Leon Fleisher Joins Hans Graf and the Boston Symphony on July 29 in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 12, on a Program with Mahler's Symphony No.5

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DATE: July 7, 2011

PETER SERKIN JOINS BSO AND CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH FOR ALL-BRAHMS PROGRAM WITH PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 AND SYMPHONY NO. 4 ON JULY 30 ALISA WEILERSTEIN JOINS THE BSO AND MR. ESCHENBACH ON JULY 31 FOR PERFORMANCE OF HAYDN'S CELLO CONCERTO NO. 1, ON A PROGRAM WITH MAHLER'S SYMPHONY NO. 1

CURATED BY CHARLES WUORINEN, THE 2011 FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC, AUGUST 3-7, TO FEATURE WORLD PREMIERES BY WUORINEN, FRED HO, AND JOHN ZORN; GUEST PERFORMERS INCLUDE URSULA OPPENS, ENSEMBLE SIGNAL, AND COMPOSER-PERFORMERS GEORGE FLYNN, DAVID FULMER, LOUIS KARCHIN, AND ERROLLYN WALLEN

TANGLEWOOD ON PARADE ON AUGUST 2, A FUN FAMILY DAY OF MUSICAL ACTIVITIES, CULMINATES IN AN EVENING SHED CONCERT FEATURING JOHN WILLIAMS, STEFAN ASBURY, CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, AND RAPHAEL FRÜHBECK DE BURGOS LEADING THE BSO, BOSTON POPS, AND TANGLEWOOD MUSIC CENTER ORCHESTRA; TCHAIKOVSKY'S "1812" OVERTURE CLOSES THE PROGRAM, FOLLOWED BY A FIREWORKS DISPLAY OVER STOCKBRIDGE BOWL VISITWWW.TANGLEWOOD.ORG FOR DETAILED PROGRAM AND TICKET INFORMATION

FRIDAY, JULY 29-LEON FLEISHER IN MOZART CONCERTO NO. 12 AND BSO LED BY HANS GRAF PERFORMS MAHLER'S FIFTH SYMPHONY

July 29 marks the annual Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Memorial Concert, which this year features longtime Tanglewood presence and pianist Leon Fleisher, guest conductor Hans Graf-currently music director of the Houston Symphony Orchestra-and the BSO in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 12 in A, K. 414, on a program featuring the orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No. 5. Written in Vienna in 1782, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 12 is an elegant work of understated mastery. Direct in its expression and crystalline in its textures, the work makes only modest demands of instrumentation. The same cannot be said of Mahler's expansive Symphony No. 5, a kaleidoscopic journey through infinite shades of darkness and light that takes full advantage of its oversized orchestral scoring.

SATURDAY, JULY 30 - CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH AND PETER SERKIN JOIN BSO FOR ALL-BRAHMS PROGRAM

On July 30, National Symphony Orchestra Music Director Christoph Eschenbach wields the baton in the first of two performances with the BSO on consecutive days. An all-Brahms program, the July 30 concert features the Symphony No. 4 and soloist Peter Serkin in the Piano Concerto No. 1. A lengthy and weighty work for piano and orchestra, the Concerto No. 1 was originally intended to be Brahms's first symphony, but the young composer-who was in his early 20s at the time-decided he wasn't ready to compose a work in that genre. His Fourth (and final) Symphony, on the other hand, dates from the later portion of his career by which time he was the reigning master of the form.

