Tanglewood reopens with new John Williams concertomain
The festival has just rolled out its summer plans.
Among the highlights are the world premiere of a second violin concerto by John Williams, who is 89, with soloist Anne-Sophie Mutter; a rare overture by Fanny Mendelssohn and a great deal of Beethoven.
These are the weekend concerts:
Saturday, July 10, 8 p.m.: Andris Nelsons opens the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 2021 Tanglewood season with an all-Beethoven program, with special guest Emanuel Ax performing Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor, on a program with the overture to The Creatures of Prometheus and Symphony No. 5
Sunday, July 11, 2:30 p.m.: The Boston Symphony Orchestra performs Carlos Simon’s Fate Now Conquers, followed by Sibelius’ Violin Concerto with soloist Baiba Skride and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 6
Saturday, July 17, 8 p.m.: Daniil Trifonov joins the orchestra for Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1; the program opens with Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1, Classical
Sunday, July 18, 2:30 p.m.: Lucas and Arthur Jussen are the soloists for Mozart’s Concerto in E-flat for Two Pianos, K.365 on a program with the Mendelssohn-Hensel Overture in C and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, Reformation
Saturday, July 24, 8 p.m.: John Williams’ Violin Concerto No 2, with soloist Anne-Sophie Mutter, receives its world premiere, under the direction of Mr. Williams; the program opens with Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst and includes performances of Copland’s Quiet City, with BSO English horn Robert Sheena and principal trumpet Thomas Rolfs in the solo roles, and Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird (1919 version)
Sunday, July 25, 2:30 p.m.: Iman Habibi’s Jeder Baum spricht opens this program that features Yefim Bronfman in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, followed by a performance of Schumann’s Symphony No. 4