2018 Festival of Contemporary Music

THE TMC'S ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC, PERFORMED ALMOST ENTIRELY BY FELLOWS OF THE MUSIC CENTER, IS WORLD RENOWNED, COVERED BY THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PRESS AND ATTENDED BY BOTH MAJOR FIGURES IN THE NEW MUSIC COMMUNITY AND DEVOTED AUDIENCE MEMBERS.
It represents an opportunity for performance fellows to work closely with some of the leading composers of our time, often in world and U.S. premiere performances; and to create performances of an excellence and understanding that can inspire and enlighten.

2019 Festival of Contemporary Music
August 8-12 

Thomas Adès, Director

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8
8pm, Ozawa Hall
Opera

TMC Vocal Fellows
Richard AYRES The Cricket Recovers (American premiere)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9
2:30pm, Center for Music and Learning
Chamber Music

Erika FOX Hungarian Rhapsody (American premiere)
Andrew HAMILTON New work (world premiere; TMC commission)
Hilda PAREDES Altazor (American premiere)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10
6:15pm, Center for Music and Learning
Prelude Concert

Poul RUDERS String Quartet No. 3 (American premiere)
SEEGER String Quartet
Chaya CZERNOWIN Anea Crystal

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11
10am, Ozawa Hall
Chamber Music

Andrew HAMILTON music for people who like art (American premiere)
Nathan SHIELDS New work (American premiere; TMC commission)
Steve REICH Radio Rewrite
Thea MUSGRAVE Space Play

MONDAY, AUGUST 12
6pm, Ozawa Hall

Prelude Concert Piano works of Oliver Knussen

8pm, Ozawa Hall
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Thomas Adès, conductor
TMC Conducting Fellows
TMC Vocal Fellows
Gerald BARRY Canada (American premiere)
Poul RUDERS Symphony No. 5 (American premiere)
KNUSSEN Whitman Settings
György KURTÁG …concertante…, op. 42 (American premiere)


The 2019 Festival of Contemporary Music has been endowed in perpetuity by the generosity of Dr. Raymond H. and Mrs. Hannah H. Schneider, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Helen F. Whitaker Fund.