SUNDAY, JULY 31 - MAESTRO ESCHENBACH RETURNS WITH CELLIST ALISA WEILERSTEIN

On the second night of Maestro Eschenbach's visit to the BSO podium, the program opens with Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1-with the young American cellist Alisa Weilerstein as soloist-and closes with a Boston Symphony performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 1. Now frequently performed, Haydn's delightful early cello concerto was lost from the repertoire until the fortuitous discovery of a manuscript in 1961 in a Prague museum. Mahler's First Symphony is his most direct and immediately approachable, packaging his technicolor sonic palette in a dramatically taut and propulsive structure.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 - TANGLEWOOD ON PARADE

On August 2, Tanglewood on Parade, one of the festival's most beloved traditions, offers the chance to see all of the festival's orchestras perform in a single extended concert. Conductors Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Mr. Eschenbach, John Williams, and Stefan Asbury will share the podium for a program that will include Wagner's Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, Vaughan Williams's Serenade to Music, and the traditional Tanglewood on Parade finale, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. This lively evening features performances by the BSO, the TMCO, and the Boston Pops and culminates in a dazzling fireworks display over the Stockbridge Bowl. Tanglewood on Parade also features a full day of family-friendly activities including an instrument playground, magic show, face painting, and free tours of the Tanglewood grounds.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 to SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 - FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

The 2011 Festival of Contemporary Music (FCM), with programs this year chosen by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Charles Wuorinen, takes place over six programs, August 3-7. This eclectic Festival will include three world premieres commissioned by the TMC: Mr. Wuorinen's It Happens Like This, a dramatic, semi-staged 35-minute cantata for four singers and 12 instrumentalists, set to six poems from James Tate's Return to the City of White Donkeys, will open the festival on August 3, and will be conducted by Mr. Wuorinen; Fred Ho's Fanfare to Stop the Creeping Meatball, will open the concerts on August 4, 5, 6, and 7; and John Zorn's À Rebours, a concerto for cello and chamber ensemble, will be performed by fellows of the TMC with guest cellist Fred Sherry and guest conductor and former Fellow Brad Lubman, on August 4. That program will also feature guest ensemble SIGNAL performing works by Brian Ferneyhough, Jason Eckardt, and Tobias Picker. A Prelude concert, performed before the closing TMCO program on August 7, will feature guest pianistUrsula Oppens playing works of Jason EckardtMilton BabbittBernard RandsJo Kondo, andTobias Picker.

The 2011 FCM programs will encompass a mix of early-, mid-, and late-career composers, and 16 of the 20 featured composers are American, including Milton Babbitt (August 7), Eve Beglarian (August 5), John Chowning (August 4), Jonathan Dawe (August 7), Jason Eckardt (August 4), David Felder(August 7), Richard Festinger (August 5), George Flynn (August 6), Lee Hyla (August 5), Andrew Norman (August 7), Wayne Peterson (August 5), and Tobias Picker (August 4). Works by British composer Brian Ferneyhough (August 4) and Belize-born British composer Errollyn Wallen (August 5) will also be included. In addition, several FCM programs will feature the composers as performers in their own works, including American composers David Fulmer, who will be the soloist in his own Violin Concerto (August 7), and Louis Karchin, who will conduct his Chamber Symphony (August 7). Except where otherwise noted, Festival of Contemporary Music programs are performed by the Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center.

"THIS WEEK AT TANGLEWOOD" PRE-CONCERT FRIDAY-EVENING DISCUSSIONS

"This Week at Tanglewood" is a free 30-minute Friday-evening panel discussion series, beginning at 7:15 p.m. in the Shed prior to each Friday evening's BSO performance. Hosted by Martin Bookspan, former host of Live from Lincoln Center, "This Week at Tanglewood" features informal discussions with special guests and visiting artists, and offers an overview of the coming week's schedule, including everything from BSO performances to Tanglewood Music Center concerts to children's programming. On Friday, July 29 at 7:15, Mr. Bookspan will speak with violinist Sarah Chang and conductor Lionel Bringuier.

