TANGLEWOOD 2020 ONLINE FESTIVAL: WEEK 6, AUGUST  3 – AUGUST 9
CONTENT AVAILABLE AT WWW.TANGLEWOOD.ORG
NEW CONTENT, RECORDED ESPECIALLY FOR ONLINE FESTIVAL:

 August 5 at 8 p.m.: Recitals from the World Stage featuring the Danish String Quartet from Copenhagen performing Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 10 in A-flat, Op. 118 and a folk song arrangement to be announced from the stage, hosted by Karen Allen

 August 7 at 8 p.m.: BSO Musicians in Recital featuring Bonnie BewickMickey KatzLawrence Wolfe performing traditional, folk, and contemporary selections arranged and composed by Bewick and Wolfe themselves, as well as a performance of #cellominute– a world premiere compilation of small works for solo cello featuring works by Nico Muhly and Marti Epstein, among others. Cynthia MeyersRobert SheenaMichael WayneRichard Ranti, and Jason Snider round out the program with a performance of Umoja by celebrated composer Valerie Coleman and works by Paquito D’Rivera, hosted by Lauren Ambrose

 August 8 at 8 p.m.: Great Performers in Recital from Tanglewood featuring pianist Daniil Trifonov performing Bach’s The Art of Fugue, hosted by Nicole Cabell
NEW TANGLEWOOD LEARNING INSTITUTE CONTENT:

 August 3 at 1 p.m.: TLI Open Forum: The Roaring Twenties presents Black & Tan Fantasies or Harlem Realities?: African American Popular Dance and Early Sound Film with Christi Jay Wells

 August 4 at 10:30 a.m.: TLI Open Forum: The Romantic Spirit presents Liszt’s Double Vision, or the Gothic Liszt with Susan Bernstein

 August 4 at 1 p.m.: TLI Celebrates Beethoven presents Resonances: The Afterlife of Opus 131 with Megan Ross


 August 5 at 10:30 a.m.: TLI Open Forum: The Romantic Spirit presents On Romantic Listening, or What We Learn in the Dark with Gabriela Cruz

 August 6 at 10:30 a.m.: TLI Open Forum: The Romantic Spirit presents Eugène Delacroix and Romantic Musicality with Judy Sund

 August 6 at 1 p.m.: TLI ShopTalks presents composers Gabriela Lena Frank and Augusta Read Thomas in candid, informal conversation

 August 7 at 1 p.m.: TLI Open Forum: The Romantic Spirit presents a panel discussion and live Q&A with scholars Susan Bernstein, Gabriela Cruz, and Judy Sund

FEATURED RETROSPECTIVE CONTENT:
 August 3 at 8 p.m.Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Encore Performances (August 2017 and July 2018) of Beethoven and Michael Gandolfi led by Andris Nelsons and Gemma New, with soloists Paul Lewis and TMC Vocal Fellows, hosted by Stefan Asbury with Michael Gandolfi and Dawn Upshaw

 August 4 at 1 p.m.TLI MasterPass featuring a TMC piano class with Emanuel Ax

 August 9 at 10 a.m.Tanglewood Music Center Chamber Concerts, an audio presentation of TMC Fellows performing chamber music of Thomas Adès, Conlon Nancarrow, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Niccolò Castiglioni, Harrison Birtwistle, and Francisco Coll, hosted by Norman Fischer with Michael Gandolfi

