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Tanglewood 2016

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July 8 - August 28

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.

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Learn about the 50th anniversary season of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

Yo-Yo Ma

Saturday, August 27

Michael Stern, conductor
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

Andris Nelsons

Sunday, August 28

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Thomas Rolfs, trumpet
Robert Sheena, English Horn
Rachel Willis-Sørensen, soprano
Ruxandra Donose, mezzo-soprano
Joseph Kaiser, tenor
Wilhelm Schwinghammer, bass
Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Copland - Quiet City
Beethoven - Symphony No. 9, "Ode to Joy"

(Christoph von Dohnányi, originally scheduled to conduct this concert, has withdrawn, following the advice of his doctors not to travel.)

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.

Andris Nelsons

Saturday, September 3
(recorded on April 16, 2016)

Andris Nelsons, conductor

Mahler - Symphony No. 9

Amanda Forsythe

Saturday, September 10
(recorded on January 30, 2016)

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Amanda Forsythe, soprano
Abigail Fischer, mezzo-soprano
Women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus
with Karen McDonald (Titania), Carson Elrod (Puck; Mendelssohn), Antonio Weissinger (Boy; Young Mendelssohn), and Will Lyman (Oberon)

Weber - Oberon Overture
Henze - Symphony No. 8
Mendelssohn - Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream

Barbara Hannigan

Saturday, September 17
(recorded on February 6, 2016)

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Barbara Hannigan, soprano

Shostakovich - Suite from Hamlet
Abrahamsen - let me tell you
Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet

The BSO's 2016-2017 Season

Symphony Hall


From Opening Night in September through the final concert in May, WCRB brings you the Boston Symphony Orchestra each week, in concert at Symphony Hall, live on Saturdays at 8pm, with encore broadcasts on Mondays at 8pm, with hosts Ron Della Chiesa.

To plan your own visit to Symphony Hall, visit the BSO Box Office.

Lang Lang

Saturday, September 24, and Monday, October 3

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Lang Lang, piano

Shostakovich - Festive Overture
Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 3
Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition

Renee Fleming

Saturday, October 1 at 7pm, and Monday, October 10

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Renée Fleming, soprano (Marschallin)
Erin Morley, soprano (Sophie)
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano (Octavian)
Franz Hawlata, bass (Baron Ochs)
Alan Opie, baritone (Faninal)
Irmgard Vilsmaier, soprano (Marianne)
Michelle Trainor, soprano (Milliner)
Jane Henschel, mezzo-soprano (Annina)
Graham Clark, tenor (Valzacchi)
Stephen Costello, tenor* (Italian Singer)
David Cangelosi, tenor (Marschallin’s Majordomo)
Neal Ferreira, tenor (Animal Seller)
John McVeigh, tenor (Landlord)
David Kravitz baritone (Notary)
David Cushing, bass (Police Officer)
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Children’s Chorus

Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier

Please note the early broadcast time for this performance

Camilla Tilling

Saturday, October 8, and Monday, October 17

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano
Camilla Tilling, soprano
Thomas Hampson, baritone
Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Widmann - Trauermarsch, for piano and orchestra
Brahms - A German Requiem

Frank Peter Zimmermann

Saturday, October 15, and Monday, October 24

Jakub Hruša, conductor
Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin

Smetana - Šárka, from Ma Vlást
Bartók - Violin Concerto No. 2
Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain
Janácek - Taras Bulba, Rhapsody for Orchestra

Yo-Yo Ma

Saturday, October 22, and Monday, October 31

Charles Dutoit, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Walton - Portsmouth Point Overture
Elgar - Cello Concerto
Holst - The Planets

Charles Dutoit

Saturday, October 29, and Monday, November 7

Charles Dutoit, conductor
Ildikó Komlósi, mezzo-soprano (Judith)
Matthias Goerne, baritone (Bluebeard)

Mozart - Symphony No. 39
Bartók - Bluebeard's Castle

Thomas Ades

Saturday, November 5, and Monday, November 14

Thomas Adès, conductor
Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano
Mark Stone, baritone

Britten - Sinfonia da Requiem
Sibelius - Tapiola
Adès - Totentanz

Andris Nelsons

Saturday, November 12, and Monday, November 21

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Hélène Grimaud, piano

Nathan - New Work (world premiere; BSO commission)
Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1
Brahms - Symphony No. 2

