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What's happening at Tanglewood

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May 18, 2008

Tanglewood 297 West St., Lenox. 617-266-1200, 888-266-1200. tanglewood.org 6/23-8/24, jazz festival 8/29-8/31. Season features Mozart and Beethoven weekends. Call for information on special programs and activities for children. Accompanied children under 13 free on lawn; children under 5 not permitted in Shed or Ozawa Hall.

Mark Morris Dance Group Ozawa Hall.

6/26-6/27: 8 p.m. Premiere of new work (Barber's "Excursions" for piano), "Bedtime" (Schubert songs), "New Love Song Waltzes," and "Love Song Waltzes" (Brahms). With Tanglewood Music Center Vocal Fellows and pianists. $44-$68, lawn $19.

"A Prairie Home Companion" Shed.

6/28: 5:45 p.m. Live broadcast with Garrison Keillor. $39-$70, lawn $19.

July 4 Shed.

7/3-7/4: 7 p.m. James Taylor. SOLD OUT. Fireworks follow concert.

Boston Symphony Orchestra Shed. Fri-Sat 8:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. Fri $16-$89, lawn $9, student lawn $4.50; Sat-Sun $18-$89, lawn $18; special events $28-$99, lawn $19. James Levine, music director.

7/5: Opening Night. Levine conducts Berlioz's "Les Troyens," Part 1, with Marcus Haddock, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Dwayne Croft, Clayton Brainerd, Kate Lindsey, Jane Bunnell, Ronald Naldi, David Kravitz, Gustav Andreassen, Tanglewood Festival Chorus. $28-$2,500, lawn $19.

7/6: Levine conducts Berlioz's "Les Troyens," Part 2, with Marcus Haddock, Anne Sofie von Otter, Kristinn Sigmundsson, Kate Lindsey, Christin-Marie Hill, Philippe Castagner, Clayton Brainerd, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Dwayne Croft, David Kravitz, Gustav Andreassen, Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

7/11: Bernard Haitink conducts Beethoven program. Triple Concerto with Jonathan Biss, piano, Julia Fischer, violin, Daniel Mueller-Schott, cello; Symphony No. 6.

7/12: Bernard Haitink conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 2 with Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano; Christianne Stotijn, mezzo; Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

7/13: Levine conducts Haydn's Symphony No. 104, Bach's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Mozart's Concert Rondo in D with Peter Serkin, Schubert's Symphony No. 4.

7/18: Levine conducts Harbison's Symphony No. 5 with Kate Lindsey, mezzo, Thomas Meglioranza, baritone; Mahler's Symphony No. 1.

7/19: Leonard Slatkin conducts Vaughan Williams's "Five Variations of 'Dives and Lazarus,' " Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with Midori, Copland's Symphony No. 3.

7/20: Shi-Yeon Sung conducts Schumann's "Manfred" Overture, Schumann's Piano Concerto with Garrick Ohlsson, Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4.

7/25: Levine conducts Brahms program. Symphony No. 3, Piano Concerto No. 1 with Yefim Bronfman.

8/1: Peter Oundjian conducts Ravel's "Alborada del gracioso"; Chausson's "Poeme" and Saint-Saens's Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso with Joshua Bell, violin; Mussorgsky-Ravel's "Pictures at an Exhibition."

8/2: Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert with Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Levine conducts concert performance of Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" with Renee Fleming, Ramon Vargas, Peter Mattei, Ekaterina Semenchuck, Wendy White, Vitalij Kowaljow, Alan Dunbar, Evan Boyer, Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

8/3: Carlos Miguel Prieto conducts Albeniz's Suite from "Iberia," Lalo's Cello Concerto with Yo-Yo Ma, Rachmaninoff's "Symphonic Dances."

8/8: Sir Andrew Davis conducts Mozart program. Horn Concerto No. 3 with James Sommerville, Piano Concerto No. 12 with Leon Fleisher, Masonic Funeral Music, Symphony No. 39.

8/9: Hans Graf conducts Mozart program. "Ch'io mi scordi di te" with Andrea Rost, soprano, Andre Previn, piano; Sinfonia concertante with Stefan Jackiw, violin, Lawrence Power, viola; Symphony No. 32, Symphony No. 33.

8/10: Andre Previn conducts Mozart program. Flute Concerto No. 1 with Elizabeth Rowe, Violin Concerto No. 2 with Gil Shaham, concert arias with Andrea Rost, Symphony No. 38.

8/15: Rafael Fruehbeck de Burgos conducts Saint-Saens's Violin Concerto No. 3 with Janine Jansen, Berlioz's "Symphonie fantastique."

8/16: Andre Previn conducts Glinka's Overture to "Ruslan and Ludmila," Khachaturian's Piano Concerto with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5.

8/17: Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts Ravel's "Rapsodie espagnole," Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 with Pinchas Zukerman, Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade."

8/22: Rafael Fruehbeck de Burgos conducts Beethoven program. "Mass in C" with Hei-Kyung Hong, Kristine Jepson, Richard Croft, Hanno Mueller-Brachmann, Tanglewood Festival Chorus; Symphony No. 5.

8/23: Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts Beethoven program. Symphony No. 2, Symphony No. 3.

8/24: von Dohnanyi conducts Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with Christiane Oelze, Lilli Paasikivi, Hanno Mueller-Brachmann, Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

BSO Concert Preludes Ozawa Hall. Fri-Sat 6 p.m. Free with that night's BSO ticket.

7/11: John Oliver conducts Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

7/18-8/22: Fri. Chamber concerts by BSO members.

7/5-8/16: Sat. Chamber concerts by Tanglewood Music Center.

"This Week at Tanglewood" Shed.

