I missed telling about Friday's concert. I hope you remembered on your own, There was a Mozart piano concerto performed by Orion Weiss, substitution for Leon Fliesher.

Here's what the website says about the rest of the weekend.

All-Brahms Program 
Christian EschenbachSaturday, July 30, 8:30PMTix

On July 30, National Symphony Orchestra Music Director Christoph Eschenbach wields the baton in the first of two performances with the BSO on consecutive days. An all-Brahms program, the July 30 concert features the Symphony No. 4 and soloist Peter Serkin in the Piano Concerto No. 1. A lengthy and weighty work for piano and orchestra, the Concerto No. 1 was originally intended to be Brahms's first symphony, but the young composer—who was in his early 20s at the time—decided he wasn't ready to compose a work in that genre.
Hadyn and Mahler 
[AlisaWeilerstein]Sunday, July 31, 2:30PMTix

On the second night of Maestro Eschenbach's visit to the BSO podium, the program opens with Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1—with the young American cellist Alisa Weilerstein as soloist—and closes with a Boston Symphony performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 1. Now frequently performed, Haydn's delightful early cello concerto was lost from the repertoire until the fortuitous discovery of a manuscript in 1961 in a Prague museum.
Tanglewood On Parade 
[John Williams]Tuesday, August 2, 8:30PMTix

On August 2, Tanglewood on Parade, one of the festival’s most beloved traditions, offers the chance to see all of the festival’s orchestras perform in a single extended concert. Conductors Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Mr. Eschenbach, John Williams, and Stefan Asbury will share the podium for a program that will include Wagner’s Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music, and the traditional Tanglewood on Parade finale, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. This lively evening features performances by the BSO, the TMCO, and the Boston Pops and culminates in a dazzling fireworks display over the Stockbridge Bowl. Tanglewood on Parade also features a full day of family-friendly activities including an instrument playground, magic show, face painting, and free tours of the Tanglewood grounds.

I think WCRB will broadcast and stream the Tanglewood on Parade concert on Tuesday.

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