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Tanglewood’s 2015 Festival of Contemporary Music

June 8th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Tanglewood's 2015 Festival of Contemporary MusicIt’s time once again for Tanglewood’s annual Festival of Contemporary Music, scheduled for July 20-27, 2015!

Tanglewood has been the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1937 as well as host to three academies of music: Tanglewood Music Center, Days in the Arts, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. The Festival of Contemporary Music is Tanglewood’s annual presentation of modern American chamber and orchestral compositions.

2015’s Festival of Contemporary Music centers primarily on composers from both the current Tanglewood Music Center faculty and alumni, with 15 world premieres of pieces commissioned for Tanglewood Music Center’s 75th anniversary, as well as works by celebrated composers such as Bernstein, Copland, Foss, and Ives.

2015 Festival of Contemporary Music Schedule

July 20 – 8pm
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra – Stefan Asbury, Conductor – TMC Conducting Fellows – Emanuel Ax, piano
Glanert – American Prelude No. 1
Rautavaara – Lost Landscapes: Tanglewood, for solo violin and strings
Pinto-Correia – Timaeus
Druckman – Aureole
Zuidam – Tanglewood Concerto

July 23 – 8pm
Oliver Knussen, Conductor – Peter Serkin, piano – Nicholas Phan, tenor
Schuller – Magical Trumpets
Maderna – Serenata No. 2 for 11 Instruments
Carter – A Sunbeam’s Architecture
Perle – Critical Moments 1
Schuller – Concerto da Camera
Wuorinen – Megalith

July 24 – 2:30pm
John Harbison, Conductor – Ursula Oppens, piano
Primosch – Dark the Star
Dallapiccola – Concerto per la Notte di Natale dell’anno 1956
Harbison – Seven Poems of Lorine Niedecker
Grime – Embrace
Ran – Birkat Haderekh (Blessing for the Road)
Levinson – Here of amazing most now

July 25 – 2:30pm
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Thomas – Selene-Moon Chariot Rituals
Mackey – Madrigal
Sheng – Deep Red
Vores – Fabrication 15: Amplification
Epstein -Quartet for English horn and strings
Gandolfi – New work

July 25 – 6pm
TMC Prelude Concert – Lucy Shelton, soprano
Wyner – Sonnet: In the Arms of Sleep
Brahms – String Quintet No. 2 in G, Op. 111

July 26 – 10am
Stefan Asbury, Conductor
Knussen – Two Organa
Perle – Critical Moments 2
Anderson – String Quartet No. 2
Bettison – New Work
Henze – Adagio Adagio
Turnage – Dark Crossing

July 27 – 8pm
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra – Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor – Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellows
Buti – Chorus, Ann Howard Jones, Conductor
Copland – Orchestral Variations
Foss – Quintets for Orchestra
Bernstein – Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs, for clarinet and orchestra
Ives – New England Holidays

Tanglewood Music Center’s Festival of Contemporary Music

July 20th through the 27th, 2015
All shows are at Ozawa Hall on the Tanglewood Music Center Campus in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online at www.bso.org

2015 Festival of Contemporary Music Lodging
Applegate Inn bed and breakfast is less than 6 miles from Ozawa Hall on the Tanglewood campus as well as most of the rest of what brings people out on a Berkshires getaway! Applegate Inn will spoil you with luxury, tranquility, service, and convenience – not to mention candlelight breakfasts, afternoon wine and cheese, and evening cognac and chocolates!

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