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2015 TANGLEWOOD SEASON, JUNE 19-SEPTEMBER 5,WWW.TANGLEWOOD.ORG; HIGHLIGHTS OF PERFORMANCESAUGUST 21-SEPTEMBER 5

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21-SUNDAY, AUGUST 23: 
THE HIGH-FLYING ACROBATS OF CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE JOIN KEITH LOCKHART AND THE BOSTON POPS, AUGUST 21; JOHN WILLIAMS’ FILM NIGHT, FEATURING VIOLINIST GIL SHAHAM AND CONDUCTORS KEITH LOCKHART AND DAVID NEWMAN, AUGUST 22; “RADIO DELUXE LIVE” WITHJOHN PIZZARELLI AND JESSICA MOLASKEY IN OZAWA HALL, AUGUST 23

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27-SATURDAY, AUGUST 29:
EDDIE IZZARD BRINGS HIS PERSONAL BRAND OF COMEDY TO TANGLEWOOD, AUGUST 27; UTAH-BASED INTERNET SENSATION THE PIANO GUYS PERFORM AUGUST 28; TONY AWARD-WINNER IDINA MENZEL’S WORLD TOUR COMES TO THE SHED, AUGUST 29

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4-SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
HARRY CONNICK, JR. COMES TO TANGLEWOOD FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY,SEPTEMBER 4KRISTIN CHENOWETH AND THE BOSTON POPS CLOSE OUT THE 2015 TANGLEWOOD SEASON, SEPTEMBER 5

ONE DAY UNIVERSITY AT TANGLEWOOD TAKES PLACE SUNDAY, AUGUST 23

TICKETS FOR THE 2015 TANGLEWOOD SEASON, PRICED FROM $10 TO $124 FOR REGULAR SEASON CONCERTS, ON SALE AT 888-266-1200 AND WWW.TANGLEWOOD.ORG

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Tanglewood history and chronology, visit tanglewood.org/presskit
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 – KEITH LOCKHART AND THE BOSTON POPS WELCOME CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE TO THE SHED
[Cirque de la Symphonie]Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops are joined by the aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen of the visually stunningCirque de la Symphonie, Friday, August 21. The Cirque de la Symphonie concerts synchronize the elegant and daring cirque acts of former Olympians and world record-holders with Boston Pops renditions of classical music masterpieces, including Tchaikovsky’s famous waltz from Swan Lake, Saint-Saëns’ Dance Macabre, and a romantic medley, “Gershwin in Love.”

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 – KEITH LOCKHART AND DAVID NEWMAN LEAD THE POPS IN JOHN WILLIAMS FILM NIGHT 
[Keith Lockhart]John Williams’ Film Night, one of the most eagerly-anticipated evenings of the Tanglewood Season, takes place on Saturday, August 22. Conductor Keith Lockhartand the Boston Pops will be joined by guest conductor David Newman for what has become one of the signature events of the Tanglewood season. The first half of the program, led by David Newman, will feature a salute to Paramount Pictures, featuring music from films including Forrest GumpSunset BoulevardSabrina, and The Godfather, among others. Keith Lockhart will lead the second half of the program, devoted to John Williams’ famous movie scores, including Jurassic ParkJaws, andStar Wars, and also featuring violinist Gil Shaham.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 – ONE DAY UNIVERSITY AT TANGLEWOOD
[One Day University]One Day University, the acclaimed adult education series, will return to Tanglewood on Sunday, August 23, with Barry Schwartz, Professor at Swarthmore College, presenting “The Paradox of Choice: When More is Less”; Michael Sparer, Columbia University presenting “Living and Dying in America: The Politics of Healthcare”; and Anna Celenza, Georgetown University presenting “A Sinatra Centennial: What Made Ol’ Blue Eyes Great?”. The cost of One Day University at Tanglewood is $159, and includes VIP parking and lawn admission for the 4 p.m. John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey “Radio Deluxe Live” performance in Ozawa Hall. Advance purchase is required. For more information or to register for One Day University at Tanglewood, call Symphony Charge at 888­266­1200 or visit www.tanglewood.org/onedayu.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 – JOHN PIZZARELLI AND JESSICA MOLASKEY BRING “RADIO DELUXE LIVE” TO TANGLEWOOD
[John Pizzarelli]On Sunday, August 23, at 4 p.m.John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey will return to the festival for a recording of their weekly jazz program “Radio Deluxe” in Ozawa Hall. Full of off-the-cuff repartee about music, life, and popular culture the program last delighted audiences at Tanglewood in August 2011. “Radio Deluxe Live” mixes and matches songs in medleys and sequences that flow like a continuing dialogue about life, relationships, and popular culture.

