Tanglewood

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. & Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Credit Stu Rosner

The summer tradition continues, as New England Public Radio brings listeners music from Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home in Lenox, Massachusetts every weekend of the season. Lovers of classical music can tune to 88.5FM WFCR Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. for a broadcast featuring performances from the previous week, and on Sundays at 2:30 p.m. for live broadcasts from the Koussevitsky Music Shed. 

Tanglewood broadcasts can be heard on NEPR on 88.5FM and throughout the Berkshires on: 101.1FM (Adams/North Adams), 98.7FM (Great Barrington), 98.3FM (Lee), 106.1FM (Pittsfield/Lenox), and 96.3FM (Williamstown).

Sunday, July 1 at 1pm
Tanglewood Preview
A look ahead to the major artists, conductors and programs of the 2018 Tanglewood season, celebrating the centennial of Leonard Bernstein and featuring performances with Music Director Andris Nelsons, Artistic Partner Thomas Ades, Koussevitzky Artist Kirill Gerstein, and many others.

Sunday, July 8
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

Saturday, July 14  at 1
concert from Friday, July 6
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Lang Lang, piano

MOZART Overture to The Magic Flute
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24
Tchaikovsky:Symphony No. 5

Sunday, July 15
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4, Italian
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1
BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms

Saturday, July 21
concert from Saturday, July 14
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Kristine Opolais, soprano (Mimì)
Jonathan Tetelman, tenor (Rodolfo)
PUCCINI La bohème

Sunday, July 22
Thomas Adès, conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Thomas ADЀS Suite from Powder Her Face
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5

Saturday, July 28
concert from Friday, July 20
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano
ALL-MOZART PROGRAM
Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K.453
Symphony No. 41, Jupiter

Sunday, July 29
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin
HAYDN Symphony No. 88
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 1
MOZART Symphony No. 40

Saturday, August 4
concert from Friday, July 27
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat, K.271
BRAHMS Symphony No. 3

Sunday, August 5
Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin
BORODIN Polovtsian Dances
WIENIAWSKI Violin Concerto No. 2
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

Saturday, August 11
concert from Saturday, August 4
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Nadine Sierra,  soprano
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano
Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Elliot Madore, baritone
Eric Owens, bass
BERNSTEIN Songfest
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2

Sunday, August 12
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Igor Levit, piano
Michael TILSON THOMAS Agnegram
RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
MAHLER Symphony No. 1

Saturday, August 18
archival concert from August 14, 2016
David Afkham, conductor
Igor Levit, piano
BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4
(files for this broadcast will be in the PRX format: 2 segments with a total duration of 1:57:00)

Sunday, August 19
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
COPLAND An Outdoor Overture
BERNSTEIN Three Meditations from Mass
John WILLIAMS New work for cello and orchestra
   (world premiere)
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra

Saturday, August 25  (Bernstein centennial)
concert from Saturday, August 18
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Boston Ballet
Baiba Skride, violin
ALL-BERNSTEIN PROGRAM
Fancy Free
Divertimento for Orchestra
Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium”)

Sunday, August 26
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, soprano
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Joseph Kaiser, tenor
Thomas Hampson, baritone
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9

Saturday, September 1
Bernstein Centennial Celebration concert

Sunday, September 2
Regular Sunday pre-recorded concert, start time 1pm

Saturday, September 8
Tanglewood on Parade