7/11-8/22: Fri 7 p.m. Martin Bookspan hosts panel discussion with guests who give commentary and answer questions about coming week's programs. Free with that night's BSO ticket.

BSO Open Rehearsals Shed.

7/5-8/23: Sat 10:30 a.m., prerehearsal talk 9:30 a.m. Rehearsal for Sun program except 7/5 and 8/23, rehearsal for Sat and Sun programs. $17.

Boston Pops Shed. 8:30 p.m. $28-$99, lawn $19.

7/8: Keith Lockhart conducts concert performance of Sondheim's "A Little Night Music" with Christine Ebersole, Ron Raines, Mary Louise Wilson, Tanglewood Music Center Fellows.

7/26: John Williams conducts film night. $30-$105, lawn $19.

8/17: Keith Lockhart conducts Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with Brian Stokes Mitchell, baritone.

Visiting Orchestras

7/27: 8:30 p.m. Shed. Orchestra of St. Luke's. Roberto Abbado conducts Tower's "In Memory," Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with Sarah Chang, Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. $18-$89, lawn 18.

7/30: 7 p.m. Ozawa Hall. Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Extended Mozart program with two intermissions. Symphony No. 36; opera arias with Christian Gerhaher, baritone; Clarinet Concerto with Lorenzo Coppola; March in D; Horn Concerto No. 1 with Teunis van der Zwart; Symphony No. 34. $37-$56, lawn $17.

Chamber Concerts and Recitals Ozawa Hall. 8 p.m. unless noted. $32-$50, lawn $16; special events $37-$56, lawn $17.

6/29: 2:30 p.m. Boston Symphony Chamber Players with Menahem Pressler, piano. Harbison's Wind Quintet, Mozart's Piano Quartet in E-flat, Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A.

7/10: Imogen Cooper, piano. Schubert program.

7/13-7/14: Barbara Cook, soprano. 80th birthday tour. 7/13: lawn tickets only.

7/16: Jonathan Biss, piano; Julia Fischer, violin; Daniel Mueller-Schott, cello. Handel-Halvorsen's Passacaglia, Ravel's Sonata for violin and cello, Beethoven's "Archduke" Trio.

Emerson String Quartet. Brahms's Quartets Nos. 1-3.

7/31: 7 p.m. Prelude concert by Shanghai String Quartet. Selections from "ChinaSong" arranged by Yi-Wen Jiang; Ravel's String Quartet.

7/31: 8 p.m. Chanticleer, Shanghai String Quartet. Chen Yi's "The Path of Beauty" for male chorus and string quartet; vocal works by Sametz, Stucky, Ligeti; folk, jazz, and gospel songs.

8/7: Tashi. Josquin's "Ave Maria" and Morley's "Christes Crosse" recomposed by Wuorinen; Takemitsu's "Quatrain II"; Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time."

8/13: Frederica von Stade, mezzo; Mathieu Dufour, flute; Peter Grunberg, piano. "Roses, Flutes, and Paris," works by Rorem, Faure, Schubert, Heggie, Martin, Piaf, Taffanel, Roussel, Martin.

8/14: Kronos Quartet. Works by Vrebalov, Ros, Zorn, Prutsman, Gordan, Ram Narayan, Webern, Reich.

8/20: Beaux Arts Trio. Dvorak's "Dumky" Trio, piano trios by Kurtag, Ravel.

8/21: Beaux Arts Trio. Schubert's Piano Trios Nos. 1 and 2. Final performance by Beaux Arts Trio.

Tanglewood Music Center Ozawa Hall. 8 p.m. unless noted. $11, orchestra concerts $32-$50, lawn $16.

6/23: 10 a.m., 1 & 4 p.m. String quartet marathon, three two-hour concerts.

6/29-8/17: Sun 10 a.m., selected evenings 8 p.m. Chamber and vocal music, call for schedule and additional times. See also BSO Concert Preludes above.

6/30: TMC Orchestra. Stefan Asbury conducts Messiaen's "Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum," James Levine conducts Dvorak's Symphony No. 8.

7/7: TMC Orchestra. Conducting Fellows conduct Mozart's Symphony No. 35, Debussy's "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun"; Bernard Haitink conducts Strauss's "An Alpine Symphony."

8/18: 6 p.m. Vocal prelude concert. Free with TMC Orchestra ticket.

8/18: TMC Orchestra. Rafael Fruebeck du Burgos conducts Strauss's "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks"; Strauss's "Burleske" with Emanuel Ax, piano; Albeniz's "Suite espanola"; Falla's "The Three-Cornered Hat," Suites 1 and 2.

TMC Opera Theatre.

8/9: 2 p.m., 8/10-8/11: 7:30 p.m. Weill's "The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny" with TMC Vocal Fellows and Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus. Doug Fitch, director; James Levine, conductor (8/9-8/10), TMC Conducting Fellow, conductor (8/11). $55-$95.

8/17: 6 p.m. Opera scenes with TMC Fellows. Ira Siff, director. $11.

Festival of Contemporary Music Ozawa Hall. $11, BSO concert 7/24 $32-$50, lawn $16. James Levine, director; Oliver Knussen, adviser and guest conductor. Performances by TMC Fellows and guests. Festival celebrates 100th birthday of Elliott Carter with 10 programs of his music.

Tanglewood on Parade $28-$99, lawn $20.

8/5: 2:30 & 5 p.m. Ozawa Hall. Chamber and vocal concerts.

8/5: 8 p.m. Fanfares by TMC Fellows.

8/5: 8:30 p.m. Shed. BSO, Boston Pops, TMC Orchestra. James Levine, John Williams, Keith Lockhart, Sir Andrew Davis, and Andre Previn, conductors. Program includes Vaughan Williams's "Four Sea Interludes From 'Peter Grimes,' " Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture." Fireworks follow concert.

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