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Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Encore Performances: Bernstein, Williams, and Copland
July 27, 2020 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PMFree
This program celebrates three titans of Tanglewood. Boston native and Harvard graduate Leonard Bernstein was a member of the TMC’s inaugural class of 1940 and the protégé of BSO Music Director Serge Koussevitzky as well as of Aaron Copland, the TMC’s Head of Faculty. Bernstein’s 1971 musico-theatrical work Mass, from which these Meditations are taken, was written for the opening of the Kennedy Center, and this performance features another Tanglewood icon: cellist Yo-Yo Ma. John Williams served as conductor of the Boston Pops for over a decade and continues to reign at Tanglewood in its annual Film Night, a beloved tradition. Highwood’s Ghost—a BSO commission in honor of Bernstein’s 100th birthday—again features Mr. Ma, along with BSO Principal Harp Jessica Zhou. Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3, concluding with the famous “Fanfare for the Common Man,” was the final work Bernstein conducted with the TMC Orchestra in 1990.