The recently announced 2015 Tanglewood season is looking especially exciting, packed as it is with special events: this year celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Tanglewood Music Center as well as the inaugural season of Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Andris Nelsons.
To commemorate its 75th anniversary season, Tanglewood Music Center has commissioned over 30 new works and the 2015 Tanglewood season’s guest list reads like a who’s who of the music world’s finest: Yo Yo Ma, Emmanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Bryn Terfel, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, the Mark Morris Dance Company, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Diana Krall, A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, and Huey Lewis and the News!
Maestro Andris Nelsons’ inaugural season is packed with performances, including six Tanglewood programs, four BSO concerts, selections from Verdi’s opera Otello, two Strauss tone poems, works of Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Barber, and programs featuring Christian Tetzlaff, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Renaud CapuÇon, and Gautier CapuÇon.
Running from June 20 through the first weekend in September, Labor Day, the 2015 Tanglewood season includes an exciting list of guest artists, with programs from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Tanglewood’s popular artist series, and many special events. Here are just a few of the packed season’s highlights:
June 21 – Diana Krall
June 25 & 26 – Mark Morris Dance Group
June 27 – A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor
June 28 – Huey Lewis and the News
June 30 – Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
July 6 – Boston Pops brass and percussion featured with famed drum & bugle corps Boston Crusaders and Blue Devils
July 9 – recital appearance by Bryn Terfel
July 11 – Act I from Puccini’s Tosca with Bryn Terfel and Sondra Radvanovsky, Bramwell Tovey directing
July 14 – recital appearance by Sarah Connolly
July 14 – Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Aug. 6 – all-Brahms program with Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, and Leonidas Kavakos
Aug. 9 – Charles Dutoit and Joshua Bell
Free, weekly downloads of performances from Tanglewood’s 75-year performance history will also be made available online. Other 75th anniversary attractions include an archival exhibit at the Tanglewood visitors center. Commemorative program books on Tanglewood Music Center’s history are available both online and at the center. Brochures and tickets for the 2015 Tanglewood season will be made available in early February.
For more information, please visit: www.tanglewood.org.
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