Prior to the 4 p.m. “Radio Deluxe” concert in Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood will host aMusical Scavenger Hunt from 2-3:30 p.m., beginning at the Tanglewood Visitors Center. Suggested for children ages 8-12, the scavenger hunt will give children the opportunity to learn about Tanglewood and the beginnings of the Koussevitzky Music Shed. All participants will win a Tanglewood backpack at the conclusion of the scavenger hunt.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27 – COMEDIAN EDDIE IZZARD PERFORMS IN THE SHED
[Eddie Izzard]Celebrated comedian Eddie Izzard will perform at Tanglewood on Thursday, August 27. Known for bizarre, tangential, and absurd comic narratives rooted in creativity and wit, Eddie Izzard is one of the most popular stand-up comics in the world as well as a highly regarded film, television, and stage actor.

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28 – INTERNET SENSATION THE PIANO GUYS PERFORM AT TANGLEWOOD
[The Piano Guys]Utah-based piano and cello group and Internet sensation The Piano Guys join the Tanglewood 2015 line-up with a Friday, August 28, performance at 7 p.m. in the Koussevitzky Music Shed. The Piano Guys are four dads who became an Internet sensation by way of their successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They've made over 50 since early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative multi-handed version of One Direction's “What Makes You Beautiful” and a gorgeous reinvention of the hit song “Let It Go” from Disney's Frozen. The Piano Guys’ original blend of classical music and pop has led to over 500 million YouTube views.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29 – TONY-AWARD WINNER IDINA MENZEL BRINGS HER WORLD TOUR TO THE SHED
[Idina Menzel]Tony award-winning vocalist Idina Menzel performs on Saturday, August 29 at 7 p.m.The concert will feature renditions of popular songs, musical theater favorites, and songs from Ms. Menzel’s personal catalogue. Ms. Menzel is widely known for her role as Elphaba in Wicked, her television work on the hit Fox show Glee, and most recently for recording the Oscar-winning song “Let it Go,” for the animated film Frozen.

 

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 – HARRY CONNICK, JR. COMES TO TANGLEWOOD
[Harry Connick, Jr.]Multi-talented musician, singer, songwriter and American Idol judge Harry Connick, Jr. performs in the Koussevitzky Music Shed on Friday, September 4. The concert will feature music from Connick’s vast musical catalog, including songs from his most recent releases “Smokey Mary” and “Every Man Should Know.” To date, Connick has released 29 albums, won three Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards, and garnered sales of 28 million albums. He last performed at Tanglewood in summer 2013.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 – KRISTIN CHENOWETH AND THE BOSTON POPS CLOSE OUT TANGLEWOOD 2015
[Kristin Chenoweth]Broadway and television star Kristin Chenoweth—widely known for defining the role of Glinda in the hit musical Wicked—will join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestraand conductor Thomas Wilkins for a program of beloved music from the Broadway stage, Saturday, September 5 in the Koussevitzky Music Shed.  The program will be followed by a fireworks display over the Stockbridge Bowl, bringing the 2015 Tanglewood season to a close. 

Tickets for the 2015 Tanglewood season, priced from $10 to $124, are available at888-266-1200 and www.tanglewood.org, where visitors can also find full details of the 2015 Tanglewood concert schedule. Tanglewood—this country’s preeminent summer music festival and the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra—is located in the Berkshire Hills between Stockbridge and Lenox, MA. The 2015 Tanglewood season celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Tanglewood Music Center, the Boston Symphony’s acclaimed summer music academy and training ground for young professional musicians. For further information about highlights of the TMC75 anniversary, including more than 30 world premieres, a performance of Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 8, under the direction of Andris Nelsons, and a weekly series of free music streams available at www.tanglewood.org starting June 23, please visitwww.tanglewood.org/tmc.

TICKET INFORMATION IN BRIEF AND SEASON DATES 
[Tanglewood]Tanglewood’s 2015 season opens on Friday, June 19 and closes Labor Day Weekend. Tickets, priced from $10 to $124, are available through Tanglewood’s website, www.tanglewood.org, through SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200and at the Symphony Hall Box Office at 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston MA$20 tickets for attendees under 40, one of the BSO’s most popular discount ticket offers, will be available for BSO and Boston Pops performances in the Shed. In addition, Tanglewood continues to offer free lawn tickets to young people age 17 and under, as well as a variety of special programs for children, including Kids’ Corner, Watch and Play, and the annual Family Concert, this year to take place July 4. A 50% discount on Friday-evening lawn tickets is available to college and graduate students 18 and over with a student ID. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Main Box Office, only on the night of the performance. 

