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.

July 26-30
Ozawa Hall
Festival of Contemporary Music

The Director of the 2018 Festival of Contemporary Music Thomas Adès, the Boston Symphony Orchestra's 2018 Artistic Partner. The 2018 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.

Thursday, July 26
8pm, Ozawa Hall
FCM Chamber Music
Per NØRGÅRD Voyage Into the Golden Screen
Oliver Christophe LEITH Dream Horse (TMC Commission; world premiere)
Francisco COLL Four Iberian Miniatures
Veronika KRAUSAS Analemma
NANCARROW (arr. YVAR MIKHASHOFF) Studies Nos. 2, 3c, 5, 9

Friday, July 27
2:30pm, Ozawa Hall
The Fromm Concert at Tanglewood
FCM Chamber Music
Chen YI As In a Dream
Rebecca SAUNDERS Fletch
Poul RUDERS String Quartet No. 4
NANCARROW Studies nos. 6 and 7, performed on two pianos
HARVEY String Quartet No. 3

Saturday, July 28
6pm, Ozawa Hall
FCM Prelude Concert
Javier ÁLVAREZ Trompatufarria Al Pastor
KURTÁG Életút Lebenslauf
Judith WEIR Wake Your Wild Voice
Sean SHEPHERD Oboe Quartet
Andrew NORMAN Light Screens

Sunday, July 29
10am, Ozawa Hall
FCM Chamber Music
Gerald BARRY Sextet
Harrison BIRTWISTLE Cortege
CASTIGLIONI Cantus Planus
Per NØRGÅRD String Quartet No. 10
Oliver KNUSSEN Reflection
György KURTÁG Officium Breve

Monday, July 30
8pm, Ozawa Hall
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Thomas Adès, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano
TMC Conducting Fellows
Poul RUDERS Thus Saw St. John
Thomas ADÈS In Seven Days, for piano and orchestra
Gerald BARRY Diner
LUTOSŁAWSKI Symphony No. 3