Performance to Cherish
LAWRENCE BUDMEN submits a further report
from the Tanglewood Festival 2010
The Boston Symphony Orchestra provided plenty of high voltage excitement at Tanglewood in northwestern Massachusetts, USA as July turned to August but the festival's graduate orchestral and operatic programs were not to be denied while the high school level Boston University Tanglewood Institute instrumental ensemble also made an impressive showing.
The Bostonians welcomed a veteran maestro and a rising podium artist for the weekend's concerts. Charles Dutoit, nearing the completion of his interim directorship of the Philadelphia Orchestra, took directional honors on 30 July and 1 August 2010. Well known for his long tenure at the helm of the Montreal Symphony and on going directorship of the Royal Philharmonic, Dutoit remains a master of orchestral color. Like the late Eugene Ormandy, he always manages to obtain the best from his players, to make an orchestra really sound terrific...
Copyright © 7 August 2010
Miami Beach, USA
On 7 August 2010, Shi-Yeon Sung conducts the Boston Symphony in Wagner's Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin, Copland's Quiet City, Stravinsky's Firebird Suite and Sibelius' Violin Concerto (with Hilary Hahn) at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts, USA. At the 8 August matinée, Christoph von Dohnanyi leads Dvorák's Symphony No 8 and Beethoven's Violin Concerto (with Arabella Steinbacher). The evening of 8 August brings Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road ensemble. Pierre Laurent Aimard and members of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe play Bach and Elliot Carter on 10 August. See www.bso.org for information.