FREE PRELUDE CONCERTS BY MEMBERS OF THE BSO AND FELLOWS OF THE TANGLEWOOD MUSIC CENTER

Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra offers free Prelude Concerts in Ozawa Hall before each Friday and Saturday Shed concert. The 6 p.m. prelude concert on July 29 features the Boston Cello Quartet, made up of BSO cellists Blaise Déjardin, Adam Esbensen, Mihail Jojatu, and Alexandre Lecarme. The prelude will feature the world premieres of Blaise Déjardin's The Wolfgang Variationsand Tetsuro Hoshii's The Waltz of the Black Ants, as well as music by J.S. Bach, Dvo?ák, Rimsky-Korsakov, Pärt, Mussorgsky, Debussy, and Sciortino. On Saturday, July 30, Tanglewood Music Center Fellows present a 6 p.m. prelude concert to include the music of Arensky and Britten. The Friday and Saturday Prelude Concerts are open to all ticket holders for the evening's Shed concert.

LOOKING AHEAD…

Spanish conductor and longtime, beloved Tanglewood guest Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos takes the podium on August 5 for a BSO program featuring the young Chinese pianist Yuja Wang, who makes her Tanglewood debut in Rachmaninoff's perennial audience favorite Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Also on the program are Beethoven's boisterous Symphony No. 8 and Strauss's Suite fromDer Rosenkavalier. On August 6, renowned violinist Sarah Chang joins the orchestra for Mendelssohn's sparkling Violin Concerto on a program that also includes Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 and American composer Pierre Jalbert's Music of air and fireSean Newhouse, one of the BSO's assistant conductors, will lead the orchestra. The BSO's weekend comes to a close August 7 with one of the world's foremost concert pianists, Emanuel Ax, performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat, K. 482. Lionel Bringuier, an assistant conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra who makes his BSO and Tanglewood debuts in this program, will also conduct Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 and Smetana's The Moldau from the composer's iconic work of musical nationalism,Má Vlast.

Also on August 7 is the orchestral culmination of the Festival of Contemporary Music with a program that features Felipe Lara's Onda, Jo Kondo's In Summer, David Felder's Inner Sky, Christopher Rouse'sPhaeton, and Andrew Norman's Drip Blip Sparkle Spin Glint Glide Glow Float Flop Chop Pop Shatter Splash. August 8 brings another rock concert to Tanglewood as Train, known around the world for hits such as "Hey, Soul Sister," take the stage in the Shed. On August 9, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, comprising various combinations of BSO instrumentalists, reprise the majority of their October 17 Boston concert and are joined by composer-conductor-pianist André Previn in music that includes Previn's new Octet for Eleven, for winds, brass, and strings. Opera superstar mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe visits Ozawa Hall August 10 and is joined by pianist Alan Smith, violinist Andrew Jennings, cellist Norman Fischer, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for a concert of American music including Mr. Smith's Vignettes: Covered Wagon Woman and An Unknown Sphere(a world premiere and BSO commission), and selected early American songs.

A complete concert listing for these programs appears at the end of this release.

For complete season programs, ticket information, and downloadable press photos, please visit Tanglewood's online press kit at www.tanglewood.org .

TICKET INFORMATION IN BRIEF

The 2011 Tanglewood music festival, now in its 74th year as the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, opens on Saturday, June 25, with a performance by Earth, Wind, & Fire, and closes with the annual Labor Day Weekend Jazz Festival, September 2-4. For detailed information about the 2011 Tanglewood season, including how to purchase tickets, priced from $9-$115, visitwww.tanglewood.org . Tickets are available through Tanglewood's website, www.tanglewood.org ,and through SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200. Tanglewood continues to offer free lawn tickets to young people age 17 and under and a50% discount on lawn tickets to college and graduate students. For further information about Opening Night Gala Dinner benefactor tickets, please call 617-638-9391. Additional ticket information appears near the end of this press release.

Tanglewood, located in the Berkshire Hills between Lenox and Stockbridge, Massachusetts, offers a wide variety of orchestral, chamber music, recital, jazz, and popular artist concerts featured throughout the season. The Boston Symphony performs in the Koussevitzky Music Shed most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in July and August, regularly presenting many of the great conductors and soloists of our time. Tanglewood also features performances by Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center, the Boston Symphony's prestigious summer music academy for the advanced training of musicians. For more information, please visit www.tanglewood.org .

