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Tanglewood 2021, On the Air and Online

Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood
Fred Collins
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Boston Symphony Orchestra
Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood

With the return of concerts with an in-person audience at the summer home of the Boston Symphony, CRB returns to the Berkshires as well, with six weeks of broadcasts from the Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Any Boston Symphony opening night at Tanglewood is cause for celebration, but celebration only begins to tell the story of July 10, 2021, when the orchestra's summer season in the Berkshires begins. The last time the BSO performed for an in-person audience was March 7, 2020. Like so much of our world, it didn't seem like a significant date. But as events unfolded and the pandemic altered every aspect of life, it took on retrospective weight.

Now, with the beginning of the Tanglewood season, a symbolic bookend can be placed on this era for the orchestra and its audience. Even as the pandemic continues to be a factor, public health protocols will allow the purest form of music-making to take place once again, as performers on stage offer their art and craft, and those in the audience can show their appreciation in real time.

CRB is privileged to once again bring the BSO to the radio and online streaming, with six weeks of broadcasts on Saturdays and Sundays, joining with broadcast partners WAMC Northeast Public Radio in Albany, NY, WMNR Fine Arts Radio in Monroe, CT, and New England Public Media in Springfield, MA.

CRB broadcasts begin at 8pm on Saturdays and 7pm on Sundays. Please visit our broadcast partners for specific schedule information on their stations.

Here is the schedule of programs:

SATURDAY, JULY 10
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor
Symphony No. 5

SUNDAY, JULY 11
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Baiba Skride, violin

Carlos SIMON Fate Now Conquers
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 6

SATURDAY, JULY 17
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano

PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1, Classical
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1

SUNDAY, JULY 18
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Lucas and Arthur Jussen, pianos

MENDELSSOHN-HENSEL Overture in C
MOZART Concerto in E-flat for two pianos, K.365
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 5, Reformation

SATURDAY, JULY 24
Andris Nelsons and John Williams, conductors
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Robert Sheena, English horn
Thomas Rolfs, trumpet

Jessie MONTGOMERY Starburst
John WILLIAMS Violin Concerto No. 2 (world premiere)
COPLAND Quiet City
STRAVINSKY Suite from The Firebird (1919 version)

SUNDAY, JULY 25
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Iman HABIBI Jeder Baum spricht
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4

SATURDAY, JULY 31
Thomas Adès, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

HAYDN Symphony No. 64, Tempora mutantur
STRAVINSKY Concerto for Piano and Winds
Thomas ADÈS O Albion
HAYDN Symphony No. 45, Farewell

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, violin

SCHUMANN The Bride of Messina Overture
SAINT-SAËNS Violin Concerto No. 3
STENHAMMAR Serenade

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin

ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Violin Concerto
Symphony No. 7

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8
Karina Canellakis, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Missy MAZZOLI Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)
TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme, for cello and orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14
Anna Rakitina, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Elena LANGER Suite from Figaro Gets a Divorce
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G
ELGAR Enigma Variations

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Leonidas Kavakos, violin

ALL-BRAHMS PROGRAM
Violin Concerto
Symphony No. 4