Tanglewood

2020 TANGLEWOOD SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

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BSO MUSIC DIRECTOR ANDRIS NELSONS LEADS 12 PROGRAMS INCLUDING ACT III OF WAGNER’S TANNHÄUSER (7/11) AND THREE PROGRAMS SHOWCASING PAUL LEWIS IN ALL FIVE BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTOS (7/17-19); A WEEKEND-LONG CELEBRATION OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF ISAAC STERN’S BIRTH, WITH PERFORMANCES BY VIOLINISTS AUGUSTIN HADELICH, MIDORI, PAMELA FRANK, AND JOSHUA BELL (7/24-26); KEITH LOCKHART LEADING THE BOSTON POPS IN STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (8/21) AND THE ANNUAL JOHN WILLIAMS’ FILM NIGHT, HOSTED BY MR. WILLIAMS (8/15); THOMAS ADÈS DIRECTING THE 2020 FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (8/6-10); AND A WIDE-RANGING SERIES OF PERFORMANCES AND ACTIVITIES DURING THE SECOND SEASON OF THE TANGLEWOOD LEARNING INSTITUTE (TLI) IN THE ACCLAIMED NEW LINDE CENTER 

[Andris Nelsons, Keith Lockhart, John Williams, Paul Lewis]

KEN-DAVID MASUR OPENS THE BSO’S SEASON ON JULY 3 WITH AN ALL-AMERICAN PROGRAM OF SCHUMAN’S NEW ENGLAND TRIPTYCH, BARBER’S KNOXVILLE: SUMMER OF 1915, FEATURING SOPRANO ANGEL BLUE, ROBERTO SIERRA’S CONCERTO FOR SAXOPHONES AND ORCHESTRA WITH SOLOIST JAMES CARTER, AND GERSHWIN’S AN AMERICAN IN PARIS; CONDUCTING LEGEND CHRISTOPH VON DOHNÁNYI CLOSES THE ORCHESTRA’S SEASON ON AUGUST 23 WITH THE TRADITIONAL SEASON-ENDING PERFORMANCE OF BEETHOVEN’S NINTH

FAVORITE TANGLEWOOD ARTISTS EMANUEL AX, SUSAN GRAHAM, LEONIDAS KAVAKOS, YO-YO MA, GARRICK OHLSSON, AND GIL SHAHAM JOIN 22 ARTISTS IN THEIR TANGLEWOOD DEBUTS

RINGO STARR OPENS THE TANGLEWOOD SEASON ON JUNE 19, FOLLOWED BY PERFORMANCES BY TREY ANASTASIO ON JUNE 20, AND JUDY COLLINS AND ARLO GUTHRIE ON JUNE 21; WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME! WITH HOST PETER SAGAL RETURNS TO TANGLEWOOD ON AUGUST 27; ADDITIONAL POPULAR ARTISTS BE ANNOUNCED LATER

[Featured Artists of the Tanglewood Season]

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BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons to be in residence at Tanglewood for twelve conducting appearances, July 10 through August 2. Highlights of his programs include:

• A Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) performance of Act III of Wagner’s Tannhäuser featuring Christopher Ventris in the title role (7/11)
• Three all-Beethoven concerts with Paul Lewis, the 2020 Koussevitzky Artist, performing all five piano concertos with the BSO (July 17-19)
• BSO concerts with preeminent guest artists the Jussen Brothers (Mozart Concerto in E-flat for two pianos, 7/10), Leonidas Kavakos (Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, 7/31), Emanuel Ax (Chopin Concerto No. 2, 7/12), Daniil Trifonov (Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, 8/1), and Yo-Yo Ma (Dvořák Cello Concerto, 8/2)
• BSO performances of Poulenc’s Gloria with Nicole Cabell (7/10), Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 3 (8/1), Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 (7/12), Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique (7/24), and Brahms’s Symphony No. 4 (8/1), as well as music of Julia Adolphe, Eric Nathan, Bartók, Debussy, Dutilleux, and Mozart
• Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra (TMCO) performance of Brahms’s Symphony No. 2 (7/20)
• Tanglewood on Parade, a day of musical activities and an evening program with the BSO, Boston Pops, and TMCO, with Mr. Nelsons sharing the podium with John Williams and Thomas Wilkins (7/28)

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[Daniil Trifonov, Julia Adolphe, Arthur and Lucas Jussen, Nicole Cabell]