2015 TANGLEWOOD SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
[Andris Nelsons (photo by Marco Borggreve)]The 2015 Tanglewood season, June 19 through September 5, boasts an abundance of musical riches with concerts by the incomparable Boston Symphony and Boston Pops orchestras, the Tanglewood Music Center, and internationally acclaimed guest artists from the worlds of classical, jazz, Broadway, pop, dance, and film. Unique to the 2015 Tanglewood season will be the celebration of two milestones: theinaugural season of BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons and the 75th anniversary of the Tanglewood Music Center, the BSO’s prestigious summer music academy.

[Jean-Yves Thibaudet]Andris Nelsons leads six Tanglewood performances in his first Tanglewood season as BSO Music Director (8/1, 8/2, 8/4, 8/8, 8/14, and 8/15). Guest artists joining Mr. Nelsons and the BSO include pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, violinist Renaud Capuçon, and cellist Gautier Capuçon for Beethoven’s Triple Concerto (8/1); cellistYo-Yo Ma and BSO principal viola Steven Ansell for Strauss’s Don Quixote (8/2);Håkan Hardenberger in Brett Dean’s Dramatis personae (8/2); Christian Tetzlaff in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto (8/14); and Kristine Opolais in the [Kristine Opolais]Willow Song and “Ave Maria” from Verdi’s Otello and “L’altranotte in fondo al mare” from Act III of Boito’s Mefistofele (8/15). Mr. Nelsons conducts the combined forces of the Boston Symphony and Tanglewood Music Center orchestras in Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture as part of the popular annualTanglewood on Parade (8/4). On August 8, Mr. Nelsons joins in the 75th TMCfestivities by leading Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 8, featuring theTanglewood Music Center Orchestra, supplemented by TMC alumni, Tanglewood Festival ChorusBUTI ChorusAmerican Boy Choir, and a cast of internationally acclaimed soloists.

In a first for the Tanglewood Festival, Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax will each take on the newly created title ofKoussevitzky Artist—an honorary title reflecting the BSO’s deep appreciation for their generous performance and teaching commitments to the 2015 Tanglewood season and for their extraordinary 30-plus-year involvement with the BSO. On Sunday, August 9, at 8 p.m., for only the second time in their performance history at Tanglewood, Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax perform a recital—the complete Beethoven Cello Sonatas—in the Koussevitzky Music Shed. Mr. Ma and Mr. Ax each perform three other times during Tanglewood this season (Mr. Ma: 8/2, 8/13; Mr. Ax: 7/20, 7/25; Mr. Ma & Mr. Ax: 8/6).

[Keith Lockhart (photo by Winslow Townson)]The Boston Pops is featured in an unprecedented eight performances during the 2015 Tanglewood season. Celebrating his 20th season as Boston Pops Conductor, Keith Lockhart will led the Boston Pops in five programs featuring a wide variety of performers, including Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow (June 19), Broadway stars Kate Baldwin and Jason Danieley (June 20), Tony Award-winning songstress Bernadette Peters (July 5), and the high-flying acrobats of C[Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga]irque de la Symphonie (August 21). Keith Lockhart and conductor David Newman will again join the Boston Pops for John Williams’ Film Night, a favorite Berkshire summertime tradition (August 22), and Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth will join conductor Thomas Wilkins and the Pops to close out the 2015 season (9/5). In addition to the highly anticipated appearance by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga in an evening of selections from their new album Cheek to Cheek, 6/30, the 2015 Tanglewood popular artist series will also feature Diana Krall (6/21), Huey Lewis and the News (6/28), comedian Eddie Izzard (8/27), songstress Idina Menzel(8/29), The Piano Guys (8/28), and Harry Connick, Jr. (9/4). James Taylor returns on July 4 with his all-star band.  

