August 25: Stefan Asbury and TMC Conducting Fellows conduct Price, Bartók, and Rachmaninoff
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Stefan Asbury, conductor TMC Conducting Fellows
BARTÓK Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin PRICE Ethiopia’s Shadow in America RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2
Available on demand August 25-September 30
Stefan Asbury and Tanglewood Music Center (TMC) Conducting Fellows lead the TMC Orchestra in this eclectic program. Lost for decades and rediscovered in 2009, Florence Price’s folk-music-tinged 1932 suite Ethiopia’s Shadow in America portrays an enslaved man’s spiritual journey from the time of his arrival on this continent. Béla Bartók’s brilliantly lurid ballet score The Miraculous Mandarin is an astonishing feat of musical storytelling and imaginative orchestration. Sergei Rachmaninoff’s absorbing and emotionally wide-ranging Symphony No. 2 harks back to the late 19th century but at the same time is characterized by Rachmaninoff’s unique gifts for expansive melody and careful musical architecture.
Newly recorded video performances by the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and BSO musicians in chamber music, along with behind-the-scenes storytelling with conductors, composers, and musicians, plus much more.