At no other summer music program in
the world does a major symphony orchestra take up permanent
residence and assume such an active role in the instruction of
Fellows have regular contact with BSO members, who are deeply involved in auditions, creating summer assignments, and providing ongoing counsel, often holding informal get-togethers, ensuring a regular collaboration between the BSO and TMC Orchestra.
This relationship between BSO faculty and TMC Fellows is enhanced by the artistic immersion that comes with hearing the BSO perform and rehearse multiple programs each week. Front section seating is available to TMC Fellows for most BSO concerts, and BSO rehearsals are always open to TMC Fellows. All TMC Fellows may sign up to observe daily BSO rehearsals onstage within the sections.
The TMCO performs under internationally-renowned conductors before sold-out crowds in Seiji Ozawa Hall and the Koussevitzky Music Shed, including an annual gala performance of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture side-by-side with the BSO. (Check it out!) In 2018, TMC orchestral repertoire and conductors included:
Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra
Bernstein - Meditations
Haydn - Symphony No. 97
Strauss - Ein Heldenleben
J. Williams - new work for cello & orchestra
(Yo-Yo Ma, soloist)
THOMAS ADÈS, BSO Artistic Partner
Adès - In Seven Days (Kirill Gerstein, soloist)
Lutoslawski - Symphony No. 3
Bernstein - A Quiet Place
Copland - Symphony No. 3
Ravel - Daphis et Chloé Suite No. 2
Brahms - Symphony No. 4
The details of 2019 TMC
repertoire will be available by November 1, 2018.