The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced details of its free digital streams celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Tanglewood Festival, with one free 24-hour stream from tanglewood.org offered each day of the summer from June 20 to September 2. Each digital stream will begin at 8 a.m. ET and feature performances from throughout the festival’s history, with the first streams during the week of June 20 to 26. Programs range from a 1969 Verdi Otello with Erich Leinsdorf leading the BSO and singers Richard Cassilly, Maralin Niska, Sherrill Milnes; to composer John Harbison conducting the BSO in his own Symphony No. 1 (1984); to Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with Seiji Ozawa leading the BSO and soloist Rudolf Serkin (1975). At the conclusion of each free 24-hour stream, the music will be available for purchase as a download at http://www.tanglewood.org. For complete details about the digital streams, click here.
Posted June 19, 2012