Boston Symphony Orchestra updates the 2014 Tanglewood schedule, necessitated by the sad and sudden passing of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos; BSO concert on Sunday, July 27, at 2:30 p.m. will now be led by Jacques Lacombe in his BSO debut

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For Immediate Release:
June 26, 2014

The Boston Symphony Orchestra announces three updates to the 2014 Tanglewood schedule, necessitated by the sad and sudden passing of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos on Wednesday, June 11.

The BSO concert on Sunday, July 27, at 2:30 p.m. will now be led by Jacques Lacombe in his BSO debut. The program, which appears in full below, remains unaltered.

The second half of the TMCO concert on Monday, July 28, at 8:00 p.m., will be led by BSO Associate Conductor Marcelo Lehninger. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 will be replaced by the Symphony No. 6, Pastoral. The remainder of the program will be as planned.

The BSO concert on Sunday, August 3, at 2:30 p.m., will be conducted by Juanjo Mena. The program and soloist are unchanged.

Maestro Frühbeck, one of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s most beloved conductors, was one of the orchestra’s most frequent collaborators, leading the BSO 133 times, both in Symphony Hall and at Tanglewood since he returned to the BSO podium in 1999. He made his BSO debut in January 1971. He died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in a clinic in Pamplona, Spain, just a week after announcing his retirement from all professional activities due to cancer.

Tanglewood 2014 Program Listing
Sunday, July 27, 2:30 p.m. Shed
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Jacques Lacombe, conductor**

Gabriela Montero, piano
Marjorie Owens, soprano (Aida)
Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano (Amneris)
Issachah Savage, tenor (Radames)
Stephen Powell, baritone (Amonasro)
Morris Robinson, bass (Ramfis)
Julien Robbins, bass (The King)
Tanglewood Festival Chorus,
   John Oliver, conductor
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2
VERDI Overture to Nabucco
VERDI Va, pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco
VERDI Finale of Aida, Act II

Monday, July 28, 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
(Beethoven Symphony No. 6, Pastoral)
TMC Conducting Fellows (Beethoven Leonore; Sibelius)
TMC Vocal Fellows
BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3
SIBELIUS Den judiska flickans sång, from Belshazzar’s Feast
SIBELIUS Autrefois, Scène pastorale for orchestra and two voices
SIBELIUS Luonnotar for soprano and orchestra
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, Pastoral

Sunday, August 3, 2:30 p.m. Shed
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Juanjo Mena, conductor

Augustin Hadelich, violin
HAYDN Symphony No. 6, Le Matin
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K.218
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2

 

SUNDAY, JULY 27 – JACQUES LACOMBELEADS BSO IN MUSIC BY RACHMANINOFF AND VERDI
[Jacques Lacombe (Photo by Steve Sherman)]Canadian conductorJacques Lacombe makes his BSO and Tanglewood debutson Sunday, July 27, at 2:30 p.m., leading a varied program of Rachmaninoff and Verdi. On the first half of the program, Venezuelan-American pianist Gabriela Montero plays Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, full of passionate emotion and hummable melodies that stick with the listener long after the performance has ended. The operatic second half of the program—featuring  soprano Marjorie Owens, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Bishop, tenor Issachah Savage, baritone Stephen Powell, and basses Morris Robinson and Julien Robbins—is devoted to the music of Verdi, including the Overture and Va, pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco and the Finale of Act II from Aida.

MONDAY, JULY 28 – BSO ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR MARCELO LEHNINGER AND TMC CONDUCTING FELLOWS LEAD THE TANGLEWOOD MUSIC CENTER ORCHESTRA
[Marcelo Lehninger]On Monday, July 28, at 8 p.m., the talented young fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra are led by BSO Associate Conductor Marcelo Lehninger and TMC conducting fellows Daniel Cohen and Karina Canellakis in an Ozawa Hall performance of music by Beethoven and Sibelius. The program, which also features TMC vocal Fellows soprano Laura Strickling and mezzo-soprano Loralee Songer, includes Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3 and Symphony No. 6, Pastoral,as well as three works by Sibelius for orchestra and voice(s): Luonnotar for soprano and orchestra; Autrefois, Scène pastorale for orchestra and two voices; and Den judiska flickans sång, from Belshazzar’s Feast.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3 – VIOLINIST AUGUSTIN HADELICH JOINS BSO FOR MUSIC OF THE CLASSICAL PERIOD
[Juanjo Mena]Juanjo Mena takes the Shed podium on Sunday, August 3, at 2:30 p.m., for a BSO concert devoted entirely to the Classical period and the Austro-German tradition. Young rising German violinist Augustin Hadelich joins the orchestra for Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K.218, at the heart of the program. The Mozart is bookended by the music of his principal predecessor and successor, respectively: Haydn’s Symphony No. 6, Le Matin, to begin the program, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2, to close it. All three works capture their composers at the beginning of their careers and showcase their early genius.

 

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