Renée Fleming Sings a World Premiere at Tanglewood

Saturday, July 20, 2019
8:00 PM

Soprano Fleming and baritone Rod Gilfry are the soloists in The Brightness of Light, a new work by Kevin Puts based on letters between Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, with Andris Nelsons and the BSO.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Renée Fleming, soprano
Rod Gilfry, baritone

ELGAR Enigma Variations
Kevin PUTS The Brightness of Light
    (world premiere; BSO co-commission)

Composer Kevin Puts previews The Brightness of Light with WCRB's Brian McCreath, describing the origins of the piece and its theme, writing for Renée Fleming, and what goes on in his mind during world premieres: