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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, 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 Conductor Laureate John Williams, along with conductor Bramwell Tovey, lead the BSO, Boston Pops, and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in a program of works including Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, featuring 2018 Koussevitzky Artist Kirill Gerstein, and Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2. The traditional Tanglewood on Parade finale, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, closes the concert, followed by fireworks over the Stockbridge bowl.

Featured Performers & Ensembles

Bramwell    Tovey, conductor Bramwell Tovey, conductor Keith   Lockhart, conductor Keith Lockhart, conductor
Stefan   Asbury, conductor Stefan Asbury, conductor John   Williams, conductor John Williams, conductor
Kirill   Gerstein, piano, 2018 Koussevitzky Artist Kirill Gerstein, piano, 2018 Koussevitzky Artist
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Boston Pops Orchestra
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Program Notes Audio
TCHAIKOVSKY - Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy-overture
RAVEL - Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2 (18 min)
GERSHWIN - Overture to Nice Work if You Can Get It (arr. & orch. by Bill Elliott)
GERSHWIN - Rhapsody in Blue (15 min)
JOHN WILLIAMS - Three selections from Star Wars (Adventures of Han; Adagio from The Force Awakens; The Jedi Step & Finale)
TCHAIKOVSKY - 1812 Overture (16 min)
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