BSO At Tanglewood

Sundays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Through The Summer

The BSO At Tanglewood offers music lovers a spectacular variety of guests and programs that spotlight Tanglewood's rich tradition of presenting summertime concerts at their best since 1937.

The BSO is at Tanglewood during the summer; during the rest of the year listen to the Boston Symphony Orchestra perform from their home at Boston's Symphony Hall.

From Tanglewood
Asher Fisch, conductor

Copland: Symphonic Ode  (Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9  (Boston Symphony Orchestra; Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, director; Julianna di Giacomo, soprano; Renee Tatum, mezzo-soprano; Paul Groves, tenor; John Relyea, bass-baritone)

Broadcast Sunday August 23 at 1 p.m.


Symphonie Fantastique

Aug 14, 2015

From Tanglewood
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin

Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Broadcast Sunday August 16 at 1 p.m.

Don Quixote

Aug 4, 2015

From Tanglewood:
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Steven Ansell, viola

Haydn: Symphony No. 90 in C
Brett Dean: Dramatis personae, for Trumpet and Orchestra
R. Strauss: Don Quixote, Op. 35

Broadcast Sunday August 9 at 1 p.m.

From Tanglewood:
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor

Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat, K. 543
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551 Jupiter

Broadcast Sunday August 2 at 1 p.m.

From Tanglewood:
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Sir Neville Marriner, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano

Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D, K. 385 Haffner
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C, K. 425 Linz

Broadcast Sunday July 26 at 1 p.m.

Tanglewood 2015!

Jul 17, 2015

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Ludovic Morlot, conductor

John Luther Adams: The Light that Fills the World
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, K. 216  (Pinchas Zukerman, violin)
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

Broadcast Sunday July 19 at 1 p.m.

Tanglewood Finale

Aug 22, 2014

Charles Dutoit, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano; Tanglewood Festival Chorus; Nicole Cabell and Meredith Hansen, sopranos; Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Noah Steward and Alex Richardson, tenors; John Relyea, bass-baritone

Beethoven: Choral Fantasy
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Broadcast Sunday August 24 at 2 p.m.

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor

Stravinsky: Scherzo fantastique
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30  (Nikolai Lugansky, piano)
Stravinsky: The Firebird (complete ballet)

Broadcast Sunday August 17 at 2 p.m.

Live from Tanglewood:
David Zinman, conductor

all Tchaikovsky:
Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Andante cantabile (from String Quartet, Op. 11) for cello and strings  (Yo-Yo Ma, cello)
Variations on a Rococo Theme  (Yo-Yo Ma, cello)
Symphony No. 6  Pathetique

Broadcast Sunday August 10 at 2 p.m.

Live from Tanglewood:
Juanjo Mena, conductor

Haydn: Symphony No. 6  Le Matin
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218  (Augustin Hadelich, violin)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36

Broadcast Sunday August 3 at 2 p.m.

Jacques Lacombe, conductor
Gabriela Montero, piano
Tanglewood Festival Chorus; Marjorie Owens, soprano; Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano; Issachah Savage, tenor; Stephen Powell, baritone; Morris Robinson, bass; Julien Robbins, bass

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Verdi: Nabucco Overture
Verdi: Va, pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco
Verdi: Act 2 Finale of Aida

Broadcast Sunday July 27 at 2 p.m.

Andris Nelson, conductor

Christopher Rouse: Rapture
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole  (Joshua Bell, violin)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Op. 67

Broadcast Sunday July 20 at 2 p.m.

Keith Lockhart, conductor

Vocalist Jason Alexander, Tony Award-winner and portrayer of George Costanza on Seinfeld, joins the Pops for selections from The Music Man, Pippin, Merrily We Roll Along and more.

Broadcast Sunday, July 13 at 2 p.m.

Pinchas Zukerman is featured as conductor, violinist and violist in a baroque program of music by Vivaldi, Telemann and Bach.

Listen Sunday afternoon July 21 at 2.

Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in C minor, RV 199

Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Cello in Bb, RV 547

Bach: Violin Concerto  #2 in E, BWV 1042

Telemann: Viola Concerto in G

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto  #2 in F, BWV 1047

Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos conducts Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite; Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1, with Lynn Harrell; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 8.

Listen Sunday afternoon July 14 at 2.

Hilary Scott/Boston Pops

VPR Classical is bringing you live to Tanglewood, Sunday afternoons at 2 through the summer beginning this Sunday.

Sunday July 7, at 2 p.m., Keith Lockhart conducts the Boston Pops Orchestra. Vince Gill is the special guest as the Pops pay tribute to the American West. The program will include the music of Aaron Copland, Bruce Broughton and John Williams.