Young Brit steps in at Tanglewood for visa-hit Ollie

The young English conductor Jonathan Berman has been asked to deputise at Tanglewood’s Gunther Schuller tribute for Oliver Knussen, who failed to get visa approval after five months of applications.

Berman has been in Tanglewood for the past week on standby as understudy.

 

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JUL 23 2015 THURSDAY, 8:00 PM
Festival of Contemporary Music
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra 

JONATHAN BERMAN TO CONDUCT GUNTHER SCHULLER PREMIERE AT TANGLEWOOD  

SCHULLER Magical Trumpets (world premiere; TMC commission)
MADERNA Serenata No. 2 for 11 Instruments-
CARTER A Sunbeam’s Architecture *
PERLE Critical Moments 1
SCHULLER Concerto da Camera
WUORINEN Megalith (TMC commission)

Jonathan Berman, conductor (Schuller, Maderna, Wourinen)
Peter Serkin, piano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Thomas Rolfs, Benjamin Wright, Thomas Siders, Michael Martin, James Thompson, and Karen Bliznik, trumpets
The New Fromm Players

* Stefan Asbury, conductor (Carter)

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  • in the end Jonathan also stepped in for Stefan Asbury who had to attend to other more pressing engagements – the birth of a son ! Congratulations to all 4 … Stefan, mum, baby … and Jonathan !

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