Thomas Adès, JoAnn Falletta, and the TMC Conducting Fellows conduct Debussy, Stravinsky, Wilson, and Hindemith
Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA
The Daniel Freed and Shirlee Cohen Freed Memorial Concert
Longtime Buffalo Philharmonic music director JoAnn Falletta (in her Tanglewood debut), BSO Artistic Partner Thomas Adès, and Tanglewood Music Center (TMC) Fellows lead the TMC Orchestra in a range of modernist orchestral showpieces. Claude Debussy composed his two-movement tone poem Printemps originally in his early 20s; after the orchestral version was lost, he worked with his collaborator Henri Büsser 25 years later to restore and enhance its radical instrumental colors. Igor Stravinsky’s ballet score Agon is a thrilling yet austere late work for small orchestra that sounds both ancient and unequivocally modern, akin to his much earlier Symphonies of Wind Instruments. Dating from 1981, the late St. Louis-born composer Olly Wilson’s Lumina is a scintillating single-movement orchestral landscape. Paul Hindemith’s kaleidoscopic Symphonic Metamorphosis, virtually a catalog of orchestral and compositional possibility, was the composer’s purist foray into neoclassicism.
Ozawa Hall doors open at 6:30pm
Jul 31, 2022, 8:00pm EDT
Program Notes & Works
Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
Paul Hindemith paid homage to his great predecessor by turning some of Weber’s four-hand piano pieces into the brilliantly elaborated, playful Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber.