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Collage of Jeff Midkiff (holding mandolin in left hand and smiling) and Thomas Wilkins (sitting, holding baton, and smiling)
Midkiff: Courtesy of the artist; Wilkins: Courtesy of Omaha Symphony Orchestra
Tonight in an encore broadcast from the 2023 Tanglewood season, Thomas Wilkins leads the BSO at Tanglewood, with music by Duke Ellington, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Jeff Midkiff is the soloist in his own Mandolin Concerto "From the Blue Ridge."
A collage of the three artists. Relyea smolders at the camera against a black background. He has brown hair that's slicked back, gray stubble, and two different colored eyes. Bridges tosses her head back and smiles at the camera against a gold background. She wears a gold off-the-shoulders dress, burgundy lipstick, and long braids. Phan softly smiles at the camera against a black background. He has short, dark hair, stubble, and light brown eyes, and he wears a bright blue suit.
Andris Nelsons conducts Berlioz's musical depiction of Shakespeare's tale of star-crossed lovers, with mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges, tenor Nicholas Phan, bass-baritone John Relyea, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.
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