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Festival of Contemporary Music

Closed July 30, 2018

This year's brightest young instrumentalists triumphantly perform a diverse program of works

Why See Festival of Contemporary Music?

The Tanglewood Music Center Fellows' Chamber Music Festival

The Glastonbury of the classical world, the Tanglewood Summer Season is an annual series held in the Berkshire Hills, the famed summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Passing the torch to talented young performers, the BSO funds the Tanglewood Music Center, a summer academy for advanced musical study. Fostering fresh talent with close collaboration with the orchestra and special guest performers, the academy presents the annual Festival of Contemporary Music, four concerts helmed by the BSO's artistic partner Thomas Ades and performed by the fellows of the academy.


Thursday July 26th:
Per Norgard - Voyage Into the Golden Screen
Nanacarrow Studies (2, 3c, 5, 9)
Veronika Krausas - Analemma
Francisco Coll - Four Iberian Minatures
Oliver Christophe Leith - New Work, World Premiere

Friday July 27th:
Rebecca Saunders - Fletch
Chen Yi - As In a Dream
Poul Ruders - String Quartet No. 4
Nanacarow - Etudes 6, 7
Harvey - String Quartet No. 3

Sunday July 29th:
Javier Alvarez - Trompatufarria Al Pastor
Gerald Barry - Sextet
Harrision Birtwistle - Cortege
Per Norgard - String Quartet No. 10
Oliver Knussen - Reflection, U.S. premiere
Gyorgy Kurtage - Officium Breve

Monday July 30th:

The ensemble is joined by piano virtuoso Kirill Gerstein.
Poul Ruders - Thus Saw Saint John
Thomas Ades - In Seven Days, for piano and orchestra
Gerald Barry - Of Queens' Gardens
Lutoslawski - Symphony No. 3

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Opening night: 26 July 2018

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