Tanglewood Broadcasts Every Sunday Through August 26
As Tanglewood celebrates its 75th anniversary season in the Berkshires, New England Public Radio will bring the magic to your radio with live broadcasts from the Shed every Sunday at 2PM, from July 8 through August 26. Highlights of the season's broadcasts include the Boston Pops with Bernadette Peters performing Broadway favorites, an all-Mozart program, two world premieres, and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
On Sunday, July 8, Keith Lockhart conducts the Boston Pops Orchestra featuring Broadway superstar Bernadette Peters, who has dazzled audiences for nearly five decades, most recently in the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies. They will present Broadway to the Berkshires, including such classic selections as Let Me Entertain You, Fever and Some Enchanted Evening.
Sunday, July 22 will feature venerable maestro Kurt Masur conducting an all-Mozart program with guest pianist Gerhard Oppitz. Masur is well known to orchestras and audiences alike as both a distinguished conductor and humanist. Gerhard Oppitz has made presenting major cycles of works his calling card, including the complete piano works by Brahms this summer at Tanglewood. This Sunday's program will feature Eine kleine Nachtmusik, the Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, and the Linz Symphony.
WFCR will broadcast the premiere of a Boston Symphony Orchestra commission, Michael Gandolfi's Night Train to Perugia on Sunday, August 5. The Egyptian Piano Concerto by Saint-Saëns and Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique fill out the program. Lorin Maazel conducts, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet is the featured pianist.
Rounding out our broadcasts on August 26 will be a program of American composer John Harbison's Koussevitzky said: for chorus and orchestra, a BSO commission and world premiere, and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Festival Chorus; the Beethoven also features soloists Leah Crocetto, soprano, Meredith Arwady, mezzo-soprano, Frank Lopardo, tenor, and John Relyea, bass-baritone.
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