Boston Symphony’s Tanglewood season honors Wagner, Verdi bicentennials

Posted on: November 27, 2012

In Tuesday’s (11/27) Boston Globe, Jeremy Eichler writes, “Anniversaries and birthdays will drive some of the more ambitious programs next summer at Tanglewood. The 200th anniversary of the births of Wagner and Verdi will be honored, respectively, with a concert performance of Act III of Wagner’s ‘Die Walküre’ and a performance of Verdi’s Requiem. Britten’s ‘Curlew River’ will be performed to mark his centenary, and John Harbison’s 75th birthday will be celebrated with a performance by Emmanuel Music of his opera ‘The Great Gatsby.’ These and other details of the 76th Tanglewood season were announced today by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Verdi’s Requiem will be led by Andris Nelsons, a conductor thought to be in contention for the BSO’s music director post. Two other musicians also discussed in connection with the BSO’s conductor search will be appearing at Tanglewood: Stéphane Denève returns with a program of Strauss and Poulenc, and Vladimir Jurowski makes his Tanglewood debut leading Wagner, Liszt, and Beethoven. … The BSO’s summer season opens on July 5 with Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos leading an all-Tchaikovsky program, with Joshua Bell as soloist, followed the next night by a performance of Mahler’s Third Symphony.”

Posted November 27, 2012