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2011 TANGLEWOOD SEASON

From an all-Italian Opening Night Boston Symphony Orchestra program under the direction ofCharles Dutoit on July 8, four appearances by living legend Yo-Yo Ma, a Boston Pops Cole Porter tribute led by Keith Lockhart, and the incredibly popular Film Night with John Williams, to the welcome returns of Itzhak Perlman and Christoph Eschenbach and special appearances by favorite artists Joshua BellStephanie BlytheRafael Frühbeck de BurgosChristoph von DohnányiKurt Masur, and Peter Serkin to the closing BSO performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony under the direction of Lorin Maazel, Tanglewood 2011 brings classical music lovers and Boston Pops fans a wonderfully wide-ranging selection of artists and repertoire.

From a world premiere performance by the Mark Morris Dance Group, two all-Ravel solo piano programs by Jean-Yves Thibaudet, a concert version of Handel's Orlando, and a recital byStephanie Blythe to the debut of the Mark O'Connor String Quartet, and mid-season jazz appearances by Brad Mehldau and John Pizzarelli's Radio Deluxe, the Ozawa Hall schedule offers concertgoers a rich variety of performances in the intimate surroundings of this acclaimed concert setting.

Nurturing and presenting the best of the future of classical music, Tanglewood 2011 brings the debut of 26 important new artists, a Festival of Contemporary Music program under the esteemed direction of Charles Wuorinen, and a wide variety of orchestral, operatic, and chamber music performances by the young musicians of the Tanglewood Music Center, the BSO's world-renowned music academy for young professional musicians.

The 2011 Tanglewood season opens with Earth, Wind, and Fire on June 25 and closes with the annual Labor Day Weekend Jazz Festival, September 2-4, with appearances by Steely Dan andTrain also featured. Further season details are available at www.tanglewood.org.

WHAT FOLLOWS IS DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT PURCHASING TICKETS; LAWN TICKET DEALS FOR CHILDREN, YOUNG ADULTS, STUDENTS, AND MUSIC LOVERS OF ALL AGES; FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES; PATRON AMENITIES AND PERKS; BSO.ORG OFFERINGS; SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION; A BACKGROUND ON TANGLEWOOD; PRESS CONTACT INFORMATION; AND A CONCERT LISTING

TANGLEWOOD TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets are available through Tanglewood's website, www.tanglewood.org, through SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200, or by visiting the Symphony Hall Box Office at 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA. Shed tickets are priced from $9-$115, with Saturday Morning Rehearsals priced from $10-30. Ozawa Hall tickets are priced from $11 to $99.

Ticket prices for the BSO's Opening Night Concert on July 8-an all-Italian program conducted by Charles Dutoit, range from $20 to $85, with benefactor tickets, including a Gala Opening Night Dinner, among other benefits, priced at $500, $1,000, and $2,500. For further information about Opening Night Gala Dinner benefactor tickets, please call 617-638-9391.

Tickets for Earth, Wind, & Fire (June 25) range from $22-$75; tickets for Steely Dan (July 26) range from $25-$150; and tickets for Train (August 8) range from $21-66. Tickets for the James Taylor concerts on June 30 and July 3 and 4 are sold out. Lawn tickets for the July 1 James Taylor concert with John Williams and the Boston Pops are available for $21.

Tickets are also available for purchase in person at the Tanglewood Box Office at Tanglewood's Main Gate on West Street in Lenox, MA, beginning June 17. American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, Discover, and cash are all accepted at the Tanglewood Box Office. The Tanglewood Box Office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, open through intermission on event days and open from 10 a.m. through intermission on Sundays. There is a service charge for each ticket purchased online or by phone and all ticket prices include a $1 Tanglewood grounds maintenance fee. For further information, call the Boston Symphony Orchestra at 617-266-1492 or visitwww.bso.org.

