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The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood

August 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Boston Symphony Orchestra*
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
John Williams, conductor
Audra McDonald, host and vocalist
Midori, violin
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Kian Soltani, cello
Nadine Sierra, soprano
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano
Thomas Hampson, baritone
Jessica Vosk and Tony Yazbeck, vocalists
James Darrah, director
Tanglewood Festival Chorus,
    James Burton, conductor

Reflecting the season-long theme, The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood will spotlight Bernstein’s wide-ranging talents as a composer, his many gifts as a great interpreter and champion of other composers, and his role as an inspirer of a new generation of musicians and music lovers across the country and around the globe. The gala concert will feature a kaleidoscopic array of artists and ensembles from the worlds of classical music, film, and Broadway. The entire first half of the program is dedicated to selections from such brilliant Bernstein works as CandideWest Side StoryMass, and Serenade. Music from the classical canon very dear to Bernstein’s heart-selections from Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn and music by Copland-plus a new work by John Williams, makes up a good portion of the program’s second half; the finale of Mahler’s ResurrectionSymphony brings the program to a dramatic close.

*Joined by members of the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Pacific Music Festival, and Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.


August 25, 2018
8:00 pm


Koussevitzky Music Shed – Lenox, MA