2021 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.

The 2021 Festival of Contemporary Music is curated and led by renowned composer and BSO Artistic Partner Thomas Adès, the Merwin Geffen, M.D. and Norman Solomon, M.D., Festival of Contemporary Music Director.

All performances take place in the Koussevitzky Music Shed.

2021 Festival of Contemporary Music
July 25-26 

Thomas Adès, Director

SUNDAY, JULY 25
10am

Tanglewood Music Center Chamber Music Concert
Sean SHEPHERD Seagulls on High
Andrew HAIG Replacing (U.S. premiere)
Xinyang WANG Between the Resonating Abysses
Kaija SAARIAHO Graal Theatre

MONDAY, JULY 26
2:30pm

Tanglewood Music Center Chamber Music Concert
Program to include:
Per NØRGÅRD Hut Ab!
Jeffrey MUMFORD a garden of flourishing paths
Thomas ADÈS The Origin of the Harp
Judith WEIR Ardnamurchan Point
Andrew NORMAN Frank's House

MONDAY, JULY 26
8pm

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Thomas Adès, conductor
Anthony Marwood, violin
Per NØRGÅRD Dream Play
LIGETI Violin Concerto
Steve REICH Reich/Richter

 
The 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 Fromm Music Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Helen F. Whitaker Fund.