FREE LAWN TICKETS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS AGED 17 AND UNDER

50% DISCOUNT ON FRIDAY EVENING LAWN TICKETS FOR STUDENTS 18 AND OVER

TICKET DEALS FOR MUSIC LOVERS OF ALL AGES

Tanglewood is pleased to offer free lawn tickets for children and young people age 17 and younger and a 50% discount on Friday-evening lawn tickets to college and graduate students.Up to four free children's lawn tickets are available per parent/legal guardian per concert at the Tanglewood Box Office on the day of the concert. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Please note that the free lawn ticket policy does not apply to organized groups. For July 3 & 4 and other Popular Artists concerts, free lawn tickets are only available for children under age 2. The 50% discount for BSO Friday-evening concerts for students 18 and over is valid only with a student identification card. Tickets may be purchased in person on the night of the performance.

Beginning with the 2011 Tanglewood season, Shed tickets to Saturday morning Rehearsals will now be seat-specific ticketed (no longer general admission), with tickets priced at $20 and $30; general admission lawn tickets are priced at $10. The BSO Saturday Morning Rehearsal series is also being made available on a subscription basis, with a 15% discount offered to patrons purchasing four or more Shed tickets to the series.

Lawn Pass Books, priced at $180 (after June 24 the price is $190), include 11 tickets per book, providing flexibility and savings. Lawn Pass book tickets are valid for all regular and specially priced BSO concerts in the Koussevitzky Music Shed and Ozawa Hall. Tickets are not valid for Popular Artists, A Prairie Home Companion, James Taylor concerts, or Jazz Weekend. All ticket prices include a $1 Tanglewood grounds maintenance fee.

Year-round Berkshire County residents of Massachusetts may purchase a Berkshire Resident Season Lawn Pass for $75, with a valid MA license for proof of residency. The Tanglewood Grass Pass is a season lawn pass available forthe general public, priced at $200. Passes, which must be purchased in person, are available for purchase at the Main Gate Box Office beginning June 17. Passes are not valid for Popular Artists, or Jazz Festival performances.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

Tanglewood provides special programs for kids, such as the popular Kids' Corner, a musical and craft-related project supervised and supported by BSO staff on weekends, and the Watch and Playprogram, a series of lively discussions about instruments, concert themes, and/or musical concepts on Sundays. In addition, through its Tanglewood for Kids program, Tanglewood offers free lawn tickets, up to four per family, to all children and young adults age 17 and under. Tanglewood will present its annual Family Concert on August 20. Tickets for the Family Concert are free to youth age 18 and under and $10 for each adult. The annual Berkshire Night, a concert free to greater Berkshire area residents, takes place this year on August 19, featuring conductor Christoph von Dohnányi leading the BSO in Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony No. 1, Schumann's Piano Concerto with soloist Martin Helmchen, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, Eroica.

TANGLEWOOD PATRON AMENITIES AND PERKS

Tanglewood offers a free pre-concert panel discussion series called "This Week at Tanglewood" on Fridays at 7:15 p.m. in the Koussevitzky Shed, and free hour-long walking tours of Tanglewood's grounds and performance spaces daily (email bsav@bso.org or call 617-638-9391 for dates and times). Friday-evening Prelude Concerts, at 6:30 p.m. in Ozawa Hall, feature BSO musicians in small ensemble and chamber music settings. Saturday-evening Prelude Concerts, July 9-August 13, at 6:30 p.m. in Ozawa Hall, feature Tanglewood Music Center fellows in performance. Admission to Prelude Concerts is free to all BSO concert ticket holders.

"Talks and Walks," a series of informal conversations presented by guest artists and members of the BSO family in the Tent Club on Thursday afternoons, begins with a talk at 1 p.m. and a guided tour of the grounds at 1:45 p.m. To purchase tickets, available at $17 each or $102 for a full series, call 617-638-9391.

