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Introduction to The Cricket Recovers

August 8, 3pm, Linde Center Gordon Studio

Learn more about composer Richard Ayres and his acclaimed chamber opera, based on an award-winning collection of animal stories by Dutch author Toon Tellgen, adapted by librettist Rozalie Hirs.


Opera and the Mind

August 8, 4:30pm, Linde Center Gordon Studio

Join us for an engaging exploration of narratives of hysteria, madness, and mental illness in opera.


FCM Opera

August 8, 8pm, Ozawa Hall

TMC Vocal Fellows
Richard AYRES The Cricket Recovers (American premiere)


Welcome Breakfast

August 9, 9am, Linde Center


Arrival 2019 &
The Composer’s Toolbox Today
Michael Gandolfi, composer

August 9, 9:45am, Linde Center Gordon Studio

Join TMC Composition Program Head and award-winning composer Michael Gandolfi for a two-part journey through musical and historical turning points that have contributed to what we consider contemporary music today and an exploration of the various elements that composers use to create modern-day masterpieces.


Introduction to Revelación (American premiere)
Hilda Paredes, composer

August 9, 11:30am, Linde Center Studio E

Join Hilda Paredes for an introduction to her compositional methods and her work for instrumental ensemble. Firmly established as one of the leading Mexican composers of her generation, she has made her home in London since 1979, and her music is now performed widely. She has been commissioned by soloists, ensembles and orchestras around the world and is a frequent guest lecturer and composition teacher at notable universities worldwide.


Chamber Music Concert

August 9, 2:30pm, Linde Center Studio E

Erika FOX Hungarian Rhapsody (American premiere)
Andrew HAMILTON New work (world premiere; TCM commission)
Hilda PAREDES Revelación (American premiere)
Zoë MARTLEW Völuspá


Perspectives on New Work
Andrew Hamilton & Nathan Shields, composers

August 9, 4:15pm, Linde Center Gordon Studio

Join us for an up close and personal conversation about the process of creating new work, the role that contemporary music plays in today’s society, and more. Moderated by BSO Assistant Artistic Administrator Eric Vallière.


Artist Perspectives
Erika Fox, composer

August 10, 11:30am, Linde Center Gordon Studio

Award-winning composer Erika Fox was born in Vienna of Hungarian/Romanian parents and emigrated to England as a war refugee. Her highly distinctive musical style is a result of a childhood suffused with music of Eastern European origin and many of her works show a natural affinity for theatre and stage. Since the 1970s, her music has been regularly performed at festivals, the South Bank, Wigmore Hall, and received broadcasts in the UK and internationally.


On New Silent Film Scores
TMC Composition Fellows

August 10, 1pm, Cindy’s Café

In this panel discussion moderated by composer and Head of TMC Composition Program, Michael Gandolfi, learn about the challenges and joys of creating new music for silent film. Lunch is provided.


Thomas Adès & Tom Service in Conversation

August 10, 2:30pm, Linde Center Gordon Studio

Join BSO Artistic Partner and Director of the Festival of Contemporary music, composer Thomas Adès and writer, music journalist, and television and radio presenter Tom Service for a thought-provoking conversation about music, artistic influence, and creative friction. They previously collaborated to produce Thomas Adès: Full of Noises.


Introduction to FCM Prelude Concert Music

August 10, 3:45pm, Linde Center Gordon Studio

Join us to learn more about the program for this evening’s Prelude concert. Repertoire includes String Quartet No. 3 by Poul Ruders, receiving its American premiere at Tanglewood, Chaya Czernowin’s Anea Crystal, and Ruth Crawford Seeger’s String Quartet.


FCM Prelude Concert

August 10, 6:15pm, Linde Center Studio E

Poul RUDERS String Quartet No. 3 (American premiere)
SEEGER String Quartet
Chaya CZERNOWIN Anea Crystal


FCM Chamber Music Concert
TMC Fellows

August 11, 10am, Ozawa Hall

Andrew HAMILTON music for people who like art (American premiere)
Nathan SHIELDS New work (American premiere; TMC commission)
Steve REICH Radio Rewrite
Thea MUSGRAVE Space Play


Dramatic Elements in Contemporary Music
Poul Ruders, composer

August 11, 12:30pm, Linde Center Gordon Studio


New Silent Film Scores
TMC Composers and Fellows

August 11, 5pm, Linde Center Studio E


(Re)Settings in Contemporary Music

August 12, 3pm, Linde Center Gordon Studio

An exploration of compositional techniques that include text settings, poetry, and reuse of musical ideas.


Introduction to FCM Concert Music

August 12, 4:30pm, Linde Center Gordon Studio

Join us to learn more about the program for this evening’s Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra concert. Repertoire includes Gerald Barry’s Canada, Poul Ruders’ Symphony No. 5, Knussen’s Whitman Settings, Thomas ADÈS Asyla.


FCM Concert
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Thomas Adès, conductor
TMC Conducting Fellows
TMC Vocal Fellows

August 12, 8pm, Ozawa Hall

Gerald BARRY Canada
Poul RUDERS, Symphony No. 5
KNUSSEN, Whitman Settings
Thomas ADÈS Asyla

Erika Fox, Hilda Paredes, Chaya Czernowin & Zoë Martlew

August 8, 1pm, Linde Center Studio E

Join four leading composers for a candid, information conversation about their passion for new work, their struggles and successes, and their vision for the future of classical music.


Friday Night Concert

August 9, 8pm, Shed

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Leonidas Kavakos, conductor and violin
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7


Saturday Night Concert

August 10, 8pm, Shed

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Rafael Payare, conductor
Nikolai Lugansky, piano
CARREÑO Margariteña
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 1
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1


Sunday Afternoon Concert

August 11, 2:30pm, Shed

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Adès, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano
IVES Three Places in New England
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, Pastoral


Cinematics Film Series
Babette’s Feast

August 11, 7pm, Linde Center Studio E

Babette’s Feast, with a score by acclaimed contemporary composer and writer Per Nørgård, explores the story of a 19th century Parisian political refugee who seeks shelter in a rough, Danish coastal town. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1987.


Yo-Yo Ma, cello

August 11, 7:30pm, Shed

J.S. BACH Suites for Solo Cello