Tanglewood Takes Flight

[Tanglewood]MASS AUDUBON WILL COMBINE BIRD WALKS WITH PERFORMANCES OF MESSIAEN'S CATALOGUE OF THE BIRDS, BOTH AT PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY AND TANGLEWOOD
Tanglewood Takes Flight: A Celebration of Birds and Music with Mass Audubon, Thursday, July 27-Sunday, July 30

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Tanglewood Takes Flight: A Celebration of Birds and Music with Mass Audubon, Tanglewood's multi-faceted, first-ever collaboration with Mass Audubon, stretches the idea of concert-going in a new direction for the Festival:  the series will feature six guided bird walks/talks, the earliest of which will take place at 5:30 a.m. at Pleasant Valley, and five concerts, with three performances to take place as early as 7 a.m., in close proximity to the scheduled early morning bird walks.  The bird walks will be partnered with music from Messiaen's Catalogue of the Birds, a monumental series of 13 piano pieces portraying the birds of Europe, to be performed by Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Piano Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center at both Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and Tanglewood (7/27-30).

As part of this special series, on July 27, Ozawa Hall will present Pierre-Laurent Aimard in a fascinating centuries-spanning program that will explore the many recreations of birdsong in music by a diverse range of composers from the Baroque to the present day, including music of Daquin, Schumann, Ravel, Bartók, and Julian Anderson. The centerpiece of the concert will be a selection of movements from Messiaen's Catalogue of the Birds, to be interspersed with electronic works by French composer Bernard Fort, incorporating the same bird calls. The program will be preceded by a "Birds at Dusk" session on the Tanglewood Grounds with Mass Audubon ornithologist Wayne Petersen.

 

 

[Tanglewood]SCHEDULE
All events at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary are free and open to the public. Seating in the barn is first-come, first served.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and Pleasant Valley Barn are located at 472 West Mountain Rd., Lenox, MA.

Thursday, July 27
5:30 a.m. Guided Bird Walk • FREE EVENT
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

7 a.m.
Recital by Pierre-Laurent Aimard • FREE EVENT

Pleasant Valley Barn
From MESSIAEN Catalogue of the Birds

8:30 a.m.
Guided Bird Walk • FREE EVENT

Pleasant Valley Sanctuary

1 p.m.      
"Music and the Language of Birds"      

Tanglewood Tent Club, "Talks & Walks"
Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Mass Audubon ornithologist Wayne Petersen

2 p.m.
Guided Bird Walk
(part of the 1 p.m. "Talks & Walks")
Tanglewood property and environs

6 p.m.
Illustrated Lecture: "Birds at Dusk"                                                            

Tanglewood property
Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Mass Audubon ornithologist Wayne Petersen
(A ticket to the 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall concert is required)

8 p.m.
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

Seiji Ozawa Hall
Birds in Music
In a fascinating centuries-spanning program, Pierre-Laurent Aimard explores the many recreations of birdsong in music by a diverse range of composers from the Baroque to the present day, including music by Daquin, Schumann, Ravel, Bartók, and Julian Anderson. The centerpiece will be a selection from Messiaen's monumental Catalogue of the Birds, to be interspersed with electronic works by French composer Bernard Fort incorporating the same bird calls.

Friday, July 28
7 a.m.
Recital by TMC Fellows • FREE EVENT
Pleasant Valley Barn
From MESSIAEN Catalogue of the Birds

8:30 a.m. Guided Bird Walk • FREE EVENT
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Saturday, July 29
7 a.m.
Recital by TMC Fellows • FREE EVENT

Pleasant Valley Barn
From MESSIAEN Catalogue of the Birds

8:30 a.m. Guided Bird Walk • FREE EVENT                                
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Sunday, July 30
10 a.m.
TMC Chamber Music Concert                 
Seiji Ozawa Hall
Including MESSIAEN Oiseaux exotiques

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