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Tanglewood on Parade


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One of the festival's most beloved traditions, the ever-popular Tanglewood on Parade takes place this year on Tuesday, August 1, offering audiences a full day of musical activities for the entire family, culminating in an 8 p.m. concert in the Shed featuring all of the festival's orchestras performing in a single concert. Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart and Pops Laureate John Williams, along with conductors Charles Dutoit, Bramwell Tovey, and BSO Assistant Conductor Moritz Gnann lead the BSO, Boston Pops, and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in a program of works including Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man; Copland's jazz-flavored Piano Concerto, featuring 2017 Koussevitzky Artist Garrick Ohlsson; the suite from Kodály's Háry János; Mendelssohn's Hebrides Oveture; Rodgers and Hart's "Blue Moon"and "Manhattan," featuring soprano Dawn Upshaw; and John Williams' Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra (from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), as well as music from the composer's scores to Minority Report and Star Wars. The traditional Tanglewood on Parade finale, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, closes the concert, followed by fireworks over the Stockbridge bowl.  

Featured Performers & Ensembles

Charles    Dutoit, conductor Charles Dutoit, conductor Moritz   Gnann, conductor Moritz Gnann, conductor
Keith   Lockhart, conductor Keith Lockhart, conductor Bramwell    Tovey, conductor Bramwell Tovey, conductor
John   Williams, conductor John Williams, conductor Garrick    Ohlsson, piano, 2017 Koussevitzky Artist Garrick Ohlsson, piano, 2017 Koussevitzky Artist
Dawn    Upshaw, soprano Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Boston Pops Orchestra
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Vocal Ensemble
Program Notes Audio
COPLAND - Fanfare for the Common Man (4 min)
COPLAND - Piano Concerto (18 min)
KODÁLY - Suite from Háry János (24 min)
MENDELSSOHN - Overture, The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) (10 min)
RODGERS and HART - Blue Moon (3 min) and Manhattan (3 min)
John WILLIAMS - Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra
    from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (4 min)
John WILLIAMS - A New Beginning from Minority Report (3 min)
John WILLIAMS - Throne Room & Finale from Star Wars (7 min)
TCHAIKOVSKY - 1812 Overture (16 min)