Tanglewood Festival plans full 2022 return with Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Festival Chorus

Posted on: January 21, 2022

“Release the doves, and make way for a lot of good news, because Tanglewood is returning to a full season of performances … with audiences,” writes David Noel Edwards in Thursday’s (1/20) Berkshire Edge (MA). “The James Burton-led Tanglewood Festival Chorus … returns … with the Boston Symphony Orchestra [for] Brahms’ ‘A German Requiem,’ Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances from ‘Prince Igor,’ and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas conducting…. Trumpet virtuoso Håkan Hardenberger [will] perform … Helen Grime’s Trumpet Concerto, a BSO co-commission…. Andris Nelsons leads the BSO and Tanglewood Festival Chorus in a concert performance of Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni.’ … Piano duo Lucas and Arthur Jussen [will perform] Fazil Say’s ‘Phoenix (Anka Kusu),’ for piano four-hands and orchestra, a BSO co-commission…. The BSO performs William Grant Still’s ‘In Memoriam: The Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy,’ on a program with Jessie Montgomery’s ‘Five Freedom Songs,’ featuring soloist Julia Bullock…. Keith Lockhart leads the Boston Pops Orchestra … in a tribute program, ‘Remembering Stephen Sondheim.’ Ken-David Masur and the BSO will celebrate John Williams’ 90th birthday on August 20 with the … composer in attendance…. The 2022 Festival of Contemporary Music (FCM) will [include] 28 works by living composers.”