2019 Tanglewood Season Highlights
In the 2019 Tanglewood Festival season, Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in nine concerts throughout July, featuring internationally renowned artists including Emanuel Ax on Opening Night (July 5), Anne-Sophie Mutter in a 90th-birthday tribute to Sir André Previn (July 6), the Tanglewood debut of Polish-Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki (July 12), and the BSO-commissioned world premiere, with soprano Renée Fleming, Tanglewood’s 2019 Koussevitzky Artist, and baritone Rod Gilfry, of Kevin Puts’ The Brightness of Light, inspired by letters of the iconic American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (July 20).
Nelsons’ BSO concerts also feature solo appearances by trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger (July 14), violinist Gautier Capuçon (July 19), pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet (July 21), and pianist Paul Lewis (July 26), as well as soprano Kristine Opolais, mezzo-soprano Oksana Volkova, tenor Jonathan Tetelman, bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in Verdi’s Requiem (July 13). In addition, Nelsons leads the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in a program of Tchaikovsky, Glanert and Shostakovich featuring trumpeter Thomas Rolfs (July 8), as well as Wagner’s complete Die Walküre with soprano Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde, soprano Amber Wagner as Sieglinde, tenor Simon O’Neill as Siegmund, baritone James Rutherford as Wotan, and bass Ain Anger as Hunding (July 27 & 28), and joins Keith Lockhart, John Williams, Thomas Wilkins, and James Burton on the Shed podium for the annual Tanglewood on Parade gala concert (July 23). For the Tanglewood Learning Institute’s OpenStudio, Nelsons leads a conducting masterclass on July 16 with the exceptionally talented Tanglewood Music Center Fellows. To learn more about the Tanglewood season, click here.