Tanglewood offers Lawn Chair Rentals, for a fee of $4, available at the Grille at the Main Gate for Shed concerts, and at the Bernstein Gate for Ozawa Hall performances. Pre-ordered meals are available in the Tanglewood Grille and the Tanglewood Café. Meals may be ordered online atwww.tanglewood.org or by calling (413) 637-5152. Tanglewood also offers large video screens for the pleasure of lawn patrons on Friday and Saturday nights, and, for the convenience of patrons, aBank of America ATM is locatedoutside the main gate.

Bus Service to the Lenox area is offered by Peter Pan and Greyhound Bus Lines. For fare and scheduling information, call 800-343-9999 or 800 231-2222. Special excursions are offered by the Berkshire Tour Company, 781-438-8620; Greylock Discovery Tours, 413-637-4442; Animactions Unlimited, 413-448-2115; and Gateway Travel Service, 781-729-6900. Limited bus service is offered by AAA Connecticut/Connecticut Motor Club, 203-928-6556 and K&L Tours, 617-267-1905. Information about lodging, dining, and other Berkshire-area activities is available by contacting the Berkshire Visitors Bureau at 413-743-4500.

BSO.ORG AND THE BSO MEDIA CENTER

The Boston Symphony Orchestra's extensive website, www.bso.org, is the largest and most-visited orchestral website in the country, receiving more than 7.3 million visitors annually and generating over $65 million in revenue since its launch in 1996. BSO Concert Preview Podcasts, focusing on each of the programs of the BSO's 2010-2011 season, are available through www.bso.org, Facebook, and iTunes, and the BSO Video Podcasts are available through www.bso.org, iTunes, Facebook, and YouTube.

The Boston Symphony's online Media Center consolidates the orchestra's numerous new media initiatives in one location, available by clicking on Media Center at bso.org. Modeled after the Symphony's iPhone app, released in July 2010, the Media Center is available free of charge and accessible from any computer via a web browser. The Media Center makes video content, interactive features, audio and written program notes, and digital music readily available over the internet. Through the free Media Center, symphony fans can view the BSO's Classical Companion (a Webby Honoree), listen in and watch the BSO and Boston Pops Emmy-award winning podcasts, and view select WebTV episodes, including a new program on the Tanglewood Music Center, which explores the rich history and educational activities of the Tanglewood Music Center (TMC). Designed for students, prospective TMC Fellows, and the general public, "Inside the TMC" features highlights from last summer's TMC 70th anniversary celebration, video clips of TMC master classes with BSO musicians and guest artists, and rare archival footage of the TMC throughout its history. This new Web TV program will also feature TMC rehearsal and performance footage of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg,led by James Levine.

The Media Center also offers excerpts from all the albums released on the BSO's own label, BSO Classics, and links to buy music directly through bso.org. Albums available include the BSO's and James Levine's most recent recordings ofMozart's symphonies 14, 18, 20, 39, and 41; the BSO's Grammy-winning recording of Ravel's complete Daphnis and Chloé, Brahms's A German Requiem; the Boston Pops' The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers featuring Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Ed Harris, and The Red Sox Album; as well as the Tanglewood Festival Chorus's 40th Anniversary CD.

RADIO BROADCASTS AND STREAMING

Concerts from the Shed are broadcast each Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon in Boston on WCRB 99.5 FM and WGBH's HD2 all classical channel, in Albany on WAMC 90.3 FM and its satellite network, and in Connecticut on WMNR 88.1 FM. In addition, Sunday-afternoon concerts are broadcast on WFCR 88.5 in Amherst. Streaming audio of the broadcasts can also be accessed via the stations' websites at www.wgbh.org/995 www.wamc.orgwww.wmnr.org; and www.wfcr.org.

SPONSORSHIP

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is proud to support Tanglewood and its education initiatives for Massachusetts students. Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation enters its ninth year as the official chauffeured transportation of the BSO. Steinway & Sons Pianos selected exclusively at Tanglewood. This Week at Tanglewood is sponsored by Harvard University Extension School.

