Why See Tanglewood Music Center Chamber Music?
A night of exceptional music
The Tanglewood Music Center is the premier music academy in Boston. Applicants from across the nation come together to enjoy a programme of learning from some of the worlds most prestigious and celebrated musicians, concluding in a series of special concerts.
July 8, 2018
A World Premiere: Theophilus Chandler, New Work for voice and wind dectect
George Lewis' Thistletown - An ecclectic work which debuted in 2012 and primarly focuses on string instruments, whilst also using different parts of other instruments to create a staccato composition.
July 15, 2018
Dutilleux's Les Ciations - A piece composed for a quartet, this composition utilises string, wind and percussion to create an etherial and expressive sound.
Joan Tower Quartet No.5 White Water - Tower is considered to be one of modern America's greatest living composers, with her radiant compositions, audience members enjoy a highly textured and intricate work.
Mendelssohn Octet in E-Flat for Strings, Op.20
July 22, 2018
Mozart String Quartet No. 5 in D, K.593
Fereric Rzewski Coming Together - This minimalistic piece is often lauded as a modern masterpiece, with a simple yet fast composition scoring a repetitive monologue, creating an overall effect of incredible tension.
Brett Dean Voices of Angels - This quintet provides a rich and emotional landscape to which the forming of magnificent creatures is conjured. Full of vibrant and driving segments what you once though of as celestial beings, take on a new form entirely.
August 12, 2018
Rochberg's Quintet for Two Violins, Viola and Two Cellos
August 19, 2018
Bartok's Quartet No. 3 - Packed full of strings this piece jumps from languishing and melancholic to lively and dance-like. Bartok drew on Hungarian folk music to create this harmonically adventurous piece.
Szymanowski's Quartet No. 2 - An undulating and dynamic work for Violin and Cello, this quartet occurs over three parts from the delicate, to the powerful ending in a melancholic theme.
Rochberg Octet (A Grand Fantasia)
Opening night: 8 July 2018
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