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Beethoven and Grieg

Boston Symphony Orchestra

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Bill Barclay and his creative team return to join BSO Associate Conductor Ken-David Masur for an imaginative treatment of Grieg's music for Ibsen's fantastical folk-play Peer Gynt. Rough and rustic, negligent and occasionally criminal, Peer Gynt undergoes many adventures-among them kidnapping his erstwhile fiancée, encountering the Mountain King and begetting a son by the king's daughter, traveling in North Africa, and sidestepping the Devil. Opening the program is Beethoven's incidental music for Goethe's tragedy Egmont, featuring soprano and narrator along with the orchestra, and best-known for its overture, which is frequently heard on its own. The play tells of the Flemish Count Egmont's refusal to relinquish his ideal of freedom in his struggle against the tyrannical Duke of Alba.

Featured Performers & Ensembles

Ken-David   Masur, conductor Ken-David Masur, conductor Camilla   Tilling, soprano Camilla Tilling, soprano
Bill   Barclay, writer/stage director Bill Barclay, writer/stage director Caleb   Mayo, actor Caleb Mayo, actor
Caroline   Kinsolving, actor Caroline Kinsolving, actor Bobbie   Steinbach, actor Bobbie Steinbach, actor
Daniel   Berger-Jones, actor Daniel Berger-Jones, actor Georgia    Lyman, actor Georgia Lyman, actor
Risher    Reddick, actor Risher Reddick, actor Will   Lyman, actor Will Lyman, actor
Kathleen   Parks, fiddler Kathleen Parks, fiddler Cristina   Todesco, set designer Cristina Todesco, set designer
Kathleen    Doyle, costume & puppet designer Kathleen Doyle, costume & puppet designer Karen   Perlow, lighting designer Karen Perlow, lighting designer
David   Reiffel, sound designer David Reiffel, sound designer Nicole   Pierce, choreographer Nicole Pierce, choreographer
Giselle   Ty, associate director Giselle Ty, associate director Leslie   Sears, stage manager Leslie Sears, stage manager
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Tanglewood Festival Chorus , (TFC)
James Burton, conductor
Program Notes Audio
BEETHOVEN - Incidental music to Egmont (40)
GRIEG - Incidental music to Peer Gynt
    stage adaptation by Bill Barclay (65)
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