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Sunday Night Special: A Tanglewood Preview


Tanglewood Shed
 

Sunday, June 26, 7pm

With performances by pianist Yuja Wang, soprano Kristine Opolais, and others, a new recording by the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, and a classic BSO recording of Respighi's Pines of Rome, host Brian McCreath previews the 2016 Tanglewood season.

BSO Encore Broadcasts

Andris Nelsons

As the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Andris Nelsons look forward to their third season of collaboration in 2016-2017, join host Ron Della Chiesa each Saturday night at 8pm for encore concert broadcasts from Symphony Hall.

See the broadcast schedule below, and for more details on all the performances and to purchase tickets, visit the Boston Symphony Orchestra Box Office.


Pinchas Zukerman
 

Saturday, July 2

In an encore broadcast, Pinchas Zukerman is both the conductor and violin soloist in a program that includes Tchaikovsky's Mélodie, Andante cantabile, and Serenade, Elgar's Chanson de la nuit, and Schubert's Symphony No. 5.

Special Sunday Boston Pops Broadcasts


Nicole Cabell
 

Sunday, July 3, 7pm

A Gershwin Celebration, with Nicole Cabell!

The soprano stars in a program of Gershwin favorites, including selections from Porgy and Bess, as well as Rhapsody in Blue, with pianist Charlie Albright, all led by conductor David Charles Abell.


Sutton Foster
 

Sunday, July 3, 9pm

Sutton Foster!

The Tony Award wining star of Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie joins Keith Lockhart and the Pops at Symphony Hall for an program of Broadway favorites!


Film Night with John Williams
 

Sunday, July 10, 7pm

Film Night!

Laureate Conductor John Williams and Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart team up to lead a program of cinematic magic, with music from unforgettable films across the decades!

Tanglewood 2016

Lion Gate at Tanglewood

 

July 8 - August 27

WCRB brings you performances from the Koussevitzky Music Shed on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm throughout the summer, with hosts Ron Della Chiesa and Brian McCreath.

To plan your own visit to the Berkshires, visit the Tanglewood Box Office.

listen buttonMore information and a preview with BSO Artistic Administrator Tony Fogg


Joshua Bell
 

Friday, July 8

Jacques Lacombe, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin


Ravel - Alborada del gracioso
Saint-Saëns - Violin Concerto No. 3
Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5


Nadine Sierra
 

Saturday, July 9

Jacques Lacombe, conductor
Nadine Sierra, soprano
Jean-Francis Monvoisin, tenor
Stephen Powell, baritone
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Norway Pond Junior Minstrels


Debussy - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Ravel - Daphnis and Chloé, Suite No. 2
Orff - Carmina burana


Pinchas Zukerman
 

Friday, July 15

Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin

All-Mozart Program:
Symphony No. 25
Violin Concerto from Serenade in D, K.250, Haffner
Symphony No. 39


Renee Fleming
 

Saturday, July 16

Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor
Renée Fleming, soprano


Ives - The Unanswered Question
Strauss - Four Last Songs
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6, Pathétique


Yuja Wang
 

Sunday, July 17

Gustavo Gimeno, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano


Prokofiev - Symphony No. 1, Classical
Ravel - Piano Concerto in G
Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Stravinsky - Suite from The Firebird (1919 version)


Lisa Batiashvili
 

Friday, July 22

Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, violin


Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Dvorák - Violin Concerto
Sibelius - Symphony No. 5


Garrick Ohlsson
 

Saturday, July 23

Juanjo Mena, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Raquel Lojendio, soprano


Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1
Falla - The Three-cornered Hat (complete)


Juanjo Mena
 

Sunday, July 24

Juanjo Mena, conductor
Veronika Eberle, violin


Ginastera - Variaciones concertantes
Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K.218
Beethoven - Symphony No. 6, Pastoral


Jonathan Biss
 

Friday, July 29

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Jonathan Biss, piano


Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, K.595
Mahler - Symphony No. 9


Andris Nelsons
 

SaturdayJuly 30

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin


Corigliano - Fantasia on an Ostinato
Sibelius - Violin Concerto
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7


Paul Lewis
 

SundayJuly 31

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano


All-Brahms Program:
Piano Concerto No. 1
Symphony No. 1


Yefim Bronfman
 

Friday, August 5

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano


Dvorák - Serenade for Winds
Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 2
Mahler (arr. Britten) - What the Wild Flowers Tell Me
Brahms - Serenade No. 2


Daniil Trifonov
 

Saturday, August 6

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano


Adams - Harmonielehre
Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 2
Strauss - Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks


Nelson Freire
 

Sunday, August 7

Moritz Gnann, conductor
Nelson Freire, piano


Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat, K.271
Mahler - Symphony No. 1


Emanuel Ax
 

Friday, August 12

Charles Dutoit, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano


Nicolai - Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat, K.482
Debussy - La Mer
Ravel - Boléro


John Williams
 

Saturday, August 13

Boston Pops Orchestra
John Williams, conductor


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 and special guests.


Tanglewood Shed
 

Sunday, August 14

David Afkham, conductor
Igor Levit, piano


Beethoven - Coriolan Overture
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3
Schumann - Symphony No. 4


Menahem Pressler
 

Friday, August 19

Charles Dutoit, conductor
Menahem Pressler, piano
Simona Saturova, soprano
Marianna Pizzolato, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Polenzani, tenor
Riccardo Zanellato, bass
Tanglewood Festival Chorus


Mozart - Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K.488
Rossini - Stabat Mater


Kristine Opolais
 

Saturday, August 20

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Kristine Opolais, soprano (Aida)
Violeta Urmana, mezzo (Amneris)
Andrea Carè, tenor (Radames)
Alfredo Nigro, tenor (Messenger)
Franco Vassallo, baritone (Amonasro)
Morris Robinson, bass (The King)
Kwangchul Youn, bass (Ramfis)
Tanglewood Festival Chorus


Verdi - Aida, Acts I and II


Andris Nelsons
 

Sunday, August 21

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Robert Sheena, English horn
Dejan Lazic, 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


Yo-Yo Ma
 

Saturday, August 27

Michael Stern, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello


Bernstin - 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


Christoph von Dohnanyi
 

Sunday, August 28

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

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Boston Pops 2016

Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Pops have announced a dazzling Spring season, featuring an Opening Night on May 6 with Seth MacFarlane, best known for producing Family Guy and the Ted movies, as the guest soloist in classic songs from the 40's and 50's.

For complete information, visit the Boston Pops.

Tanglewood 2016

Andris Nelsons leads five concerts, and Charles Dutoit is the 2016 Koussevitzky Artist at the Boston Symphony's summer home in the Berkshires during a season of spectacular concerts in an idyllic setting.

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The Boston Symphony Orchestra's 2016-2017 Season

Andris Nelsons leads 14 weeks of program, Thomas Adès begins a mulit-year appointment as BSO Artistic Partner, and the world's greatest pianists visit Symphony Hall.

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