Friday, July 13, 2012

Tanglewood — 2012/07/13-15

July 13  Friday evening's concert, beginning at 8:30, is all Mozart. As the BSO website succinctly puts it:

All-Mozart Program: July 13 at Tanglewood

Eminent German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter follows up her July 11 Ozawa Hall recital with an appearance as both soloist and conductor on Friday, July 13, at 8:30 p.m. Mutter, who opened the Boston Symphony Orchestra's 2011-12 subscription season with performances of the five Mozart violin concertos, rejoins the orchestra at Tanglewood for the composer's Second, Third, and Fifth concertos.
There are links to program notes and audio material at this page.

July 14  For Saturday evening, they are giving us a "Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration."
To celebrate Tanglewood's 75th Anniversary, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and Tanglewood Festival Chorus will all appear, along with conductors John Williams, Keith Lockhart, Andris Nelsons, and David Zinman; soloists Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Peter Serkin, James Taylor, and Anne-Sophie Mutter. The program will be wide-ranging and will include works by Tanglewood legends including Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein.
Here's a more complete rundown from the detail page.
Program to include -
COPLAND - Fanfare for the Common Man
BERNSTEIN - Three dance episodes fromOn the Town
- Selections from The Great American Songbook
HAYDN - Piano Concerto in D, 2nd and 3rd movements
TCHAIKOVSKY - Andante cantabile, for cello and strings
SARASATE - Carmen Fantasy, for violin and orchestra
RAVEL - La Valse
BEETHOVEN - Choral Fantasy

I'm definitely looking forward to the Choral Fantasy. The rest of it should be okay, too.

July 15  Here's the official description of the Sunday afternoon concert:

Stravinsky and Brahms: July 15 at Tanglewood

Latvian conductor and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons, who has previously conducted the BSO only at Carnegie Hall, makes his Tanglewood debut Sunday, July 15, at 2:30 p.m. Mr. Nelsons and the orchestra are joined by the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms. The program also includes Brahms's exhilarating Symphony No. 2.

And here's the link to the page with the links to notes and audio previews. As I noted when it happened, the BSO and Tanglewood Festival Chorus, with Bernard Haitink as conductor, performed the Symphony of Psalms in the program which concluded the regular season two months ago.

The usual broadcast/webstreams are available from Classical New England, which also has its own information about the music to be performed.

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