 August 9 at 2:30 p.m.BSO Encore Performances from Tanglewood of Andris Nelsons leading Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 (August 2018) with Susan Graham, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and Boston Symphony Children’s Choir, hosted by Jamie Bernstein
Daniil Trifonov, the Danish String Quartet, Michael Gandolfi, Gabriela Lena Fank
HOW TO ACCESS CONTENT:
IN ADDITION TO THE TANGLEWOOD 2020 ONLINE FESTIVAL FREE-OF-CHARGE OFFERINGS,
OTHER ONLINE PROGRAMS RANGING IN PRICE FROM $5 TO $12 FOR A SINGLE STREAM, TO $15 TO $90 FOR MULTIPLE STREAM PACKAGES, ARE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FOR
PURCHASE VIA WWW.TANGLEWOOD.ORG;
TANGLEWOOD GROUNDS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC—WITH PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND
CDC HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS IN PLACE—SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS FROM 10
A.M. TO 4 P.M. AND WEDNESDAYS 9 A.M. TO NOON, THROUGH AUGUST 23; VISITS TO THE
GROUNDS WILL REQUIRE ADVANCE REGISTRATION AT WWW.TANGLEWOOD.ORG
SCRIM PANELS MOUNTED TO KOUSSEVITZKY MUSIC SHED FEATURE NAMES OF 1,072
GRADUATING SENIORS THROUGHOUT THE REGION AND ARTWORK BY LOCAL ARTISTS;
PITTSFIELD-BASED MILL TOWN CAPITAL IS LEAD UNDERWRITER, BERKSHIRE UNITED WAY
AND GREYLOCK FEDERAL CREDIT UNION ARE SPONSORS, AND LEE BANK,
THE PITTSFIELD COOPERATIVE BANK, AND PRICE CHOPPER ARE SUPPORTERS
TANGLEWOOD 2020 ONLINE FESTIVALBSO AT HOME, BOSTON POPS AT HOME, AND
BSO HOMESCHOOL AUDIO AND VIDEO CONTENT SERIES WERE CREATED IN RESPONSE TO
CONCERT CANCELLATIONS OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS DUE TO CONCERNS OVER THE
SPREAD OF COVID-19; SINCE LAUNCHING BSO AT HOME ON MARCH 23, BSO REPORTS
WEBSITE TRAFFIC HAS DOUBLED AND MORE THAN 13 MILLION INTERACTIONS ON WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS
The Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival is a groundbreaking digital series of audio and video streams featuring newly created content being recorded at Tanglewood’s Linde Center in July alongside previously recorded material from Tanglewood being released for the first time. The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s first-ever Tanglewood digital festival—designed to capture the beauty and spirit of the Tanglewood grounds—will feature artists and programs of the originally announced 2020 Tanglewood season, among other content.
In addition to the Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival free-of-charge offerings, other online programs ranging in price from $5 to $12 for a single stream, to $15 to $90 for multiple stream packages, are available for purchase via www.tanglewood.org.

The Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival is being offered in response to continuing concerns over the spread of COVID-19 and official crowd restriction policies that have necessitated the cancellation of the festival’s live performance series.

NEW CONTENT AT WWW.TANGLEWOOD.ORG
RECITALS FROM THE WORLD STAGE SERIES: DANISH STRING QUARTET FROM COPENHAGEN
Wednesday, August 5, at 8 p.m. – Hosted by Karen Allen$8 for single video stream, $42 for series
The members of the Danish String Quartet (three Danes and a Norwegian) have been playing as an ensemble for over a decade and have become one of the most acclaimed chamber music ensembles in the world. Their repertoire spans the great core quartets of Haydn and Beethoven through modern works as well as arrangements of Scandinavian folk songs. Dmitri Shostakovich’s fifteen string quartets are one of the most important bodies of chamber music of the 20th century. Written in 1964 and dedicated to the composer Moisey Weinberg, the Tenth Quartet is characteristic of the composer’s inward-looking chamber music of his later years, by turns lyrically poignant and incisively direct.
GREAT PERFORMERS IN RECITAL FROM TANGLEWOOD SERIES: DANIIL TRIFONOV
Saturday, August 8, 8 p.m. – Hosted by Nicole Cabell
$12 for single video stream, $80 for series
The Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov is as well-known for his searching, thoughtful programs as he is for his remarkable virtuosity and sensitivity as a performer. Bach’s The Art of Fugue demands all of a performer’s resources. Written and compiled near the end of the composer’s life, The Art of Fugue is a collection of diverse pieces based on a single D minor theme. That theme is reversed, inverted, and otherwise reworked to create a brilliant kaleidoscope of contrapuntal mastery. Like The Goldberg VariationsThe Art of Fugue also embraces a wide range of musical moods and styles.
BSO MUSICIANS IN RECITAL FROM TANGLEWOOD SERIES
Friday, August 7, 8 p.m. – Hosted by Lauren Ambrose
$5 for single video stream, $28 for series
In addition to working together in their usual large-ensemble setting, the BSO’s individual musicians frequently perform as soloists or together in chamber music, a pursuit requiring a different, more intimate mode of musical collaboration. Along with classical music, BSO violinist Bonnie Bewick has delved deeply into fiddle music from around the world, including traditional American, Scotch and Irish reels, and music of other European traditions. This program of traditional and folk-style pieces includes some of her own arrangements and compositions. Also participating in this program are Mickey KatzLawrence WolfeCynthia MeyersRobert SheenaMichael WayneRichard Ranti, and Jason Snider.

