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Tanglewood in the City - Free Event on Boston Common

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Boston Common - Boston, MA

Bring your lawn chair and picnic and head to the Common, Friday, July 13!

The Boston Symphony Orchestra presents "Tanglewood in the City," on a giant screen on Boston Common, featuring Moritz Gnann conducting a program of Wagner, Mozart and Schumann transmitted live from Tanglewood, the BSO's summer home in the Berkshire hills. This event will give music lovers in Boston a chance to experience Tanglewood without having to leave the city. The screen will be positioned near the corner of Beacon and Charles Streets.

Be sure to enter our Creative Picnic Contest! Get your creative juices flowing with a crazy/fun meal, an eye-catching setup, or a cool theme. The winner will be chosen by event host Janet Wu with special guest judges!

The live video transmission of the July 13 concert from Tanglewood is made possible by a generous gift from Virginia Simpson Aisner and James E. Aisner.

Acclaimed English pianist Paul Lewis, who has given several memorable performances with the BSO in recent seasons, joins the orchestra for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, K.595, the composer's final work in the genre. BSO Assistant Conductor Moritz Gnann, who conducts the performance, also leads the orchestra in Wagner's  Siegfried Idyll and Schumann's Symphony No. 3, Rhenish. The symphony's subtitle refers to the mighty Rhine, the river that has inspired so many great works throughout music history, and the piece contains some of Schumann's most colorful and exuberant music, as well as some of his most accomplished writing for full orchestra.

Featured Performers

Moritz   Gnann, conductor Moritz Gnann, conductor Paul   Lewis, piano Paul Lewis, piano
Program Notes Audio
WAGNER - Siegfried Idyll (18 min)
MOZART - Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, K.595 (32 min)
SCHUMANN - Symphony No. 3, Rhenish (33 min)