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Tanglewood Opens On Friday and Continues Through Labor Day Weekend

ZEALnyc, with Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, July 6, 2017

Although there have already been a number of concerts and events taking place at Tanglewood, the festival’s official opening concert is on Friday, July 7, when Andris Nelsons conducts The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Fesitval Chorus in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, the Resurrection, with soloists Malin Christensson and Bernarda Fink. This season represents a significant increase in Nelsons’s presence at Tanglewood, and he conducts a number of substantial and challenging concerts.

Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Festival Chorus conducted by Charles Dutoit; photo: Stu Rosner

Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Festival Chorus conducted by Charles Dutoit; photo: Stu Rosner

The weekend continues with the Boston Pops’ July 8th performance of Sondheim on Sondheim, a revue of Stephen Sondheim’s songs interspersed around a video documentary featuring interviews with the composer, is cast with performers (Phillip Boykin, Carmen Cusak, Gabriel Ebert and Lisa Howard) all seen in a recent New York City Center gala performance of Sunday in the Park with George. The video material (originally assembled by James Lapine) is so fascinating and the cast so excellent that this should prove an entertaining and moving evening.

 

Keith Lockhart Leads the Boston Pops at Tanglewood; photo: Hilary Scott

Keith Lockhart Leads the Boston Pops at Tanglewood; photo: Hilary Scott

This summer’s programming includes a vast range of artists and repertoire from the most sought-after classical greats to pop icons, when at the end of the summer Sting and Diana Ross take the stage. For more information and details about the season click here; for a listing of all performances with links to buy tickets click here.

 

Tanglewood at dusk; photo: Stu Rosner

Tanglewood at dusk; photo: Stu Rosner

 

 

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Editor’s Note: This feature contains content previously published on January 29, 2017.

Cover: Andris Nelsons at Tanglewood; photo: Hilary Scott


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