The Boston Symphony Orchestra's 2013 Tanglewood season features an All-Tchaikovsky Opening Night, Bernstein's West Side Story, and anniversary tributes to Wagner and Verdi.
BSO Artistic Administrator Anthony Fogg talks about Tanglewood 2013 with Classical New England's Cathy Fuller:
Highlights of the season:
Opening Night features violinist Joshua Bell as the soloist in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, part of an All-Tchaikovsky program that also includes the Symphony No. 5, conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
In celebration of composer John Harbison's 75th birthday, Emmanuel Music and conductor Ryan Turner perform Harbison's The Great Gatsby in Ozawa Hall.
The BSO performs Leonard Bernstein's score for West Side Story, synchronized with the 1961 film starring Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, and Richard Beymer, which is projected on high definition screens arrayed around the Shed and lawn.
Conductor Andris Nelsons returns to Tanglewood to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi with the composer's Requiem. One week earlier, bass-baritone Bryn Terfel anchors the cast of another bicentenary tribute, Act III from Richard Wagner's Die Walküre, conducted by Lothar Koenigs.
Boston Pops Laureate Conductor John Williams returns to conduct Film Night, one of the most popular events each summer, and this year featuring conductor David Newman and singer Audra McDonald.
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(photo of the Lion Gate at Tanglewood by Stu Rosner, courtesy of the BSO)
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