The BSO has previously recorded three movie soundtracks at Symphony Hall: Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan with composer and conductor John Williams in 1998, and Mystic River composed by Clint Eastwood, orchestrated by Pat Hollenbeck, and conducted by Lennie Neuhaus in 2003. The BOSTON soundtrack will be the first work by Mr. Beal performed by the Boston Symphony; the occasion will also mark Mr. Beal’s first time conducting the orchestra.
The Tanglwood Festival Chorus joined music director Andris Nelsons and soloists for the final BSO concert of the season. Enjoy watching our video excerpt of the final movement from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
With Ravel, Saint-Saens and Prokofiev on the program and the BSO back in the Berkshires, it was a perfect evening, despite the rain.
In July not only Tanglewood lights up, but the whole Berkshire region is ablaze with great music.
Seiji Ozawa, following advice from his doctor to postpone any plans to travel abroad at this time, has had to cancel his Tanglewood appearances this summer due to lack of physical strength. At the end of Maestro Ozawa’s month-long stay in Europe (where he performed with the Berlin Philharmonic in Berlin and the Seiji Ozawa…
Mahler’s 9th and the Shostakovich “Incidental Music to Hamlet” are two offerings drawing attention from European audiences as the Boston Symphony brings its distinctive sound and pedigree to Europe. Also revealed, Nelsons and DGG plan to record all 15 Shostakovich symphonies.
The legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan returns July 2 to the Berkshires, this time with Mavis Staples. He has performed twice at Tanglewood, first in 1991 and again during the 1997 season. Staples has appeared recently at the Solid Sound Festival at Mass MoCA.