Boston Symphony Orchestra

Tanglewood 2012

Thursday, November 17, 2011
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The Boston Symphony Orchestra's 2012 Tanglewood season is a 75th anniversary celebration of the BSO's summer home.  Special events include a gala event that pays tribute to the notorious "thunderstorm concert" of 1937 that led to the creation of the Koussevitzky Music Shed, a John Williams 80th birthday concert, and nine world premieres.

Tanglewood, founded as the Berkshire Music Center, is integral to the identity and mission of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  During the 75th anniversary season of Tanglewood in 2012, Classical New England will once again bring you live Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts, as well as special features and performances from the Tanglewood Music Center and guest artists.

We'll also be sharing Tanglewood Tales, with stories and photos that paint a picture of Tanglewood's history through the personal experiences of our listeners.
Send us your Tanglewood Tale.

BSO Managing Director Mark Volpe talks about Tanglewood 2012 with Classical New England's Brian McCreath:

Season highlights for 2012 include a BSO opening night on July 6 with conductor Christoph von Dohnányi in a program of the same music the BSO played for the very first opening night in 1937:  Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3 and the Fifth and Sixth Symphonies.
A gala celebration concert on July 14 will bring together the BSO, Boston Pops, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and Tanglewood Festival Chorus, with conductors John Williams, Keith Lockhart, and Andris Nelsons.  Guest artists for the evening include violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and pianists Emanuel Ax and Peter Serkin.
John Williams Tanglewood will celebrate composer and Boston Pops Laureate Conductor John Williams for his 80th birthday during a concert on August 18, with Yo-Yo Ma, Jessye Norman, Anthony McGill, and Gabriela Montero, among others.
Nine composers have been commissioned to write new works for the 75th anniversary of Tanglewood, continuing a BSO tradition of commissions for significant anniversaries.  Among the composers whose works will premiere during the 2012 season are Gunther Schuller, John Harbison, Michael Gandolfi, and André Previn, all musicians with historic and important ties to Tanglewood and the BSO.
Other highlights of the season include the Tanglewood debut of conductor Andris Nelsons, who will participate in the 75th anniversary gala and conduct a program the following day that includes Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms and Brahms’s Symphony No. 2, and the Tanglewood debut of baritone Gerald Finley, who sings a recital on August 2 and is soloist with the BSO the following night in music by Ravel and Mozart.
  For more details, visit the Boston Symphony Orchestra.


2012 Tanglewood Season Announcement

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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The Boston Symphony Orchestra will announce its 2012 Tanglewood schedule on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 1pm.  2012 is the 75th anniversary season of Tanglewood, and the BSO will offer details on celebretory concerts and initiatives, along with the full roster of guest conductors and soloists, and concert programs.  Stream the event live below, beginning at 1pm.

(photo of Lion Gate at Tanglewood by Stu Rosner, courtesy BSO)

Garrick Ohlsson at Tanglewood

Friday, November 11, 2011
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Haydn and Wagner at the BSO

Thursday, November 3, 2011
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Kremer Plays Schumann

Friday, October 28, 2011
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All-Brahms with Kurt Masur

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
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