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UnderScore Friday Evening: Charles Dutoit conducts Mozart and Rossini featuring Menahem Pressler, piano

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Menahem Pressler-longtime pianist of the legendary Beaux Arts Trio-joins maestro Charles Dutoit and the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Friday, August 19, at 8 p.m., for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K.488, notable for its intimate, chamber-musical character and heightened lyricism. Mr. Dutoit-Tanglewood's 2016 season Koussevitzky Artist-opens the program with Mozart's overture to The Marriage of Figaro. The second half of the program is Rossini's Stabat Mater, the most significant of the composer's late works. This performance of the 1841 choral masterpiece features soprano Simona Saturova (Tanglewood debut), mezzo-soprano Marianna Pizzolato (Tanglewood debut), tenor Pavol Breslik, bass Riccardo Zanellato (Tanglewood debut), and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

Featured Performers & Ensembles

Charles    Dutoit, conductor, 2016 Koussevitzky Artist Charles Dutoit, conductor, 2016 Koussevitzky Artist Menahem   Pressler, piano Menahem Pressler, piano
Simona   Saturova, soprano Simona Saturova, soprano Marianna   Pizzolato, mezzo-soprano Marianna Pizzolato, mezzo-soprano
Pavol   Breslik, tenor Pavol Breslik, tenor Riccardo   Zanellato, bass Riccardo Zanellato, bass
Vocal Soloists
Program Notes Audio
MOZART - Overture to The Marriage of Figaro (4 min)
MOZART - Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K.488 (27 min)
ROSSINI - Stabat Mater (65 min)