Tanglewood announces Program Details, July 30 - August 4

12:00AM / Friday, July 26, 2002

On Friday, August 2, at 8:30 p.m. in the Shed, conductor Emmanuel Krivine leads the Boston Symphony with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet in Ravel's Piano Concerto in G. This program opens with Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice and closes with Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.

Tanglewood Artist-in-Residence, Boston Pops Laureate Conductor, and world-famous composer John Williams turned 70 on February 8, and this summer's Tanglewood season offers a special birthday present, saluting Mr. Williams with two concerts spotlighting the immense scope of his work in film and orchestral music. On Saturday, August 3, at 8:30 p.m. in the Shed Mr. Williams leads the Boston Pops Orchestra in a special "Film Night," featuring music from Mr. Williams' acclaimed scores to Superman, Star Wars, Jaws, E.T. (The Extra-Terrestrial), Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Two film montages will be projected for both Shed and lawn audience members on video screens with accompanying music. This concert features two young singing sensations, Lara Fabian and Josh Groban, singing music from Steven Spielberg's A.I.: Artificial Intelligence and other hits. This concert is the George and Roberta Berry Supporting Organization Concert.

On Sunday, August 4, at 2:30 p.m. in the Shed, cellist Yo-Yo Ma joins Mr. Williams and the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Mr. Williams' Cello Concerto; Heartwood, a recent work for cello and orchestra; and the solo cello pieces Rosewood and Pickin'. This concert opens with Sound the Bells! (written to celebrate with the people of Japan the wedding of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako Owada in June 1993), and also includes American Journey (Immigration and Building) from Steven Spielberg's film The Unfinished Journey (commissioned by the White House for the millennial New Year's Eve celebration) and "Adventures on Earth," from Mr. Williams' film score to E.T. (The Extra-Terrestrial).

Pianist Richard Goode, soloist in last summer's memorable performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25 in C, K.503, gives his first Tanglewood recital since 1996 on Thursday, August 1, at 8:30 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. Mr. Goode's program includes Mozart's Sonata in F, K.533/494, four Preludes by Debussy, Beethoven's Sonata No. 26 in E-flat, Op. 81a, Les Adieux, and Schubert's Sonata in A, D.959.

Prior to the BSO concert on Friday, August 2, Boston Symphony Orchestra members Valeria Vilker Kuchment (violin), Nancy Bracken (violin), Robert Barnes (viola), Mihail Jojatu (cello), Ronald Barron (trombone), Charles Schlueter (trumpet), and James Sommerville (horn) will give a Prelude Concert in Ozawa Hall. This program includes Schubert's String Trio in B-flat (Allegro), D.471, Taneyev's Trio in D for two violins and viola, Op. 21, Poulenc's Sonata for trumpet, horn, and trombone, Wolf's Italienische Serenade for string quartet, and Saglietti's Suite for alto trombone and string quartet. This concert is free to ticketholders for that evening's BSO concert.

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