The 2020 Virtual Tanglewood Family Fun Fest, offering family-friendly activities and performances from cultural institutions around the Berkshires, goes live on August 7 at noon. Participants include Arrowhead Museum, Berkshire Theatre Group, Berkshire Museum, Berkshire Music School, Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers, Dysfunk Crew, Gateways Inn, Hancock Shaker Village, Jacob’s Pillow, Mass Audubon, Mass MOCA, Norman Rockwell Museum, Shakespeare and Company, and Tanglewood Music Center Fellows.

A family enjoys spending time on the lawn at Tanglewood  during a grounds visit on June 5
(Photo credit by Hilary Scott) Click here for high-res version
RETROSPECTIVE CONTENT AT WWW.TANGLEWOOD.ORG
TANGLEWOOD MUSIC CENTER ORCHESTRA ENCORE PERFORMANCES
Monday, August 3, 8 p.m. – Hosted by Stefan Asbury with Michael Gandolfi and Dawn Upshaw
 FREE audio stream
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Encore Performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 led by Andris Nelsons with Paul Lewis as soloist (August 2017) and the world premiere (July 2018) of Michael Gandolfi’s In America, led by TMC Conducting Fellow Gemma New, with TMC Vocal Fellows Elena Villalón, Katherine Beck, Olivia Cosio, Chance Jonas-O’Toole, Edward Vogel, and William Socolof as soloists, hosted by Stefan Asbury with Michael Gandolfi and Dawn Upshaw. Head of the TMC Composition Program Michael Gandolfi was himself a TMC Fellow in 1986, an experience he regards crucial in his development. Under the leadership of soprano Dawn Upshaw, the TMC Vocal Arts Program offers singers diverse projects in the song, chamber, and contemporary repertoire.
TLI MASTERPASS – TMC Piano Class led by Emanuel Ax
Wednesday, August 5, 1 p.m. – $5 for video stream, $32 for series
Born in modern day Lvov, Poland, Emanuel Ax moved to Winnipeg, Canada, as a young boy. He studied at the Juilliard School, subsequently won the Young Concert Artists Award, and majored in French at Columbia University. A committed exponent of contemporary composers, and a frequent and committed partner for chamber music, he has worked regularly with such artists as Young Uck Kim, Cho-Liang Lin, Mr. Ma, Edgar Meyer, Peter Serkin, Jaime Laredo, and the late Isaac Stern. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and holds honorary doctorates of music from Skidmore College, Yale University, and Columbia University. TMC Associate Director Michael Nock is host of this retrospective event. Video available August 5, 2020, at 1 p.m. through August 12, 2020.
BSO ENCORE PERFORMANCES FROM TANGLEWOOD SERIES
Sunday, August 9, 2:30 p.m. – Hosted by Jamie Bernstein
 FREE video stream
BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons has an affinity for the grandest, most ambitious symphonic repertoire. Here he leads a stunning performance (August 2018) of Mahler’s biggest and most varied work, the Third Symphony, the second piece in the symphonic trilogy using text from the folk-poetry collection Des Knaben Wunderhorn (“The Boy’s Magic Horn”). The wonderful Susan Graham is the mezzo-soprano soloist in the fourth and fifth movements; she is joined by women’s chorus and children’s chorus in the fifth-movement Wunderhorn setting “Es sungen drei Engel” (“Three angels were singing”). The symphony explores the relationship among nature, humankind, and the spirit through movements with such titles as “What the Wild Flowers Tell Me,” “What the Angels Tell Me,” and, in the extended, gorgeous finale, “What Love Tells Me.”
TANGLEWOOD MUSIC CENTER CHAMBER CONCERTS: Festival of Contemporary Music Highlights
Sunday, August 9, 10 a.m. – Hosted by Norman Fischer with special guest Michael Gandolfi FREE audio stream
Tanglewood’s longtime commitment to new music reaches its peak each summer with the Festival of Contemporary Music, a focal point not only for presenting this music for audiences, but also for immersing TMC Fellows in the diverse music of the present and recent past. In 2018 and 2019, BSO Artistic Partner and musical polymath Thomas Adès served as Director of the FCM, and all three of Mr. Adès’s musical guises are featured on this broadcast: as composer in “Court Studies” from his opera The Tempest, as conductor in Francisco Coll’s Four Iberian Miniatures, and as pianist in his own arrangement of Nancarrow’s Studies 6 and 7. Coll’s piece and Ruth Crawford Seeger’s String Quartet feature the New Fromm Players, the TMC’s new music ensemble in residence, supported by a grant from The Fromm Foundation.

