August 23 The 8:30 p.m. Friday concert is an "Underscore Friday," in which a member of the orchestra gives an introduction to the music from the stage. This evening, per the program note, there will be "introductory comments from the stage by BSO trumpet player Michael Martin." As it happens, I've missed the previous two "Underscore Friday" concerts this season, so this will be a first for me. The program is described thus for us on the orchestra's performance detail page.
Peter Serkin Andris Poga ClassicalAs usual, if you go to that page you will find links to program notes and audio previews, as well as to performer bios when you click on their photos.
August 24 brings "Film Night at Tanglewood." The performance detail page puts it this way:
John Williams' Film Night Boston Pops David Newman Audra McDonaldPorgy and Bess A Star Is Born State Fair The West Point StoryJaws Indiana Jones HookIf I understand the program notes correctly, Maestro Newman will conduct the first half, some of which will be music composed by his father; and after intermission, Maestro Williams will conduct some of his own compositions. It's not clear to me whether Maestro Williams or Brian Hertz will be on the podium when Ms. McDonald sings.
Bernard Haitink Erin WallTamara Mumford, Joseph KaiserJohn RelyeaVisit the performance detail page (from which the quote was taken) for the usual links to further info.
You can listen to the concerts over Classical New England, by radio if you're within range, otherwise via their webstream. As usual, there is a pre-concert program a half hour before each concert's stated start time, and there are links of various sorts on the station's BSO page. BTW, if you haven't already noticed, you might want to scan the home page of the website for links to descriptions of some of their other programming.
After this weekend, the Boston Symphony Orchestra will be off until the Symphony Hall season begins in Boston on September 21. I'm not sure what CNE will be presenting on the two intervening Saturday evenings, but I expect it will include rebroadcasts of some BSO concerts. I'll let you know, if I find out. Otherwise, you can just listen in at 7:00 or 8:00 p.m.