Wednesday, July 11, 2012
VPR Classical Takes You To Tanglewood!
This summer, listen Sunday afternoons at 2 for this special series of seven live concerts by the Boston Symphony Orchestra from their summer home for 75 years.
Conductor Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms, with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and the Symphony No. 2 by Brahms.
Conductor Kurt Masur leads an all-Mozart program that includes the Piano Concerto No. 24 with soloist Gerhard Oppitz.
Charles Dutoit conducts the BSO in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3, with soloist Emanuel Ax, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5.
Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is the soloist for Saint-Saëns's Piano Concerto No. 5, the "Egyptian," and Lorin Maazel conducts a world premiere by Michael Gandolfi and the Symphonie fantastique by Berlioz.
Paul Lewis is the soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 in a program that also includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 and Richard Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, all conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi.
Conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos leads the BSO in Beethoven's Violin Concerto, with soloist Gil Shaham, and Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra.
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos leads the BSO and Tanglewood Festival Chorus in the season-ending concert, including a world premiere by John Harbison and the Symphony No. 9, the "Ode to Joy," by Beethoven.