Programming Notes: August 2016

Aug 1, 2016

Coming up this month at Tanglewood: Tuesday, August 2nd @ 8 p.m. A WAMC Special Broadcast of Tanglewood on Parade. Boston Symphony Orchestra Boston Pops Orchestra Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Stefan Asbury, Stéphane Denève, Giancarlo Guerrero, Ken-David Masur, and John Williams, conductors Elizabeth Rowe, flute Jessica Zhou, harp 

Sunday, August 7th @ 2:30 p.m.Boston Symphony Orchestra Moritz Gnann, conductor Nelson Freire, piano MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat, K.271 (32 min) MAHLER Symphony No. 1 (58 min)

Friday, August 12th @ 8 p.m.- Boston Symphony Orchestra Charles Dutoit, conductor* Emanuel Ax, piano

Saturday, August 13th @ 8 p.m. Boston Pops Orchestra John Williams and Richard Kaufman, conductors John Williams' Film Night has long been established as one of the Tanglewood calendar's most consistently appreciated evenings. Join Mr. Williams as he presents this year's celebration of the music of Hollywood and beyond, featuring the Boston Pops, Richard Kaufman, and special guests.

Sunday, August 14, 2:30 p.m. Boston Symphony Orchestra David Afkham, conductor Igor Levit, piano 4 WAMC PROGRAM GUIDE AUGUST 2016 5 BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4

Friday, August 19, 8 p.m. Boston Symphony Orchestra Charles Dutoit, conductor Menahem Pressler, piano Vocal soloists Tanglewood Festival Chorus MOZART Overture to The Marriage of Figaro MOZART Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K.488 ROSSINI Stabat Mater

Saturday, August 20, 8 p.m. Boston Symphony Orchestra Andris Nelsons, conductor Cast to include: Kristine Opolais, soprano (Aida) Andrea Carè, tenor (Radames) Kwangchul Youn, bass (Ramfis) Tanglewood Festival Chorus VERDI Aida, Acts I and II

Sunday, August 21, 2:30 p.m. Boston Symphony Orchestra Andris Nelsons, conductor Robert Sheena, English horn Dejan Lazić, piano BERLIOZ Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict TSONTAKIS Sonnets, Concerto for English horn and orchestra SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 5, Egyptian PROKOFIEV Suite from Romeo and Juliet

Saturday, August 27, 8 p.m. Boston Symphony Orchestra Yo-Yo Ma, cello BERNSTEIN Symphonic Suite from On The Waterfront HAYDN Cello Concerto in C WILLIAMS Heartwood, for cello and orchestra WILLIAMS Rosewood and Pickin', for solo cello RESPIGHI Pines of Rome

Sunday, August 28, 2:30 p.m. *Final Radio Broadcast of the Season* Boston Symphony Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor Rachel Willis-Sørensen, soprano Ruxandra Donose, mezzo-soprano Joseph Kaiser, tenor Günther Groissböck, bass Tanglewood Festival Chorus BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9