BSO brings Shostakovich, Mozart and Ravel to Tanglewood
Andris Nelsons opens the program at Tanglewood on July 26 conducting the BSO through a continuation of the orchestra's cycle of Shostakovich's symphonies, for which they've won two Grammys this year. Beginning with a rendition of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 2, pianist Paul Lewis then joins for a performance of Mozart's sweeping Piano Concerto No. 12 in A, K.414. The program concludes with the expansive Daphnis and Chloe by Ravel, featuring the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and conductor James Burton.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra saw success at the 2019 Grammy awards for Shostakovich: Symphonies No. 4 & 11, released on the Deutsche Grammophon label in 2018. Conductor Andris Nelsons has been BSO's music director since the 2014/15 season, whilst also directing the Liepzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in Germany since 2018. Soloist Paul Lewis brings further decoration to the evening, having been appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2016 for services to music, whilst the appearance of the spine-tingling Tanglewood Festival Chorus continues a collaboration spanning almost 50 years, having been Boston Symphony's official chorus since 1970.