On Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8 p.m., the Boston Symphony Orchestra will present “Tanglewood in the City,” a live video presentation at Symphony Hall in Boston, featuring the orchestra’s performance of Orff’s Carmina burana, transmitted from a live performance at Tanglewood, the BSO’s summer home in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.
This closed-circuit relay of the BSO’s July 9 concert concert—designed to give music lovers in Boston a chance to experience Tanglewood without having to leave the city.The special program will open with conductor Jacques Lacombe leading the orchestra in Debussy’s symphonic poem, Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun, and Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 2. For the second half, Mr. Lacombe and the BSO are joined by soprano Nadine Sierra, tenor Jean-Francis Monvoisin, and baritone Stephen Powell, as well as the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, for Orff’s rousing Carmina burana. Symphony Hall doors will open at 6:30 p.m.; a prelude concert featuring alumni of the Tanglewood Music Center will take place at 7:30 p.m., followed by a pre-concert video about Tanglewood; the BSO concert video presentation will take place from 8 to 10 p.m.
In the spirit of the evening’s theme—“Tanglewood in the City”—patrons can pre-order picnics through www.bso.org; food may also be purchased at bar areas throughout Symphony Hall. Patrons are also encouraged to enjoy the concert in the classic style of the Tanglewood lawn experience; a limited area of the hall will be made available for patrons to enjoy the video presentation from the comfort of their own blankets. This special event is free and open to the public on a first come first served basis; tickets, which must be reserved in advance, are available by phone at SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200 or online at www.tanglewood.org.
One of the premier summer music festivals in the world and the famed summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1937, Tanglewood is located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills between Stockbridge and Lenox, Massachusetts. The 2016 Tanglewood season, June 17-September 3, features concerts by the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, visiting ensembles, and many of the greatest classical musicians of our time; recital and chamber music concerts in the intimate setting of Ozawa Hall; programs highlighting the young musicians of the Tanglewood Music Center, the BSO’s prestigious summer music academy; and performances by some of today’s leading popular artists. For complete details about the 2016 Tanglewood season, check out the 2016 season overview and the detailed daily schedule.