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Opening Night at Tanglewood with Andris Nelsons, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Jack Canfield

Exterior of the Koussevitzky Music Shed with Tanglewood lawn

Tanglewood

Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox, MA

The BSO’s Opening Night concert begins with a benediction by Leonard Bernstein, a setting in Hebrew for baritone that was the composer’s last work with orchestra; baritone Jack Canfield makes his BSO debut. Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2, Age of Anxiety, comes from early in his career: he was piano soloist in the BSO’s world premiere performance of this jazz-inflected work inspired by a poem by W.H. Auden. In its orchestral finesse and raw power, Igor Stravinsky’s revolutionary 1913 ballet score The Rite of Spring still astonishes after more than 100 years.


Ticket includes admission to 6pm Prelude Concert.

Performance Details

Jul 8, 2022, 8:00pm EDT