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Andris Nelsons conducts Rachmaninoff and Helen Grime featuring Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet

Exterior of the Koussevitzky Music Shed with Tanglewood lawn


Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox, MA

Virtuoso Swedish trumpeter and frequent BSO collaborator Håkan Hardenberger is the beneficiary of a new BSO-commissioned concerto from the British composer Helen Grime, a former Tanglewood Music Center Fellow with a dynamic, sparkling compositional style. Sergei Rachmaninoff’s gorgeous, short Vocalise for orchestra opens the program, which closes with the composer’s substantial Symphony No. 3, a late work characterized by scintillating orchestration and Rachmaninoff’s noted gift for long-spun melody and compelling musical narrative.

Hakan Hardenberger standing with his trumpet in his hand

Performance Details

Jul 10, 2022, 2:30pm EDT