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Thomas Adès conducts Adès and Stravinsky with Danielle de Niese, narrator, Edgaras Montvidas, tenor and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, James Burton, conductor

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

English composer Thomas Adès returns to lead two works from The Dante Project, a three-part ballet score from 2021 based on Dante Alighieri’s 14th-century Italian epic poem Commedia. The piece was written to mark the 700th anniversary of the poet’s death. Igor Stravinsky’s mythology-based Perséphone for narrator, tenor, chorus, and orchestra is a magically surreal neoclassical retelling of the goddess Persephone’s abduction by Hades, god of the underworld.

Sung in French with English supertitles

Friday afternoon’s appearance by Edgaras Montvidas is supported by a gift in loving memory of Alan J. Dworsky.

Thomas Adès, conductor
Edgaras Montvidas, tenor
Danielle de Niese, narrator
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
 James Burton, conductor
The Boys of the St. Paul’s Choir School
 James Kennerly, director

Thomas ADÈS Inferno Suite
Thomas ADÈS Paradiso

Black and white portrait of Thomas Adés

Performance Details

Mar 23, 2023, 7:30pm EDT

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