Board Members and Friends to Match Contributions Made to the BSO, May 15-August 31, in Support of Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival
Several generous BSO Board members and friends have joined together in these unprecedented times to match contributions made to the Boston Symphony Orchestra from May 15 through August 31, 2020. The matched funds apply to new annual contributions and ticket donations, both of which are tax-deductible. The matched funds enable the BSO—the non-profit organization that owns and operates Tanglewood—to share the joy of music online through the Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival and other virtual programming, and to ensure that the BSO and Tanglewood are ready and able to welcome concertgoers in person when the time is right. Donors of $100 or more will receive complimentary access to all programs in the Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival. Those who want to make a gift and have it matched can visit tanglewood.org/givetoday. Gifts of all sizes are vital and appreciated. For more information, please email [email protected] or call 888-266-1200.
Brief Background on Tanglewood and the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Tanglewood, located in the Berkshire Hills of Lenox and Stockbridge, MA, has been the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1937 when the festival was founded by Serge Koussevitzky (BSO Music Director 1924- 1949). In addition to performances by the BSO and the annual Popular Artists series, Tanglewood also presents concerts by the Boston Pops, a chamber music and recital series in Ozawa Hall, and performances by the Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center, the BSO’s acclaimed summer music academy, established in 1940 by Koussevitzky. The Tanglewood Learning Institute—introduced in summer 2019 and offering a wide spectrum of performances and multidisciplinary activities designed to engage curious minds seeking to become more involved with music and the arts—is Tanglewood’s first new programmatic offering since the introduction of its Popular Artists series in the 1960s. TLI activities take place in the Linde Center for Music and Learning, a four-building complex that opened to critical and popular acclaim in summer 2019.Tanglewood typically draws an attendance of approximately 340,000 people and brings more than $100 million in economic activity annually to the Berkshires region. Except for several years during World War II, when the performance schedule was curtailed or, in 1945, canceled in its entirety, Tanglewood has been a fixture in the Berkshires and has strengthened its position as this country’s premier summer music festival. This year, the unprecedented health crisis resulting from the spread of COVID-19 has necessitated the cancellation of live performances with audiences at Tanglewood for summer 2020. In response to this understandable disappointment, the BSO has put all its creative energy into offering thoughtful and innovative online performance streams, Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival, designed
to connect performers—both BSO musicians and guest artists—with audiences. In addition, the BSO is pleased to open the magnificent Tanglewood grounds to the public on a limited, scheduled basis. Further information about Tanglewood can be found at www.tanglewood.org; further details about the Tanglewood Learning Institute can be found at www.tli.org.
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