[Leonidas Kavakos (photo by Marco Borggreve)]Additional artists of note include the Mark Morris Dance Group (6/25 & 26); Jessye Norman and Kirill Gerstein on Opening Night (7/3); bass-baritone Bryn Terfel (7/9, 7/11); organist Cameron Carpenter (7/10); Audra McDonald (7/19); pianist Paul Lewis (7/19, 7/21); soprano Dawn Upshaw (8/2); violinist Leonidas Kavakos (8/6, 8/7); and Joshua Bell (8/9). Guest conductors include Jacques Lacombe (7/3);Stéphane Denève (7/10, 8/3); Sir Neville Marriner (7/19); Christoph von Dohnányi (7/24 & 26); Michael Tilson Thomas (7/25 & 27); Charles Dutoit (8/7 & 9); Bramwell Tovey (7/11); Ludovic Morlot (7/12 & 13); Christian Zacharias (7/17 & 18); Asher Fisch (8/16); and BSO Assistant Conductor Ken-David Masur (7/31). Tanglewood will also host two popular radio shows: Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion (6/27), broadcast live, and Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey (8/22), which will be taped for future broadcast. Tanglewood will also present the Wine and Food Classic (8/13-16), featuring wines from around the world and locally sourced foods, and One Day University (8/23), the acclaimed adult education series. 

BRIEF OVERVIEW OF TANGLEWOOD, THE BSO’S SUMMER HOME SINCE 1937
[Tanglewood]One of the most popular and acclaimed music festivals in the world, Tanglewood—the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home since 1937—is located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills between Lenox and Stockbridge, MA. With an average annual attendance of more than 300,000 visitors each season, Tanglewood has a $60 million impact on the Berkshire economy each summer. Tanglewood presents orchestra concerts by the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and visiting ensembles, featuring many of the greatest classical musicians of our time; recital and chamber music concerts in the intimate setting of Ozawa Hall; programs highlighting the young musicians of the Tanglewood Music Center; and performances by some of today’s leading popular artists. Introduced in 2013—$20 tickets for attendees under 40—will be available for BSO and Boston Pops performances in the Shed. Tanglewood is family-friendly, with free lawn tickets available for children and young people age 17 and under, and a variety of special programs for children, including Kids’ Corner, Watch and Play, and the annual Family Concert, this year to take place on July 4. Tanglewood is also the home of the Tanglewood Music Center (celebrating its 75th anniversary this year), the BSO’s preeminent summer music academy for the advanced training of young professional musicians, and Days in the Arts,a multi-cultural arts-immersion program that gives 400 fifth-, sixth-, and seventh-graders from communities across Massachusetts the opportunity to explore the arts throughout each week-long session of the summer. These are just two of the BSO’s many educational and outreach activities, for which more information is available at www.bso.org—the largest and most visited orchestral website in the country, receiving about 7 million visitors annually and generating over $95 million in revenue since its launch in 1996. The Boston Symphony Orchestra is online at www.bso.org. Music lovers can follow the BSO on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/bostonsymphony, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bostonsymphony­and on Instagram athttp://instagram.com/bostonsymphony.

TANGLEWOOD CONCERT LISTING, AUGUST 21-SEPTEMBER 5 
All programs and artists are subject to change

Friday, August 21, 8:30 p.m. Shed
Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Cirque de la Symphonie
Following last year’s sold-out performances at Symphony Hall, the Boston Pops is delighted to bring Cirque de la Symphonie’s breathtakingly magical fusion of circus and classical music to Tanglewood, an event sure to mesmerize children and adults alike. Aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen are among the talented artists who’ll take the stage as the Boston Pops performs its own extraordinary musical feats.

Saturday, August 22, 8:30 p.m. Shed
John Williams’ Film Night 
Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra
Keith Lockhart and David Newman, conductors
A beloved summer tradition continues with John Williams’ Film Night. The Boston Pops and Keith Lockhart will be joined by guest conductor David Newman for what has become one of the signature events of the Tanglewood season.

Sunday, August 23, 9 a.m. 
One Day University at Tanglewood
The Paradox of Choice: When More is Less
Barry Schwartz, Swarthmore College

Living and Dying in America:
The Politics of Healthcare
Michael Sparer, Columbia University

A Sinatra Centennial:
What Made Ol' Blue Eyes Great?
Anna Celenza, Georgetown University

Sunday, August 23, 4 p.m. Ozawa Hall 
John Pizarelli and Jessica Molasky        
Radio Deluxe Live  

Thursday, August 27, 7 p.m.
Eddie Izzard

Friday, August 28, 7 p.m. Shed
The Piano Guys

Saturday, August 29, 7 p.m. Shed
Idina Menzel           
Idina Menzel World Tour

Friday, September 4, 7 p.m. Shed
An Evening With Harry Connick, Jr.

 

Saturday, September 5, 8:30 p.m. Shed
Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Kristin Chenoweth
Fireworks to follow the concert

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