FCM Wraps


Over five days, fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center performed selections spanning from last week to the second half of the 20th century with skill and heart―ask anyone.    [continued]

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Reveling in the Great Outdoors


WithThe Housatonic at Stockbridge” set just five miles away, Charles Ives’s Three Places in New England fit the plein air bill with guest conductor Thomas Adès presiding. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with American/Israeli soloist Inon Barnatan, and the master’s Pastoral Symphony also both meditated on the concept of time.    [continued]


Buzz, Tweet, Meow, Hiss on the 88s


Taiwan-born pianist Hsiang John Tu inaugurated this summer’s Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts music series with a romp through a menagerie of small pieces inspired by the animal kingdom Wednesday at the new Burnes Hall in New England Conservatory Student Life Center.    [continued]

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Valkyries Ride on Wagner Weekend


In this summer’s annual “Tanglewood miracle,” over the last weekend, Andris Nelsons led the TMC Orchestra, six leading opera singers, and eight female vocalists of the Tanglewood Music Center, in a remarkable performance of  Wagner’s Die Walküre.    [continued]