Edvard Grieg

Camilla Tilling
Maria Ostlin

Saturday, June 9, 2018
8:00 PM

Encore broadcast from Saturday, October 21, 2017
Ken-David Masur, conductor

Camilla Tilling, soprano
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
James Burton, conductor

BEETHOVEN Incidental music to Egmont
GRIEG Incidental music to Peer Gynt

Petr Kratochvil

The year was 1788. Thomas Jefferson, nearing the end of his post as the Ambassador to France, spent his days wandering the streets of Paris, attending concerts and the theater, and combing through bookshops in search of any volumes that would be pertinent to the fledgling United States of America.

In Vienna, Austria, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart churned out more than 40 compositions, including the three symphonies that would be his last - numbers 39, 40, and 41.

And across the ocean, as more and more states ratified the U.S. Constitution, General George Washington began the campaign that resulted in his unanimous election as the new nation's first president.

Jan Lisiecki
Holger Hage

Friday at 8pm, live from Tanglewood, pianist Jan Lisiecki is the soloist in Grieg’s dramatic Piano Concerto, and Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in Copland’s majestic Third Symphony.