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Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

  • Banks is the soloist in Henri Tomasi’s sultry, atmospheric Saxophone Concerto, and Earl Lee conducts two works that explore the power of fate, César Franck’s Le Chasseur maudit, or "The Cursed Hunter," and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.
  • Performing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for the first time, Joana Mallwitz conducts Kodály’s "Dances of Galánta" and Schubert's Symphony No. 9, and Anna Vinnitskaya, also in her debut, is the soloist in Tchaikovsky’s beloved Piano Concerto No. 1.
  • Leonidas Kavakos is the soloist in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, and Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5 at Tanglewood.
  • Before I had ever heard of Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, or Mendelssohn, their music was the soundtrack to my childhood thanks to a doll called Barbie.
  • The Moon helps us keep track of time, of tides, of the ebb and flow of life. And inspires music.
  • The 2023 Tanglewood season kicks off! Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in Wynton Marsalis's "Herald, Holler, and Hallelujah," Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, and pianist Daniil Trifonov joins for Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3.
  • Some of the greatest composers were humble enough to write music in honor of other great composers.
  • Whether you're running the Boston Marathon, or going for a short jog through the neighborhood, count on classical music to mark your pace!
  • Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the warm brew in your cup is delightful. Composers thought so too!
  • The BSO Assistant Conductor conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in an encore broadcast featuring a modern work by American composer Ellen Reid and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 7, and pianist Alexandre Kantorow makes his BSO debut as the soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2.