TANGLEWOOD BACKGROUND

Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2012, Tanglewood, the renowned summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will celebrate both the wonderfully storied history of the festival and what this special place has come to mean to music lovers throughout New England, the country, and around the world. Internationally regarded as one of the world's greatest summer music festivals, Tanglewood is located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts-an area renowned for its role as a summertime mecca for lovers of music, art, dance, and theater. Over Tanglewood's 75-year history, the beautiful 500-acre campus has been the site of countless memorable performances, including those of such artists as James Levine, Seiji Ozawa, Keith Lockhart, John Williams, James Taylor, Renée Fleming, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, and Joshua Bell. Many of the great musicians of the 20th century including the late Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and Serge Koussevitzky, the former BSO music director who founded the BSO's famous summer home, have had long and lasting effects on Tanglewood. Their legacies, along with countless others, live on through their extraordinary accomplishments in the areas of teaching, composing, commissioning, and conducting. Today Tanglewood presents a wide variety of artists in orchestral, chamber music, recital, jazz, and popular artists concerts, from late June through Labor Day weekend. Tanglewood is also home to the Tanglewood Music Center, the BSO's prestigious school for the advancement of young musicians, many of whom go on to sing on the world's great opera stages, perform in the world's most highly regarded orchestras, and teach the future generations of fine musicians.

BROCHURES AND FURTHER INFORMATION

Tanglewood brochures with complete programs and information on how to order tickets are available by calling 617-638-9467. For further information, please call the Boston Symphony Orchestra at 617-266-1492 or visit www.tanglewood.org. For Berkshire tourist information and reservations, contact the Berkshire Visitors Bureau at 800-237-5747 or www.berkshires.org.

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TANGLEWOOD PRESS CONTACTS:

Bernadette Horgan, Director of Public Relations (bhorgan@bso.org) 617-638-9285
Kathleen Drohan, Associate Director of Public Relations (kdrohan@bso.org) 617-638-9286

TANGLEWOOD CONCERT LISTING, JULY 29-AUGUST 3 (FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC)

All programs and artists are subject to change
**Indicated artists making BSO and Tanglewood debuts

Friday, July 29, 6 p.m. Ozawa Hall
Prelude Concert

Boston Cello Quartet

DÉJARDIN, B. The Wolfgang Variations (world premiere)
HOSHII, T.The Waltz of the Black Ants (world premiere)
Additional pieces by J.S. BACH, DVO?ÁK, and others 

Friday, July 29,
7:15 p. m. Shed

This Week at Tanglewood
Panel discussion with moderator Martin Bookspan and violinist Sarah Chang and conductor Lionel Bringuier

Friday, July 29, 8:30 p.m. Shed
The Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Memorial Concert

Boston Symphony Orchestra 

Hans Graf, conductor

Leon Fleisher, piano

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 12 in A, K.414
MAHLER Symphony No. 5

Saturday, July 30, 9:30 a.m. Shed
Pre-Rehearsal Talk

Saturday, July 30, 10:30 a.m. Shed
Rehearsal, Sunday program

Saturday, July 30, 6:00 p.m. Ozawa Hall
Prelude Concert

Tanglewood Music Center Fellows

Music to include Arensky and Britten

Saturday, July 30, 8:30 p.m. Shed
Boston Symphony Orchestra 

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor

Peter Serkin, piano

ALL-BRAHMS PROGRAM
Piano Concerto No. 1
Symphony No. 4

Sunday, July 31, 2:30 p.m. Shed
Boston Symphony Orchestra

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

HAYDN Cello Concerto No. 1 in C
MAHLER Symphony No. 1

Tuesday, August 2, 8:30 p.m. Shed
Tanglewood on Parade

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Boston Pops Orchestra
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, John Williams, Christoph Eschenbach, and Stefan Asbury, conductors

Program to include
WAGNER Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Serenade to Music
TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet, Overture-fantasy
WILLIAMS Sound the Bells!
WILLIAMS Suite from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture

Fireworks to follow the concert

Wednesday, August 3 - Sunday, August 7

2011 Festival of Contemporary Music
Directed by Pulitzer-prize winning Charles Wuorinen, the six-program festival will feature two world premiere performances including Mr. Wuorinen's It Happens Like This, a dramatic, semi-staged 35-minute cantata for four singers and 12 instrumentalists set to six selections from James Tate's Return to the City of White Donkeys (2004), which will open the festival on August 3, and will be conducted by Charles Wuorinen.

Wednesday, August 3, 6:30 p.m. Ozawa Hall

Panel Discussion featuring Charles Wuorinen, James Tate, and Ken Schmoll

Wednesday, August 3, 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall

The New Fromm Players
Tanglewood Music Center Instrumental and Vocal Fellows
Charles Wuorinen, conductor (It Happens Like This)
Ken Schmoll, director

CHARLES WUORINEN Never Again the Same
CHARLES WUORINEN It Happens Like This (world premiere; TMC commission)

Thursday, August 4, 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall

The Fromm Concert at Tanglewood

The New Fromm Players

Tanglewood Music Center Fellows
Ensemble Signal, guest ensemble
Brad Lubman, conductor
Christopher Otto, violin
Fred Sherry, cello

FRED HO Fanfare to Stop the Creeping Meatball
(world premiere; TMC commission)
TOBIAS PICKER Sextet No. 2
JASON ECKARDT Rendition
BRIAN FERNEYHOUGH Terrain
BABBITT More Melismata
JOHN CHOWNING Voices
JOHN ZORN À Rebours (world premiere; TMC commission)

Friday, August 5, 2:30 p.m. Ozawa Hall

Tanglewood Music Center Fellows
Errollyn Wallen, piano
Stephen Drury, piano

FRED HO Fanfare to Stop the Creeping Meatball
EVE BEGLARIAN Robin Redbreast
LEE HYLA House of Flowers
RICHARD FESTINGER Peripeteia
ERROLLYN WALLEN The Girl in My Alphabet
WAYNE PETERSON Transformations

Saturday, August 6, 2:30 p.m.

Tanglewood Music Center Fellows
George Flynn, piano
Avi Avital, mandolin

FRED HO Fanfare to Stop the Creeping Meatball
GEORGE FLYNN Pieces of Night (Three American Nocturnes)
JO KONDO Beginning, Middle, and End
JONATHAN KEREN Multiscala

Sunday, August 7, 10 a.m. Ozawa Hall

Tanglewood Music Center Instrumental and Conducting Fellows
David Fulmer, violin
Louis Karchin, conductor

FRED HO Fanfare to Stop the Creeping Meatball
MILTON BABBITT No Longer Very Clear
DAVID FULMER Violin Concerto
JONATHAN DAWE Horn Trio
LOUIS KARCHIN Chamber Symphony

Sunday, August 7, 6 p.m. Ozawa Hall

Prelude Concert

Ursula Oppens, piano


JASON ECKARDT Cuts
MILTON BABBITT It Takes Twelve to Tango
BERNARD RANDS Tre Espressioni
JO KONDO High Window
TOBIAS PICKER Four Etudes for Ursula

(Admission is free, but restricted to that evening's 8:30 p.m. concert ticket holders.)

Sunday, August 7, 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall
The Margaret Lee Crofts Concert

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Tanglewood Music Center
Conductor Fellows

Stefan Asbury, conductor

ANDREW NORMAN Drip Blip Sparkle Spin Glint Glide Glow Float Flop Chop Pop Splatter Splash
JO KONDO In Summer
FELIPE LARA Onda
DAVID FELDER Inner Sky
CHRISTOPHER ROUSE Phaethon



bsoTanglewood Press Release, July 7, 2011