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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 Piano Concerto, featuring 2017 Koussevitzky Artist Garrick Ohlsson; the suite from Kodály's Háry János; the Mendelssohn's Hebrides Oveture; and music from John Williams' scores to Jurassic Park, Minority Report, and Jaws. The traditional Tanglewood on Parade finale, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, closes the concert, followed by fireworks over the Stockbridge bowl. 

Featured Performers

Charles    Dutoit, conductor Charles Dutoit, conductor Moritz   Gnann, conductor Moritz Gnann, conductor
Keith   Lockhart, conductor Keith Lockhart, 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
Program Notes Audio
COPLAND - Fanfare for the Common Man
COPLAND - Piano Concerto
KODÁLY - Suite from Háry János
MENDELSSOHN - Overture, The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave)
RODGERS and HART - Blue Moon and Manhattan
John WILLIAMS - Music from Jurassic Park, Minority Report, and Jaws
TCHAIKOVSKY - 1812 Overture