2020 Tanglewood season celebrates the 100th anniversary of Isaac Stern’s birth, July 24-26, with several of the world’s most acclaimed violinists, and other prominent musicians, performing works closely associated with Mr. Stern’s 65-year career as one of the 20th century’s most significant artists

• Andris Nelsons-led program with Augustin Hadelich performing Beethoven’s Romance No. 1 and Dutilleux’s L’Arbre des songes (7/24)
• Midori performing Bernstein’s Serenade (7/25)
• Violinists Joshua Bell, Vadim Gluzman, Pamela Frank, and Nancy Zhou, cellists Steven Isserlis and Jian Wang, and pianist Jeremy Denk featured in program conducted by Stern’s sons—David and Michael Stern—to include Bach’s Concerto in D minor for two violin and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto (7/26)
• Tanglewood annual gala dinner on July 24 to celebrate Isaac Stern centennial
• Tanglewood Learning Institute programming to mark Isaac Stern centennial with special activities throughout the weekend (click here for details)

[Augustin Hadelich, Midori, Joshua Bell, Pamela Frank]

Additional highlights: Boston Pops, Tanglewood Festival Chorus’s 50th Anniversary,
2020 Festival of Contemporary Music, Ozawa Hall concerts:

Two Boston Pops concerts led by Keith Lockhart: a film presentation of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, with the orchestra performing the score (8/21), and John Williams’ Film Night with Mr. Williams hosting (8/15)
Tanglewood Festival Chorus’s 50th Anniversary celebrated with six BSO collaborations: Poulenc Gloria (7/10); Wagner Tannhäuser, Act III, also featuring the Boston Symphony Children’s Choir (7/11); Shostakovich Symphony No. 3 (8/1); Barber Prayers of Kierkegaard (8/2); Berlioz Requiem (8/22); and Beethoven Ninth (8/23), as well as the TFC’s annual Prelude Concert (7/31) and a special appearance at the Linde Center (8/1)
• Ozawa Hall appearances by the Mark Morris Dance Group (7/1 & 2), Boston Symphony Chamber Players (8/12), Meow Meow (7/8), Emerson String Quartet with Emanuel Ax (7/9), Paul Lewis (7/14), Strings for Peace with Amjad Ali Khan and Sharon Isbin (7/17), Silk Road presentation of Osvaldo Golijov’s Falling Out of Time (7/29), Susan Graham with Music from Copland House (7/30), Garrick Ohlsson in Brahms’s complete solo piano works (8/4, 11, 13 & 18), Danish String Quartet (8/5), and Emmanuel Musicin Weill’s The Firebrand of Florence (8/20)
•  2020 Festival of Contemporary Music, 8/6-10, directed by Thomas Adès, featuring an American premiere by Andrew Haig and works by Joanna Baille, Derek Bermel, Harrison Birtwistle, Osvaldo Golijov, György Kurtág, György Ligeti, Nicholas Maw, Per Nørgård, Andrew Norman, Kaija Saariaho, Sean Shepherd, Mark Simpson, Linda Catlin Smith, Judith Weir, and Du Yun, as well as Mr. Adès, with performances by Tanglewood Music Center Fellows and special guests

[Amjad Ali Khan, Mark Morris Dance Group, Meow Meow, Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back]

Special Programs and Concerts for the Berkshire Community and Families and Children

• Tanglewood in the City: Pittsfield—a live video screen transmission on the Pittsfield Common of a BSO Shed performance for the wider Berkshire community
Berkshire Night—offering Berkshire residents with valid ID free Shed tickets to a BSO performance
• Tanglewood Family Concert on August 1—an engaging concert experience for families with children ages 3-8, with conductor and narrator Thomas Wilkins in connection with the acclaimed Circle Round podcast
• Family Fun Fest on July 31—offering free live presentations by local artists/organizations and interactive activities inspired by the arts
• Kids’ Corner, Watch and Play, and What’s That Sound?—a wide spectrum of activities for families and young concertgoers attending Saturday-morning rehearsals and Sunday performances
Summer Sundays—pre-concert activities for visitors of all ages attending Sunday-afternoon BSO performances
• Free lawn tickets to young people age 17 and under—one of the festival’s most popular ticket offerings

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[Teaser Video for Tanglewood Learning Institute]

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