Helene Grimaud

Saturday, November 19, and Monday, November 28

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Hélène Grimaud, piano

Andres - New Work (world premiere; BSO commission)
Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2
Brahms - Symphony No. 4

Menahem Pressler

Saturday, November 26, and Monday, December 5

Moritz Gnann, conductor
Menahem Pressler, piano

Mendelssohn - Overture, The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave)
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 27
Dvorák - Symphony No. 9, From the New World

Ken-David Masur

Saturday, January 7, and Monday, January 16

Ken-David Masur, conductor
Cynthia Meyers, piccolo
William R. Hudgins and Michael Wayne, clarinets
Thomas Rolfs, trumpet
Toby Oft, trombone
James Sommerville, Michael Winter, Rachel Childers, and Jason Snider, horns

Vivaldi - Piccolo Concerto in C, RV 433
Krommer - Concerto No. 2 for two clarinets and orchestra, Op. 91
Jolivet - Concertino for trumpet, piano, and strings
Rota - Trombone Concerto
Schumann - Concert Piece for four horns and orchestra

Cameron Carpenter

Saturday, January 14, and Monday, January 23

Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Cameron Carpenter, organ

Barber - Toccata Festiva
Riley - At the Royal Majestic
Elgar - Enigma Variations

Juanjo Mena

Saturday, January 21, and Monday, January 30

Juanjo Mena, conductor
Gidon Kremer, violin

Prokofiev - Symphony No. 1, Classical
Weinberg - Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4

Christoph von Dohnanyi

Saturday, January 28, and Monday, February 6

Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor
Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, piano

Anderson - New Work (American premiere; BSO co-commission)
Schumann - Piano Concerto
Schubert - Symphony in C, The Great

Andris Nelsons

Saturday, February 4, and Monday, February 13

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Malin Christensson, soprano
Christine Rice, mezzo-soprano
Benjamin Bruns, tenor
Hanno Müller-Brachmann, bass-baritone
Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Bach - Mass in B minor

Andris Nelsons

Saturday, February 11, and Monday, February 20

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Bejun Mehta, countertenor
Lorelei Ensemble

Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin
Benjamin - Dream of the Song
Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique

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Saturday, February 18, and Monday, February 27

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Schuller - Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 22
Beethoven - Symphony No. 3, Eroica

Baiba Skride

Saturday, February 25, and Monday, March 6

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Baiba Skride, violin
Harriet Krijgh, cello
Elsbeth Moser, bayan

Gubaidulina - Triple Concerto for violin, cello, and bayan (American premiere; BSO co-commission)
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 7, Leningrad

Kirill Gerstein

Saturday, March 11, and Monday, March 20

Sakari Oramo, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano
Men of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Sibelius - Symphony No. 3
Busoni - Piano Concerto

Bernard Haitink

Saturday, March 18, and Monday, March 27

Bernard Haitink, conductor
Women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Haydn - Symphony No. 60, Il distratto
Debussy - Nocturnes
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7

Alisa Weilerstein

Saturday, March 25, and Monday, April 3

François-Xavier Roth, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Berlioz - Le Corsaire Overture
Pintscher - Cello Concerto (world premiere; BSO co-commission)
Beethoven - Symphony No. 6, Pastoral

Renaud Capucon

Saturday, April 1, and Monday, April 10

Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Renaud Capuçon, violin

Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture
Lalo - Symphonie espagnole
Dutilleux - Symphony No. 2, Le Double
Roussel - Bacchus et Ariane, Suite No. 2

Andris Nelsons

Saturday, April 15, and Monday, April 24

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Mitsuko Uchida, piano

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20
Bruckner - Symphony No. 6

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Saturday, April 22, and Monday, May 1

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Radu Lupu, piano
Lucy Crowe, soprano
Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano
Ben Johnson, tenor
Morris Robinson, bass
Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20
Mozart - Requiem

Anne-Sophie Mutter

Saturday, April 29, and Monday, May 8

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto
Takemitsu - Nostalghia (In Memory of Andrei Tarkovskij)
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 6

Kristine Opolais

Saturday, May 6, and Monday, May 15

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Kristine Opolais, soprano

Shostakovich - Suite from incidental music to King Lear
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 4
Mahler - Symphony No. 4

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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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